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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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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
Description: The birthplace of Robert E. Lee.
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Love this place!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
Lisam048
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Warsaw, Virginia
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Warsaw, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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28 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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23 helpful votes 23 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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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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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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