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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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Stratford Hall

This is a wonderful plantation to visit. You can easily spend a day exploring. The guide we had on our recent visit was wonderful. She was very knowledgable about the families... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful plantation to visit. You can easily spend a day exploring. The guide we had on our recent visit was wonderful. She was very knowledgable about the families who had lived here and their personal stories.

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Hooversville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We opted for the grounds pass of Stratford House. We did a driving tour of the land. It is very beautiful and picturesque. We heard about the fossil beach they have. It is small, but it did not disappoint! There is a 3-hour time limit, but we were certainly done searching in that amount of time. I am hoping there... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 722 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

There are so many wonderful plantation houses in the South--and Stratford Hall is one of them. Stratford Hall? It is the ancestral home of the Lee family of Virginia and the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. It isn't visited as often as Oak Alley or Oatlands or Drayton Hall or Shirley because it is located off the beaten path in... More 

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Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This home was owned by the Lees, and is the birth place of Robert E. Lee. The house tours are simply fantastic. The gardens are beautiful and a very restful place to wander through. Years ago when we lived in Virginia not far from this Plantation, we always visited it during the different seasons. The spring season is beyond description... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I'm deeply ambivalent about Stratford Hall. For its history and architecture, I want to urge you to drop everything and go now, but you MUST have Martha as your Historical interpreter. She has been there 29 years, knows everything or where to find the answers, and she is the only full-time historical interpreter. Moreover, Martha is African-American, and brings a... More 

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Grand Rapids
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Lee family, which includes two signers of the Declaration of Independence and the famous Confederate General, is chronicled in this place. The size of the house reflects its rise and the decay of it that is still evident reveals its fall. Close to the Washington birthplace, though itself not a national historic site, Stratford sits more than an hour... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This property is the ancestral home of the Lee family in America, where Robert E Lee was born and lived until he was 4 years old. The foundation that operates it does an excellent job of maintaining the property. A visit gives you a real sense of how the "landed gentry" lived in colonial British America. The grounds are very... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

If you are interested in Robert E Lee and his antecedents, visit Stratford Hall. A docent lead tour in the main home is informative and last about an hour, conducted on the hour. Museums at the visitor center hit the high points of the family and the history of the homestead. Sprawling grounds included. Facilities are a little dated and... More 

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baltimore, md
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Previous reviewer mentioned that her tour focused "too much on R.E. Lee...". The REASON that went to see the Plantation was to learn more about his time there. He left the plantation at age 3. Our tour guide only referenced him anecdotaly, and I was disapointed in that. s the tour was complete. Sorry for being negative, but would not... More 

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Ripley, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The tour of the house was very predictable. We spent too much time discussing Robert E. Lee instead of focusing on the entire lineage of the Lee's. The home and estate are beautiful and the Mill tour is the highlight. I could spend hours down at the Mill discussing the process and history of the site. Corn Meal, grits, and... More 

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