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Stratford Hall Plantation

485 Great House Road, Stratford, VA 22558
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Description: The birthplace of Robert E. Lee.
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Virginia has many historic homes one can tour. At Stratford hall, one can sense the ghosts that inhabit the acestral home of the Lee Family. The house itself rises up, crowned by the two massive chimney blocks. Also on the property are stables, a good visitors' center and grounds. That such a home could be built in the early 1700s... More

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Newport News, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Should have told us dog were not allowed before taking our money. We told the guy at the entrance about the dogs.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The house is really something to see. Our tour guide was really good. She was very knowledgeable of the place. She was a senior woman who I got the impression had lived in the area all her life. Her accent and how fast she talked was a bit hard to understand at times but I found that to be part... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Me and the wife were passing by on our way home from the beach and figured this was as good a place as any for a break. That was a good decision. We learned a lot and felt that we got a nice insight into the early years of the colonies. We would probably have gotten even more out of... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Love fossil hunting on the Cliffs of Stratford, staying in a rustic cabin, eating at the southern style cantina, exploring our nations history and just feeling the breeze of the Southern Shore of the Potomac River.

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a real gem to visit. The museum is nice, the grounds are gorgeous, the gift shop was wonderful. Though Lee only lived here the first 3.5 years of his life (that part was disappointing) it was still fun to learn about the Lee history and what life was like then. The tour guide left a lot to be... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The museum/visitors center was great. Very well done and informative. Then we just toured the grounds, lots of outbuildings to see, the kitchen and slave quarters and gardens. If we'd had more time we definitely would have toured inside the house. You can also see some excavating that is going on too. Great gift shop, friendly staff, just an all... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were very interested in touring this historical home and hearing about its history. The visitor center exhibits were very informative, but that was the end of any educational value. The guide who took us through the home seemed very poorly trained in both her level of expertise and her manner. She merely lead us into each room, told us... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

we'd read the NYTimes article about Stratford and were prepared for interesting historical visit. the setting was gorgeous, and this is worth a couple of hours to see. but I found the guide a bit disappointing. she was trying to be a comedian, and I would have preferred information (which can be delivered in a fun way).

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Orange County, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The grounds at Stratford Hall are gorgeous and definitely worth a visit. A surprisingly high bridge leads you from the back of the visitor center past the gift shop up a path to the Great House. What a sight! The magnificent Georgian structure sits raised above an impressive lawn framed by large magnolia trees. It’s beautiful. The approximately 45-minute house... More

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