Thomas Lee built this magnificent home in 1738 and four generations of the Lee family lived here including two signers of the Declaration of Independence. It is a large plantation in the Norhern Neck of Virginia that goes up to the Potomac River where they had wharfs for shipping in the river, a tobacco plantation and a grist mill.
The main building can be visted only by a guided tour which lasts.almost an hour. The history of the family and the house is presented and you can see the room where Robert E. Lee was born (there is very little original furnishing in the house) and this is where he lived for the first four years of his life.
The gounds can be toured, as well the as beautiful gardens and there are other buildings to tour including slave quarters. The visitors center has interesting items, videos and a section that goes into the history of the Lee's of Virginia and another section on the renovations being done to the house.
The grounds and buildings are open daily. Entrance fee is $10 for adults but there are senior and military discounts. This is an interesting place to visit especially for those interested in history.
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