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Address: 168 Yorktown Rd, Newport News, VA 23603-1128
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Nice place to stop and learn a bit about local history

While not the most historical mansion in the area, it was a nice peek into local history around the time of the civil war. The guide was wonderful and super sweet. We did not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 1, 2016
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Michigan
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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

While not the most historical mansion in the area, it was a nice peek into local history around the time of the civil war. The guide was wonderful and super sweet. We did not get a chance to explore the grounds due to the rain but if I'm ever in the area again I would like to. If you have... More 

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Interesting mansion near Yorktown is owned by the city of Newport News. They have done a good job renovating it and work is still being done. No original furnishings, but it does have some excellent period pieces and a small museum. We visited in April and it was open on a Monday but closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is... More 

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Williamsburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a very historically significant structure in the Peninsula Campaign of the Civil War. It's amazing how well it has been maintained over the years.

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Racine, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

I would be known as a "Federal", by Southern standards. It was very interesting to learn the Civil War history of the area and learn what land owners came back to after the war. The house is wonderful. We went on a Sunday afternoon and got a private tour!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015

I actually live in the area (over 20yrs) and just never came here. I had some to time to spend, so I decided to visit. The basement is self guided and gives you a history of the town and what was going on- I did this before the guided tour and you can easily spend about 25-ish minutes there. I... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is actually a well designed house that would be livable in the 21st century. The fact that Richard Lee designed it in 1850 makes it incredible. To walk the rooms that Generals McGruder and Joseph Johnston used as headquarters at various times in the Peninsula campaign is awe inspiring. Walking down that staircase it was easy to imagine being... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015

I know I'm a little biased, but I love coming to Lee Hall Mansion. The countryside is beautiful and the house looks so stately as you drive up the lane. I can't imagine what it was like to live in this time with all the uncertainty of our country. In the front yard is where the first hot air balloon... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

Wow. We went here looking for a history lesson and some Civil War reenactment. They only have reenactors certain time of the year. The tour was not very interesting and is NOT one to take with little ones. Prices are as follow: $7 adults $6 seniors $5 children (7-18)

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Newport News, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lee Hall Mansion is located in the north end of Newport News, Va. Built in the 1850's the mansion was built by the Richard Lee family and was used as a HQ by several confederate generals during the civil war. Has a number of displays from the civil war and they have a small gift shop. The home became the... More 

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Fulton, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here on a whim while driving from Yorktown to Newport News. The facility there has a nice little gallery giving a history of the area. The doge was very friendly and knowledgeable and really offered a pleasant tour of the house. It only took about 15 minutes to go through the house as some of... More 

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