The Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization first incorporated in New York, purchased the Stratford Hall property in 1929 and began raising the funds to pay off its $240,000 price tag in the midst of the Great Depression. By the time of its dedication in 1935, Stratford Hall was paid for and most of the historic buildings and gardens had been restored. When the Foundation incorporated in Virginia in the 1970s, our name was changed to the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association.

Stratford Hall, which occupies nearly 2,000 acres along the Potomac River, offers guided and audio tours of the original 18th-century Great House, artfully restored gardens, natural trails, and beachfront exploration along the Potomac River.