Events & Programs


  • Edible Plants of Virginia

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    Edible Plants of Virginia. Author/naturalist Hal Wiggins will discuss and identify edible plants in the Stratford landscape. Children must accompanied by adult. $30 per participant; children under 6 FREE. FREE to FOS cardholders. 9 a.m.- 12 noon. Early registration required....

    June 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Lees and Independence Family Fun Festival

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    Join us for a FREE DAY of family fun on the Fourth of July! Our Lees and Independence Family Fun Festival has activities for all ages. Gates open 9:30 a.m. and close at 5 p.m....

    July 4 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Grandparent Grandchild Summer Camp

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    July 5-7 Grandparent/Grandchild Camp This 3-day summer camp is packed with enjoyable activities for kids and their grandparent/s. For more information, please contact Mary Bowman, coordinator....

    July 5 @ 8:00 am - July 7 @ 5:00 pm

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Lees and Independence Family Fun Festival

July 4 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Join us on July 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for our annual Lees and Independence Family Fun Festival! FREE to the public.

We will be having a wide range of family-friendly activities!
Great House will be open for free visitor walk-throughs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Gift Shop will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., the Dining Room (The Inn at Stratford Hall) will be open for lunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Plan B Bar-B-Que will be selling its famous BBQ, sides and soft drinks, Fossil collecting and identification opportunities in beach area, Hiking trails open, weather permitting,and the Gristmill will operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Apart from the free activities for the day, special kayaking opportunities on the millpond with the Virginia Outdoor Center will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $12 (cash only) per person (children must be 6 years and older). This price includes 1 hour of instruction and most of the proceeds goes to the Virginia Outdoor Center. Participants must sign liability release forms; children must be accompanied by a parent.

Pet Policy: Dogs are allowed on leash in the historic area (but not inside historic structures, except for guide dogs) and owners are responsible for properly picking up and disposing of all animal waste. Waste receptacles will be available.
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It's time to hit the road and make some Summer memories with your family! This Summer, Stratford Hall is offering a special getaway at an unbelievable price!

Get a TWO-night stay in TWO of our guest rooms, grounds passes with full access to hiking trails, hunting for fossils on the beach, biking, gardens and grounds, fishing pond, breakfast and 20% off of lunch. All of this for just $495!!*

This offer is only good from June 1 – September 5, 2016. Contact Reservations at the Inn at Stratford Hall for more information 804-493-1967.

*Doesn’t not include tax, gratuity and Great House tour
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Sad to see our June campers leave today. They wove baskets, made candles, hunted for shark teeth, chased fireflies, roasted marshmallows, and so much more! ...

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