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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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Roanoke, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Colonial Beach, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Some friends and I went here for the big wine and oyster festival, which was spectacular and the heavy rain held off until the event was over. Top-notch exhibit and artifact area out front, the bridge over the ravine leading to the house is pretty neat. The gift shop is very nice and you can even grab sandwiches and snacks... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Birth place for Robert e lee very interesting. Tour guide was awesome as she knew a lot about house and lee family. Agreat place to visit if you are in area or interested in civil war

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

While exploring the area, we made a quick stop. Being later in the day, we didn't have time to see everything. We spent about 15 minutes perusing the visitor center and took the tour of the main house and "outhouses". Our guide, Jon, was very informative. My 15- and 14-year-olds weren't bored! The tour was about 45 minutes long, but... More

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Arlington, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stopped here on the way back from a weekend getaway in Tappahannock. It was a nice historic home; I was intrigued by the extensive history of the Lee family. The tour guide was knowledgeable. Don't eat at the dining hall they have there; the food was so greasy.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This plantation is HUGE. It also has a beach to comb for sharks teeth and fossils. We had some great finds.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Guided tour was very informative and interesting. Not so much detail that the kids were bored. House is quite impressive and it is more of a house than museum so it is easier to feel what it would have been like to live there. Lots of space to walk and explore in addition to the guided tour.

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