Events & Programs

  • Robert E. Lee’s Birthday


    Celebrate Robert E. Lee's birthday with us. FREE ADMISSION. Enjoy visiting the Great House, refreshments in the Visitor Center, and scavenger hunts for kids. Hours 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    January 19 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • “Reading Lee” with Dr. William (Jack) C. Davis

    Dr. Jack Davis

    Historian and author Dr. William C. Davis will present Stratford Hall's annual "Reading Lee" series, FREE to the public, at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library in Fredericksburg. His topic will be "Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Peacemakers of 1865."

    January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wintering Waterfowl with Andrew Dolby


    Our popular program, Wintering Waterfowl with Andrew Dolby, begins with a presentation in the duPont Library followed by a bird walk to see waterfowl and other birds in their native habitats. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. $30 each; groups of 3 or more $15 per person. Pre-registration requested.

    February 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Robert E. Lee Birthday Commemoration

Robert E. Lee Birthday Commemoration

January 14, 2017, 9:30am - January 14, 2017, 5:00pm

FREE ADMISSION! Join us as we commemorate Robert E. Lee’s birthday on Saturday, January 14, 2017, and on Thursday, January 19, 2017. On both days there will be free gate admission and free visits to the Great House where Robert E. Lee was born. There will be live music, refreshments, scavenger hunt for the kids, and food will be available. On Saturday, January 14, Al Stone who portrays Robert E. Lee will be onsite and doing a signing of his new book. Also on Saturday, The Civil War Civilians of Spotsylvania will be in the Visitor Center illustrating the civilian side of the time just prior, during and just following the American Civil War. Saturday, January 14, 2017 Schedule: • 9:30 AM-5:00 PM FREE admission. • 9:30 AM -5:00 PM In the Preservation Gallery: Civil War Civilians of Spottsylvania, historical interpreters. • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Birthday cake and refreshments in Visitor Center • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Al Stone, famed Lee personage and interpreter will be on the grounds and in the Great House. Al Stone will also be signing his book, GeneraLee Speaking, My Life as a Living Historian, in Gift Shop from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. • 10:00 AM-4:00 PM FREE visits to the historic Great House • 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Sweet and Sassy BBQ Visitor Center Picnic Area • 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Robert E Lee Kids Scavenger Hunt with Gift Shop prizes • 11:00 AM-4:00 PM Marshall and Company performing 19th century music offerings • 11:30 AM-4:00 PM Lunch in Stratford Hall Dining room • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Al Stone book signing • 5:00 PM Visitor Center closes For more information, contact Jon Bachman, 804-493-1972 or email

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