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November 2018

Star Party on the Oval

November 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States
Free

Stratford Hall is partnering with the Rappahannock Astronomy Club for this unique stargazing event! If you want to learn more about astronomy and the night sky, we invite you to attend our free public star party. Beginners are welcome!

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Landscape Series: The Fall Forest at Stratford Hall

November 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

The color of the changing leaves along our trails, cliffs, and fields are truly breathtaking. Join us for the next Landscape Series, a Family Trek - the Fall Forest!

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Stratford Hall (Full)

November 22, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining Room at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

Have your Thanksgiving Dinner at Stratford Hall!   Thanksgiving Dinner at Stratford Hall is full and no longer accepting reservations. Join us on Thursday, November 22 at 12:30 p.m. for a one of a kind Thanksgiving experience. Skip the cooking and spend more time with loved ones this holiday season by letting us prepare dinner for you! Dinner will be served buffet style. The dinner menu includes fresh roasted turkey with gravy, Virginia baked ham, green beans, candied yams, mashed…

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December 2018

Christmastide

December 8, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

Come enjoy the magic of the holidays at Stratford Hall! Dressed for the season, the Great House will be decked for the festive time with greenery and decorations. Arriving at Christmastide you will be welcomed in the Visitor Center with refreshments, live music, and Santa Claus! Don’t miss the special exhibit featuring vintage holiday cards. On your way to the Great House stop by the Gift Shop to do some holiday shopping and sample our delicious hot chocolate. Before entering…

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Christmastide Dinner (Full)

December 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Update: Both the 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm dinner seatings are full. We are no longer taking reservations for Christmastide Dinner.  December 8, 2018 A buffet-style dinner, seatings at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., will feature roasted prime rib, Virginia baked ham, roasted rosemary chicken, sweet potatoes, butter parsley potatoes, green beans, corn pudding, southern biscuits, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and brownies. Enjoy this scrumptious dinner while listening to live piano music and a crackling fire. After your meal visit…

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Geo Series: Ice Age at Stratford Hall

December 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States
$25

Based on his recent discoveries, United States Geological Survey (USGS) paleontologist Bryan Landacre will provide participants with an in depth discussion of the vegetation and climate that existed in the Stratford region 1.5 million years ago. USGS emeritus geologist Robert Weems will follow with a discussion of the Ice Age animals that we now know lived within this landscape. Together, these talks will provide participants with a vivid picture of the Stratford Hall region during the Ice Age, a past…

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January 2019

Writing on the River

January 6 @ 8:00 am - January 12 @ 5:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

A Writer’s Retreat at Stratford Hall, on the Cliffs of the Potomac. Stratford Hall invites applications for the winter and spring writing retreats. We offer a space and place for academic and independent writers, to focus in a contemplative setting that inspires productivity and community. Stratford Hall is located on Virginia’s Northern Neck, and sits on the cliff of the Potomac River. While you do not have to be an academic professional to apply, the 4-7 day retreats are designed…

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Lee Family Birthday Commemoration

January 19 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States
Free

You are invited to join us Saturday, January 19, 2019 for our annual birthday celebration for the Lees at Stratford Hall! Free admission!

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Blue Birds of Stratford Hall (full)

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

This event registration is now full; we apologize for the inconvenience.

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February 2019

Rise Up: the Nat Turner Story

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States
$10

The documentary, Rise Up: the Nat Turner Story gives insight into Nat Turner's life, his role in the revolt, and his death, as well as detail the 1831 historical and bloody slave rebellion in Virginia. Join us for a viewing of the film, followed by a discussion of content and the making of the film led by Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz, Director of Programming, Education, and Visitor Engagement at Stratford Hall.

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Cookin’ for the Big House

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States
$20

Dr. Kelley Deetz, Director of Programming, Education, and Visitor Engagement at Stratford Hall, will present a program on Virginia’s enslaved cooks, which will include a lecture in the duPont Library, book signing, and tour of Stratford’s historic kitchen–an eighteenth-century outbuilding.

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Valentine’s Day Package (FULL)

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining Room at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

We are no longer accepting reservations for the 2019 Valentine's Day Package as we are full! Check back on our social media pages and website for future dining events at Stratford Hall. 

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