Immerse Yourself in Stratford Hall

A National Historic Landmark, Stratford Hall preserves the legacy of the Lee family and its surrounding community, inspires an appreciation of America’s past, and encourages commitment to the ideals of leadership, honor, independent thought, and civic responsibility. Established by Thomas Lee in the 1730s, Stratford Hall is one of the great houses of American history. Four generations of the Lee family passed through its stately doors including Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, the only two brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War hero “Light Horse Harry” Lee, and his son, Civil War General Robert E. Lee, who was born at Stratford Hall in 1807.

Nestled along the Potomac River, Stratford Hall’s nearly 2,000 acres comes to life through the presentation and preservation of the 18th-century Great House, vibrant gardens, natural trails revealing breathtaking river views, and the stories of all who lived here. Telling the stories of the Lees, the enslaved and indentured laborers, and the women of Stratford Hall inspires our understanding and commitment to our nation’s history. 

We invite you to experience all that Stratford Hall has to offer. Immerse yourself in the inclusive stories, revel in the magnificent preservation of the Great House and the land, or explore the nature trails to encourage ideas of the past and forge new understanding for the future. 


Important Announcement: 2021 Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival Rescheduled

After much consideration, we have come to the difficult decision to reschedule this year’s Wine & Oyster Festival for April 2-3, 2022. This decision was not made lightly as many people have devoted time and resources to this event. With local health officials reporting high rates of COVID-19 transmission, we know this course of action is necessary. Ultimately, the health and safety of our visitors, staff, volunteers, vendors, and community is our top priority. If you purchased a festival ticket, an email was sent with the opportunity to either transfer your tickets to the April date or receive a refund. To receive a refund for your pre-purchased tickets, please respond to that email within 30 days. If we do not hear from you within 30 days, your ticket purchase will be considered a donation to Stratford Hall. Thank you for your support and understanding and we look forward to bringing back the Wine & Oyster Festival in April 2022.

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