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“Great Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Menokin

Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Warsaw
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Owner description: 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.
Warsaw, Virginia
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68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Place”
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.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank gov5180
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English first
Hanover, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Stumbled upon this gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

We were taking day trips for our summer vacation and stumbled upon this gem of a place. The visitors center was a fantastic experience and the plans for the ruins Are awesome...can't wait to see the finished product!

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Carmen L
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Newport News, Virginia
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Creative way to show architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Menokin is the home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The home was in ruins and rather than just rebuilding the house, it was decided to create a portion of the building and use glass for parts so people will be able to see how the house was built. There is a visitor's center with much information as well as some of the actual doors, fireplace, and other wooden parts which will be included in the reworking. There are also trails.

Visited September 2013
Thank andreweth
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Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have been visiting in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck for some time, and decided it was time to see some of the historic sites. We stopped by at Menokin on the recommendation of some friends. What a fascinating place. Not only is it a 1769 home of one of the signer's of the Declaration of Independence -- Francis Lightfoot Lee -- but it is being preserved in its present deteriorated state so that construction techniques of the 18th Century are visible and can be studied. A very different kind of site -- we were fascinated and hope to go back.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Bill P
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Montross, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Historical Impact”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The tour of Visitor Center, video and home site was very impressive both historically and architecturally. Anyone that enjoys both history and architecture along with the building of America must tour Menokin and The Northern Neck of Virginia. The birth place of Monroe, Washington, Francis Lightfoot Lee and so many other important statesmen of that era lived here, worked here, raised families here and over saw the birth of a "new nation", is simply mind boggling. From the Revolutionary War to the War Between the States this area has had a major and lasting impact on this Nation. Well worth your time to visit Menokin. Open your eyes and ears to how our founders struggled, fought and died.

Visited July 2013
Thank Conley P
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