Events & Programs
Upcoming Events & Virtual Programs
Summer Teacher Institute: Teaching Difficult Topics
July 26 – 31, 2021
Update: The 2021 Teacher Institute is Full.
Stratford Hall will host an esteemed faculty for a rigorous examination of American democracy. The
program will include lectures, field trips, and hands-on pedagogy workshops.
For any questions, please contact Dr. Kelley Deetz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to COVID-19 mandated restrictions, this year’s Institute will be offered as a hybrid (in-person limit of 25, online limit of 15). We ask that participants adhere to all state regulations and Stratford Hall COVID-19 policies while on site.
Note: This image was taken prior to COVID-19. Guests are required to wear face masks indoors.
Come enjoy a hands-on photography event where you will learn to photograph the night sky and stars! Beginners are welcome, but photography experience is preferred. The Milky Way may be visible towards the end of the photography session. This event is led by Josh Stansfield and his work can be found at joshstansfieldphoto.com or on Instagram at @joshstansfieldphoto.
Photo credit: Josh Stansfield, 2019
Wednesday, August 11 – Milky Way Photography Workshop
Limited space available and pre-registration is required. For any questions, please contact Alex Withers at email@example.com.
Save the Date: Stratford Hall Wine & Oyster Festival!
Saturday, September 18 (10 am – 6 pm)
Sunday, September 19 (11 am – 4 pm)
Exclusive Signature Sponsor: C&F Bank
Stratford Hall’s annual Wine & Oyster Festival returns this fall! Unfolding in front of the 18th-century Great House, Stratford Hall’s signature event features tastings from Virginia wineries, coastal oysters, craft breweries, spirits, artisan booths, live music, and family-friendly activities. The Great House will be open for tours and opportunities will be available to explore the over 1,800 acres throughout Stratford Hall.
Make it an overnight in one of our three lodging options!
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Development office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 493-1974. If you would like to be featured as a vendor in this year’s festival, please complete the vendor application.
Stratford Hall Paleontology Excursions
UPDATE: The upcoming Paleontology Excursions are sold out.
Dating from the Miocene Epoch-approximately 17 to 10 million years ago, the Cliffs, which are part of the Calvert Formation, are a rear geological phenomenon ranking among the most important fossil research sites in the Mid-Atlantic region. Come spend a day at the Cliffs, explore our private beach, and hunt for fossils at Stratford Hall.
This is a weather dependent activity. Excursions are rated at a moderately strenuous activity level requiring long periods of walking/hiking, standing, stooping, bending and occasional climbing over washed up debris or felled trees. Minimum age requirement for paleo excursions is 8 years old.
Limited space is available and pre-registration is required.
Additional information will be provided to attendees following registration. Please contact Kelly Childress at email@example.com with any questions.
Saturday, August 14 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – SOLD OUT
Potomac River Sunset Yoga
Take the opportunity to unwind and experience the mindfulness of yoga and the natural beauty of the Stratford Hall landscape on the banks of the Potomac River at sunset. Join Blake Slusser (RYT200), owner of Mums and Bubs, as she leads yoga classes on the beach of Stratford Hall.
From June – October, Blake will offer a Vinyasa Flow (intermediate class) focusing on strength and conditioning at 6:30 pm and a Restorative (beginner class) focusing on stretching and relaxation at 7:15 pm. Participants are welcome to participate in both sessions – register for one or both!
Reservations are required. For questions, contact Alex Withers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, August 7
Saturday, September 4
Saturday, October 2