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Stratford Hall Plantation

Address: 485 Great House Road, Stratford, VA 22558
Phone Number: 804-493-8038
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Owner description: The birthplace of Robert E. Lee.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: The birthplace of Robert E. Lee.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Be prepared to be awestruck by Stratford Hall! The massive 18th century structure spans the history of America. It was home to the only brothers who signed the Declaration of Independence and was the early childhood home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Magnificent house! 1,900 acres of unspoiled countryside. Worthwhile programs covering topics from colonial architecture to cultural landscapes... More 

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Port Orchard, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It seems very difficult to find historical sites that are original; not rebuilt. Stratford was obviously build very well in the 1730's since the brick and mortar are both original. We took the guided tour of the house (the only way you can get inside). Although most of the furnishings are not original the two that are pointed out. The... More 

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virginia
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96 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our guide was Beth, retired teacher. Very personable and one of the best guides we've had at area tours. We have been here several times over a number of years. Nice gift shop. Lots to explore. House changes since last visit include revising two main rooms--just a shell at the moment. Food available not far in Montross--Yesterday's was very good.... More 

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Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My wife and I visited the Wine and Oyster Festival at Stratford Hall on 9/20/14. There were many wineries and vendors present. We had a great time visiting each booth and meeting different folks throughout the grounds. The oysters were delicious, as was the wine. Surprisingly, there was not an overwhelmingly large crowd present, which made the event much more... More 

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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
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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