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Address: 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone Number: (804) 333-1776
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Description: Menokin was the home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, a signer of the Declaration...
Menokin was the home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his wife, Rebecca Tayloe Lee.At Menokin, you can experience an 18th century house like never before. You can view, touch and feel its internal make-up as over 80% of the parts and pieces of this collapsed house still exist.We invite everyone to become part of the process as The Menokin Foundation endeavors to restore this National Historic Landmark in a revolutionary way using original fabric and architectural glass.We will also stretch our lens back over time to reveal how this house was built, how and why it fell down, and how The Menokin Foundation has made remarkable strides to preserve and interpret what remains.Admission Fee: Entrance to the grounds and visitor's center: free. Guided tour inside the ruin: $10 per person.
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Hidden Treasure

While I was on vacation last month in the Northern Neck of Virginia I visited Menokin. I had been to the site before it was opened to the public and I must say how excited I am... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

While I was on vacation last month in the Northern Neck of Virginia I visited Menokin. I had been to the site before it was opened to the public and I must say how excited I am to see the preservation and interpretation work going on there now. The remains of the house are still architecturally significant and the plans... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I'd heard a lecture at the Virginia Historical Society about Menokin and the efforts to restore it. Just last January, I'd seen an exhibit at the Virginia Center for Architecture of design plans envisioned by Harvard Graduate School of Design students. So my curiosity about the real thing had been piqued twice. The heavy gray skies and impending rain were... More 

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Spout Spring, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Menokin was a great find on our trip to Eastern VA. It was wonderful to see the remains of the home and to see what the foundation has planned for preserving those remains. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We would love to return once more work is done.

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Christiana, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Menokin is and will be a wonderful attraction. It is a work in progress but will be worth the wait. If you like architecture, restoration, and American history, you will enjoy your time at Menokin. My husband and I discovered Menokin on our last trip to Virginia and we look forward to going back. The staff was wonderfully helpful and... More 

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marshall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very friendly and personable staff. Neat old house, looking forward to visiting again once the work on it is complete!

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We enjoyed the visitor's center, tour of the house/ruin, and explanation of the fascinating plan for Menokin's conservation and future. I was so impressed by the tour and our guide's deep knowledge. It was like no other historic house tour we've taken. I look forward to following the next steps in the Menokin Project. http://www.menokin.org/Menokin%20Project%20Vision.html

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We travel with our dogs and this place was 100% dog friendly (no leash required). The visitor center is very nice and staffed by lovely and helpful ladies offering treats and water for the dogs and took their picture for their facebook page. The ruins are much more than we expected, and there were nice nature trails we and the... More 

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Lompoc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Menokin is unlike any historical site you'll ever visit! I having seen Menokin on many occasions, having grown up in the Northern Neck. I was aware of the work being done and followed it online. On a recent trip to Warsaw, I visited again with family and was amazed at the effort being put into this beautiful building. I will... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

On our way through the Northern Neck, my wife and I decided to stop at this site because of the importance of Francis Lightfoot Lee. We knew that the house was in ruins and certainly did not expect much from an architectural standpoint. Our stop was well worth the time. The Visitors' Center and all the efforts made in preserving... More 

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Warsaw, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Talk about living history. Menokin has it all. It is much like the area, alive with history and to be the the home of a signer or The Declaration of Independencea and open to the public...it doesn't get anybetter.

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