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. 


Independence Day at Stratford Hall

Come and celebrate the 4th of July at the home of the only two brothers who signed the Declaration of Independence. During this patriotic day, enjoy food and drink provided by local restaurant Two Fish Bistro & Tackle while listening to the music of Colonial Faire (11 am to 2 pm).  Don’t miss the scavenger hunt for kids! $4 Grounds Pass admission to explore the historic grounds, nature trails, and Potomac River Beachfront. Grounds passes will be offered from 10 am – 5 pm. Purchase a Great House self-guided audio tour ticket for $12.   Tour times will be offered from 10 – 11:30 am and 12:30 – 2:00 pm (limited tickets available). Free admission for children under 5.

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