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Stratford Hall Plantation

485 Great House Road, Stratford, VA 22558
804-493-8038
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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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Herndon, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a real gem to visit. The museum is nice, the grounds are gorgeous, the gift shop was wonderful. Though Lee only lived here the first 3.5 years of his life (that part was disappointing) it was still fun to learn about the Lee history and what life was like then. The tour guide left a lot to be... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Bowmanville
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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