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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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March 2019

Writing on the River

March 3 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 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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Forum on Racial Understanding: Finding Stratford’s Enslaved Stories

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States
Free

Join us on Saturday, March 30 for a FREE lecture and private tour focusing on the enslaved population at Stratford Hall in the 18th and 19th-centuries.

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April 2019

Introduction to Beekeeping

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
duPont Library, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States
Free

Join us on Saturday, April 13 for a FREE lecture and demonstration for an Introduction to Beekeeping from the Northern Neck Beekeepers Association.

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States
Free

Attention families of the Northern Neck! The Easter Bunny will make his annual appearance at Stratford Hall on Saturday, April 20, for our FREE Easter Egg Hunt! Sponsored and organized by the local #32 Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) of the Northern Neck, the Hunt will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.

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May 2019

Mother’s Day Luncheon at Stratford Hall (FULL)

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining Room at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

We are no longer accepting reservations as our Mother's Day Brunch is full!

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Beer & Blacksmithing

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558 United States

Join us on May 18, 2019 for the inaugural Beer and Blacksmithing! Come experience the sights and sounds of blacksmithing and craft beer right on the Oval at Stratford Hall. Food trucks, kids activities, and more! Tickets on sale now.

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Reading Lee with Dennis Frye: Lee’s Great Expectation of 1862

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters Theater, 1201 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA
Free

For this year’s Reading Lee series lecture join Dennis Frye on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters Theater, 1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia, for a talk “Lee’s Great Expectation of 1862.” The talk is free to the public.

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Kayaking on the Potomac

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Spring while paddling a kayak down the Potomac River! Join us on Saturday, May 25, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for this special kayaking experience brought to you by Stratford Hall. Tickets now available for purchase.

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June 2019

Richard Henry Lee, Patrick Henry, and Lighthorse Harry Lee: A Complicated Dance Lecture by Dr. John Ragosta

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Library at Stratford Hall VA United States
$10

Spend Saturday morning, June 1, at Stratford Hall exploring colonial history and the early years of the new republic, through the pivotal leaders Richard Henry Lee, Patrick Henry, and Henry “Lighthorse Harry” Lee. Lecture by Dr. John Ragosta. $10/person. Registration required.

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