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Stratford Hall, Stratford

#55 of 305 in Museums in Virginia
Stratford Hall is a historic house museum near Lerty in Westmoreland County, Virginia. It was the plantation house of four generations of the Lee family of Virginia (with descendants later to expand to Maryland and other states). Stratford Hall is the boyhood home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), and Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734-1797). Stratford Hall is also the birthplace of Robert Edward Lee (1807–1870), a longtime military officer

in the Corps of Engineers in the United States Army. Later, CSA President Jefferson Davis selected Robert E. Lee as General-in-Chief of the Confederate States Army. Lee commanded the CSA’s Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War (1861-1865). After the Civil War, Robert E. Lee became president of Washington College, later known as Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Virginia. The Stratford Hall estate was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960, under the care of the National Park Service in the U.S. Department of the Interior.
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  • If you are in the northern neck area then this place is well worth the visit. The birthplace of General Robert E Lee is truly amazing. To imagine the way life was back in the early 1800’s and to see.....  more »
  • Wonderful site of our history here in the Northern Neck of Virginia. A tour of the home is a must see for all of the family!  more »
  • An interesting facility rich in history. My husband and I chose the self-guided tour with the audio recording machines. The house was beautiful and the displays were intriguing. The gift shop has lots of interesting and unique gifts as well as corn meal that is made at the working Mill on site. The beach is a nice area and we managed to find a few sharks teeth.
  • Historic house and extensive grounds of the Lee family. There were at least 4 generations who lived here and made a variety of contributions to the early history of the US. It was also the birthplace of Robert E. Lee. The tour of the house is fascinating and there are a lot of out buildings you can explore as well. Beautiful place.

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