Events & Programs


  • Stratford Hall Wine Pairing Dinner

    Join us at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 19 for a five-course wine pairing dinner, featuring wines from Ingleside Plantation. $60 per person for Friends of Stratford members; $75 per non-member. Call 804-493-1967 for dinner reservations (required). Ask about our special August discount 15% off the pric...

    August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sunset Kayaking on the Potomac

    Join us on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. for sunset kayaking. Cost: $40 per kayak. Two-seat kayaks are $20 per person. One and two-seat kayaks available. Ages 13 and up. Register by calling 804-493-1972.

    September 9 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • 2017 Wine & Oyster Festival

    FALL IN LOVE WITH WINE & OYSTERS! September 16 & 17, 2017 Saturday, 10am to 6pm  •  Sunday, 10am to 5pm Enjoy fall at Stratford Hall! This popular event features wines from Virginia wineries and oysters from Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater oyster growers. Savor the varied tastes of oysters...

    September 16 @ 10:00 am - September 17 @ 5:00 pm

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Henry Ford first visited Stratford in February 1930, in a Lincoln limousine making its way over a muddy road using chains on the tires to get through to his destination. Mr. Ford was graciously greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stuart and Mr. Stuart's mother--the owners who had recently sold the property to the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation. While the Stuarts served the Fords coffee and fruitcake, Henry could hardly contain his enthusiasm for turning the plantation into an educational school for learning colonial crafts and trades. However, when he offered to pay off the mortgage to get full control of the property, the RELMF Board declined. Despite this, Ford gave generously to the fledgling organization, donating station wagons in the 1930s. ...

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Stratford's drone is used for a lot more than just glamour shots of the Great House. The drone allows us to examine the condition of difficult to access sections of our historic buildings and monitor the progress of maintenance work. The drone came in handy this past June when the wood shingle roof was installed on the Bank Barn! ...

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