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“Birthplace of Robert E. Lee”

Stratford Hall Plantation
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Come visit Stratford Hall, home of the Lees of Virginia and birthplace of Robert E. Lee. Tour the Great House with one of our knowledgeable guides or tour at your own pace with a self-guided tour. After you've viewed the Great House take a stroll around our beautiful property. You can download our tour app, n-compass, on your own phone to tour our grounds. Explore the beaches, cliffs, hiking trails, mill and more. Come stay a night in one of our cozy cabins or guest houses and grab a bite to eat at our restaurant that serves scrumptious southern cooking.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Fantastic, informative tour guide (Edna) made the visit memorable. Beautiful grounds, interesting house, and lots of Virginia history to be learned here.

Thank mamacancook
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We arrived for the 11 am tour, and it was all we had planned. The grounds were colorful and neat. The gardens were worth walking through, and all the outbuildings. The tour guide did an excellent job of telling us what the Lee family would have been like and what their lives were like in that era. It was easy to see she had put many hours into inquiring and learning about this family. The home was great!! Anyone who is into history and/or Robert E. Lee should see this home!!

Thank Max W
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is one of my favorite historical sites. I love the grounds, the beautiful old mansion, the restaurant, the animals, the gift shop, even the visitor center. Have visited many times but always ready to go again. Especially love the coaching days.

Thank carsicknot
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Not only are the unique architecture and grounds breathtaking and impressive, the visitor's center and tours are an unforgettable learning experience. I've held retreats here for clients - the lodging is unique, fun, and really a great getaway from city life. The restaurant with traditional southern fare is delicious and the atmosphere enjoyable, if simple. Highly recommended for families, tourists, and retreats.

1  Thank AGenealogistMike
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Stratford Hall is Robert E. Lee's birthplace, but it's also architecturally fascinating and decorated in period pieces or reproductions. Tours are conducted every hour by knowledgeable local residents who take great pride in the building and obviously love their work. Every room is interesting and we learned so much about the history of the area and of Lee's family. The grounds are lovely and we enjoyed walking through the gardens. Be sure to stop at the visitor center first for an excellent short film and some very informative and interesting exhibits. No dry history here - really good!!

2  Thank barbara1973
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