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Lee Hall Mansion, Newport News

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Lee Hall or Lee Hall Mansion is a historic brick plantation house that was built during the period from 1848 to 1859. The community of Lee Hall, Virginia is named for it. The house and village are located near the junction of U.S. 60 and VA 238, in Newport News, Virginia.

The current 12.29-acre (4.97 ha) property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The listed property includes two contributing buildings: The Main House (open to the public) and the former Kitchen (closed to public, used as staff offices).
The house as well as the nearby community of Lee Hall were named for Richard Decatur Lee the original owner and builder of Lee Hall Mansion. Lee was a prominent local planter. Despite having the same last name as Virginia native and Confederate general Robert E. Lee, a direct lineage to General Lee cannot be traced. Lee Hall Mansion was used as headquarters for Confederate generals Joseph E. Johnston and John B. Magruder during the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War in 1862. Nearby is Endview Plantation, a 238-year-old house. Endview was used as a hospital during the Civil War and as a campground during the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
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  • A beautiful country home. The staff very knowledgeable and the tour guide of the home was very good. Well worth the visit when in the Yorktown area. My wife and I are seniors and it was $12.00 for... 
    A beautiful country home. The staff very knowledgeable and the tour guide of the home was very good. Well worth the visit when in the Yorktown area. My wife and I are seniors and it was $12.00 for...  more »
  • We had a very interesting tour of this plantation which was built in the 1860's. So much history about the Civil War. Our guide was the curator of the mansion who talked about many uses of this... 
    We had a very interesting tour of this plantation which was built in the 1860's. So much history about the Civil War. Our guide was the curator of the mansion who talked about many uses of this...  more »
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  • Easter egg hunt every year, smaller then the past but pretty good. I wish they told us in the flyer it was self controled.
  • The history and culture surrounding this place gives it a great teaching moment for children

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