Richmond, Fredericksburg and the Northern Neck Sights

Stratford Hall Plantation

  • 483 Great House Rd. Map It
  • Stratford
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 10/21/2013

Fodor's Review

Robert E. Lee, who became the commander of the Confederate Army, was born in the Great House of Stratford Hall Plantation, one of the country's finest examples of Colonial architecture. Eight chimneys in two squares top the H-shaped brick home, built in the 1730s by one of Lee's grandfathers, Colonial governor Thomas Lee. The house contains Robert E. Lee's crib, original family pieces, and period furnishings. The working Colonial plantation covers 1,600 acres and has gardens, a kitchen, smokehouse, laundry, orangery, springhouses, coach house, stables, slave quarters, and a gristmill that grinds from 11 am to 2 pm on the first whole weekend of each month from April through September. The Plantation Dining Room, a log cabin restaurant, serves meals and sandwiches daily from 11 to 3. Its outdoor, screened deck overlooks the woodlands.

Sight Information


Rte. 3, 483 Great House Rd., Stratford, Virginia, 22558, United States

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804-493–8038; 804-493–8371

Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Visitor center daily 9:30–4, house tours daily 10–4

Published 10/21/2013


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