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Menokin, also known as Francis Lightfoot Lee House, was the plantation of Francis Lightfoot Lee near Warsaw, Virginia, built for him by his wife's father, John Tayloe II, of nearby Mount Airy. Lee, a Founding Father, was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. Menokin was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971.Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Warsaw using our trip planner.
Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation, including photos from the 1940s, shows the house standing and reported that it was in poor condition, awaiting a restorer. The National Park Service webpage shows the house in ruins, but reports that woodwork had been removed and placed in storage in the 1960s. Although the house has partly collapsed, the Menokin Foundation has developed a plan to restore the house using glass segments to fill missing portions of the building instead of trying to restore the house to its original condition.
The staff members today, 4/12/2022, were excellent, extremely informative and personable. My 3 sisters and I were so pleased with the entire exhibit, inside and outside. We loved the concept of the...
The staff members today, 4/12/2022, were excellent, extremely informative and personable. My 3 sisters and I were so pleased with the entire exhibit, inside and outside. We loved the concept of the... more »
At first I was disappointed that the house wasn't encased in glass. But then I thought how cool it was to see this property before it was and definitely want to revisit and see it after the glass...
At first I was disappointed that the house wasn't encased in glass. But then I thought how cool it was to see this property before it was and definitely want to revisit and see it after the glass... more »
We took a day trip to the area and a local recommended we stop by these ruins. Its a bit off the beaten path but certainly worth the trip. I highly recommend the guided golf cart tour. Juliana (our tour guide) was engaging and educated us on the history of menokin and the area. We are looking forward to the restoration when its completed!
Interesting place, the ruins are protected by a large roof that towered over them. Walls are fortified with beams to prevent collapse. Plans for reconstruction are ongoing. Museum staff was very friendly and eager to share information with us.
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