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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 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Ripley, West Virginia
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baltimore, md
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The main house is impressive; the preservation of the rooms is still going on. The docent took a little bit too much time with the Lee family tree and I would have liked a bit more history in general. Pity that the mill was closed and it was really too hot to go for a nice walk outside.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My wife and I spent 2-1/2 days at the camp. Started Tuesday morning; ended Thursday afternoon. A variety of activities germane to colonial times (making bricks, basket weaving, 18th century manners, bucket brigade fire drill) as well as some not specifically colonial (hunting for fossils and shark's teeth). Camp is targeted at 7-12 year olds. Meals in the dining hall... More 

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Earlysville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The home is very large and quite old. Tours are managed in small groups, and the tour leader was very informative. She gave a complete explanation of the Lee family lineage, which encompasses many significant individuals (more than just Robert E. Lee). There were renovations going on in the dining room. When all renovations are completed, perhaps the rooms in... More 

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Morganton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We were very impressed with the visitors center. The exhibits were well done and really prepared you for the house and grounds. The house and grounds were so amazing and the guides were knowledgeable. But one warning: DO NOT EAT AT THE DINING ROOM ON THE GROUNDS!!! It was over priced and horrible! Limited selections, cold food, and lousy service!

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Inexpensive and easy to do. Just walk along the beach and look down to see the fossils washed right up on the beach.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Stratford Hall is my favorite day-trip destination on Virginia's Northern Neck. It's known as Robert E. Lee's birthplace, but it is far more than just another shrine to Lee. The credit for this architectural beauty goes to R. E. Lee's ancestors--the prominent Lee family. The house was built in 1730 and has been (and still is being) restored to it's... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed the tour which was full of stories about the Lee family and interesting things of the period. Our tour guide had been there 30 years and had plenty of stuff to say! But you will be disappointed if you are looking for beautiful furnishings or flower gardens. We liked that it wasn't full of... More 

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Lancaster, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The house is in tremendous condition and in a gorgeous setting. It's a decent tour, but if you seeking a lot of info on Robert E. Lee, you will be disappointed as he was only there until he was three years old. Tour gets you a pretty full view of the house and it's furnishings. Be sure to tour the... More 

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Additional Information about Stratford Hall Plantation

Address: 485 Great House Road, Stratford, VA 22558
Phone Number: 804-493-8038
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Stratford
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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