We read about Stratford Hall in an article in the New York Times on the Northern Neck of Virginia. We found that there are also accommodations, which were excellent, very comfortable, attractive, and reasonable. We stayed there two nights. Visiting Stratford Hall itself was extremely interesting because it has a unique architecture. It was home to the Lees who were important in the American Revolution, two of whom signed the Declaration of Independence. It is also the birthplace of Gen. Robert E. Lee. The tour was very informative about the family and life in 18th century Virginia. The grounds and outbuildings are very well restored, and there is a museum in which you could spend far more time than we were able to do. We had an excellent lunch of rainbow trout, grilled vegetables, and an apple/blackberry pie in their restaurant, which we were told had a new chef. And finally, the grounds are very extensive with fields, forest, and a sandy beach on the Potomac below cliffs in which many fossils have been found. We had a wonderful time and would love to go back again.
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