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October 2019

Fall Colors: Kayaking on the Potomac

October 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, October 12, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the final kayaking experience of 2019 on the Potomac River brought to you by Stratford Hall. Experience the changing seasons and spectacular prehistoric cliffs from your Kayak. The kayaking tour will be led by Denise and Bill Micks, retired school teachers, who opened a Fredericksburg-based outdoor recreation and interpretive business in the early ‘70s. They will supply Old Town traditional tandem kayaks, large and stable with easy…

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Stratford After Dark

October 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stratford After Dark features fun for the whole family including trick-or-treating, seasonal crafts, fortune telling, face painting, and more! Join us for hayrides around the Oval, enjoy cider and ginger cookies in the Visitor Center, or stop by the bonfire to roast the perfect marshmallow. Family-friendly costumes are welcome! (Please see below for our costume guidelines) Ghost tours will be offered through the Great House with flashlights lighting the way! During the tour, your guide will share stories or haunted…

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November 2019

Thanksgiving at Stratford Hall

November 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come celebrate Thanksgiving with your friends and family at historic Stratford Hall! On Thursday, November 28 at 1:00pm Stratford Hall will offer a unique Thanksgiving experience in the Dining Room, provided by Relish. Buffet Menu: Country Ham Biscuits Roasted Turkey & Gracy Local Oyster Stuffing Mashed Potates String Bean Casserole with Cremini Mushroom Gravy & House Fried Onions Sweet Potato Mash with Candied Pecans Tangier Island Corn Pudding Grandmother’s Yeast Rolls Desserts Pumpkin Pie Pecan Pie Beer/Wine/Cocktails available for purchase.…

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December 2019

The Ice Age at Stratford Hall

December 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us Saturday morning, December 7 from 9:30am-12:30pm for a special Geo Series Program about the Ice Age at Stratford Hall! United States Geological Survey (USGS) emeritus geologist, Dr. Robert Weems, will lead a discussion of the vegetation, climate, and Ice Age animals that existed in the Stratford region 1.5 million years ago. Through discussion, participants will vividly envision the Stratford Hall region during the Ice Age, a past time at Stratford that, until recently, was thought to have been…

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