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Stratford Hall Plantation

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Address: 485 Great House Road, Stratford, VA 22558
Phone Number: 804-493-8038
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Description: The birthplace of Robert E. Lee.

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The Halls of Stratford

When you arrive, it looks like your average plantation. When you enter, you see so much wide open space. You see lovely gardens. The staff is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
JohnBCowgill
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
50 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

When you arrive, it looks like your average plantation. When you enter, you see so much wide open space. You see lovely gardens. The staff is very knowledgeable about the history. I went over to see the mill as well. It was amazing that you could stay in some rustic cabins on the property. The one downside, I would have... More 

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King George, Virginia, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

A good place for history buffs, but not as engaging as other locations. We arrived around 11 and got a AAA discount which was nice. Lunch at the restaurant was okay - service was slow and the menu was limited (though it's been the same for about 30 years.) It's not a very good place for kids to eat. Better... More 

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Norwalk, CT
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61 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Took a tour of the building and learned lots of interesting information of Robert E. Lee. We also saw the grist mill in action as it made grits for their on-site restaurant. We definitely enjoyed it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is one of the best-preserved pre-Revolutionary houses anywhere. The grounds are beautiful the guest rooms are nice and the restaurant serves great food. There are interesting things to see and do in the area, such as other plantations and Civil War sites. The town of Fredericksburg has good restaurants and lots of history.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We fully enjoyed our tour of Stratford Hall. We gain a picture into the life during the revolutionary and pre-civil war times. After touring the home, we drove down to the Potomac cliffs where we spotted a bald eagle proudly surveying the river. This was the highlight of our visit.

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Marshall
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We missed all the birthday activities the Saturday before General Lee's birthday but spent the actual day at the Plantation. The tour was excellent and filled with historical facts and fables. We will be back again!

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Warsaw, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is a wonderful place to tour, or just walk around. The dining room has wonderful food with a very nice porch and also inside area with fireplace. Very colonial - very romantic. The gift shop is great! And the many events there (esp wine) make it even more enjoyable! Great family day touring the house and grounds or just... More 

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Orange County CA
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Lees were tobacco farmers with slaves to grow the crop. The plantation now consists of 1900 acres, a Visitors' Center, cabins, dining hall, stables and a magnificent original brick mansion with 8 chimneys, four chimneys on each end of the mansion. The stables have several original horse drawn carriages which should not be missed. What is poignant about the... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

In late October, wee visited both Stratford Hall and George Washington's birthplace which are about 20 minutes apart. We were really surprised at the entrance fee ($12/person), but paid it anyway since we were there and expected a good tour. The visitor center was very nice and the people there were gracious. We were disappointed, however, in Stratford Hall once... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Visiting Stratford Hall is everything you want in in a historic house and grounds. The Visitors' center explains the history of the Lee family to put the history of the house and plantation into perspective. After viewing the house in which they are changing two of the upper level rooms to the Federal design style down to the studs. The... More 

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