Plan Your Virginia Day Trip
Hours of Operation
Winter hours: The Great House, historic buildings and Gift Shop will be open ONLY on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and special Lee Birthday events during January and February. Our grounds are open every day except for days when the entire plantation is closed (see closing dates above). The Dining Room winter schedule is below.
Admission gate is open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visiting with Pets
NEW POLICY: Leashed dogs are permitted everywhere except in the Gift Shop, the Dining Room, the galleries in the Visitor Center, outbuildings in the historic area, the Great House and the gristmill. Keep pets on leashes at all times. Pet owners are responsible for the picking up and disposal of animal waste. Please note that service animals are exempt from restrictions. [This policy is subject to change at any time.]
Visitor Center & Exhibits
The Visitor Center opens at 9:30 a.m. and includes the Lee Gallery, the Preservation Gallery and temporary exhibits. Please allow time to visit all the galleries and exhibits in the center.
Great House tours
Are on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please plan to arrive at the Visitor Center 15 minutes before tour time. Tours are approximately 45 minutes in length.
Stratford Hall is proud to offer two self-guided tour apps, n-compass and (re)discover Stratford. Enjoy the flexibility to tour the Great House and grounds at your own pace. Click here to learn more.
Is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers a wide variety of merchandise and Stratford products, such as stoneground meal and grits from Stratford’s gristmill.
Stratford Hall Dining Room
Winter Hours: The Dining Room will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in January and February and open for lunch (11:30-2:30) on Wednesday through Sunday in January and February. The Dining Room will also be open for lunch on Monday and Tuesday, January 18 & 19. There will be no dinner service except for January 16 and February 13 (Valentine’s dinner).
Jessie Ball DuPont Memorial Library
Is open to researchers (by appointment only) on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5 :00 p.m.
The Beach & Overlook
The road to the overlook and beach is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.
All of the six nature trails are open during normal visitor hours.
The mill will resume its regular operating schedule in April 2016 (2nd Saturday of each month, April through October, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m). Please call Stratford Hall’s Visitor Center 804-493-8038 to confirm if the mill will be open or operating.
Admission (effective July 1, 2014)
- Adults (12 yrs. and up): $12.00
- Adults (Groups of 20 or more, age 12 and up): $11.00
- Seniors (60 and up), AAA members: $11.00
- Seniors (Groups of 20 or more, age 60 and up): $10.00
- National Trust for Historic Preservation members: $9.00
- Children 6-11: $7.00
- Children (groups of 20 or more): $6.00
- Children 5 and under: Free
- Military Veterans: $11.00
- Active Duty Service Members: Stratford has joined the Blue Star Museum Program that allows free admission from Memorial Day to Labor Day for active duty service personnel with ID (or spouse if deployed) and up to five family members. For more information on the program, visit Blue Star Museums
- Note: discounts cannot be combined
A Grounds Pass can be purchased which entitles the purchaser to access the hiking trails, public beach area, gardens, public grounds, Visitor Center, Dining Room and Gift Shop. The pass does not include admission to the Great House and other historic buildings. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. The Grounds Pass will be valid only for the day it is purchased.
Friends of Stratford:
Regular Tours Free to Cardholders
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