Press Kit

Stratford Hall Fact Sheet

Organizational Name
The Robert E. Lee Memorial Association, Inc., a private non-profit 501-C3 organization, owns and operates Stratford Hall. The association was founded in 1929 to purchase and preserve Stratford Hall. For a complete history of the association, click here.

Mission Statement
Stratford Hall preserves the legacy of the Lee family and its plantation community; inspires an appreciation of America’s past, and encourages commitment to the ideals of leadership, honor, independent thought and civic responsibility.

Stratford Hall is located in Westmoreland County on Route 214 off Route 3 in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Stratford Hall is 45 miles from Fredericksburg, 75 miles from Richmond and 100 miles from Washington, D.C.

Notable Features

  • The Great House was built c. 1738 and is truly one of the finest Colonial homes in Virginia. Interior features include the Great Hall, which has been often described as one of the most beautiful rooms in America. Exterior features include the chimney clusters which help give its distinctive character.
  • Several generations of Lees lived at Stratford, including Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, the only two brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence. Robert E. Lee was the last Lee in his generation born at Stratford Hall on January 19, 1807.
  • Stratford Hall is located on 1,900 acres along the Potomac River. The cliffs on the bluffs of the Potomac River are a Miocene formation which are found only in three other places in the world, the Los Angles Basin, Austria and Belgium.

Friends of Stratford (FOS) have several levels of membership. There is a separate level for Friends in the Northern Neck and there are the Patriot, Delegate and Founder levels. In addition, there is the Lee Circle level, which honors those who have annually given $5,000 or more to Stratford Hall.

Hours of Operation
Open every day, except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Years Day. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Great House guided tours on the hour. Retail hours may vary by season. For current hours of operation, see Plan Your Visit.

Guided Great House tours are $14 for adults, $13 for seniors, $9 for children 6-11, free for children under 6. A Grounds Pass is $8 for adults and $5 for children.

Public Information
Main phone number is 804-493-8038. Fax: 804-493-0333. Website: