TICKETS & TOURS
Welcome to Stratford Hall, a National Historic Landmark and home to some of America’s most influential patriots and the only brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee.
Nestled along the Potomac River, Stratford Hall’s nearly 2,000 acres comes to life through the presentation and preservation of the 18th-century Great House, vibrant gardens, natural trails revealing breathtaking river views, and the stories of all who lived here.
Stratford Hall Hours of Operation
Tickets are required and may be purchased online or at the Stratford Hall Gate House.
Grounds open daily: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Great House & Historic Area (Self-Guided Audio Tours): Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Visitor Center, Gift Shop, and Great House closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Holiday Operations: The Visitor Center, Gift Shop, Great House, and grounds will be open Monday, July 4th. Please visit our Events & Programs page for more info on our July 4th weekend activities.
- Visitors are encouraged to mask while enjoying indoor spaces at Stratford Hall.
To help plan your visit, please read below for more on our safety precautions.
Free Admission for our Nation’s Military
We are proud to be a Blue Star Museum – a national collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America.
From Armed Forces Day (May 21) to Labor Day (September 5), we are offering free admission to the nation’s currently-serving military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.
Self-Guided Audio Tours
Our engaging audio tours bring the social and cultural history of Stratford Hall to life. Enhance your visit of Stratford Hall with just the click of a button – experience the Great House and historic grounds, at your own pace, the stories of Stratford Hall’s former inhabitants, and the social and cultural history of the landscape and surrounding buildings. Visit any of the 28 stops you’re interested in, in any order.
The following audio tours are currently being offered:
Who Lived at Stratford
Band of Brothers: The Lee Men of Stratford Hall
Leading Ladies: The Lee Women of Stratford Hall
The Crossroads: African & African American Life at Stratford Hall
Audio Tour tickets can be used anytime between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on the date of purchase. If purchasing an Audio Tour ticket, a Grounds Pass is not necessary.
Adults (14+): $15.00
Seniors (60+): $14.00
Children (6 to 13): $9.00
Children 5 and under: Free
Group Discounts are offered for groups of 20 or more and pre-reservations are requested. To make a reservation for your group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 493-8038.
Stratford Hall also offers an American Sign Language tour displayed on a touch-screen device that showcases Stratford Hall’s audio tour content in ASL and with subtitles, and a map to guide visitors to all of the 28 stops.
A Grounds Pass gives you access to the hiking trails, public beach area, gardens, public grounds, Visitor Center, and Gift Shop. (The Visitor Center and Gift Shop are open Wednesday-Sunday). The pass does not include admission to the Great House and other historic buildings. Grounds passes can be used anytime between 10am to 5pm on the date of purchase.
Grounds Pass Admission Price:
Adults (14+) $10.00
Children (6 to 13): $5.00
Children 5 and under: Free
Stratford Hall grounds are only accessible during posted business hours. No admittance prior to 10:00am or after 5:00pm.
Fishing is allowed at the mill pond, but not the beach. Prior to fishing, a fishing release must be signed and can be acquired at the Gate House or Visitor Center. The launching of any watercrafts from the Stratford Hall beach or mill pond is prohibited.
Swimming and/or deep wading is not allowed at the beach.
No grilling or fires allowed on premises.
Grounds passes offers access to the public beach. Visitors are not permitted beyond the rope barriers. If you are interested in Stratford Hall’s paleontology program and would like to know more about our fossil excursions please contact Kelly Childress, Manager of Interpretation, at email@example.com.
Friends of Stratford Hall Membership
Members receive FREE admission to the Great House, trails, beaches, and gardens and a 10% discount on most gift shop purchases.
To learn more about Friends of Stratford Hall membership or any questions, please contact Regina Pitts, Annual Fund Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a member today at www.stratfordhall.org/membership!
Your safety and the safety of our staff is our top priority as we reopen our doors and grounds.
- Social Distancing: We ask guests to maintain 6-feet of social distancing. Markings and signs will assist with this effort.
- Face Masks: Visitors are encouraged to mask while enjoying indoor spaces at Stratford Hall.
- Enhanced Cleaning: Hand sanitizer will be provided at various locations around the property, and restrooms and high-touch areas will be cleaned frequently.
Visiting with Pets
We invite visitors to enjoy this historic site along with their pet(s). For the comfort of all our guests we ask pet owners to observe and adhere to certain guidelines. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the grounds with the exception of the following areas: Great House, outbuildings in the historic area, Visitor Center galleries, gift shop, dining room, and the Grist Mill. Pet owners must pick up and properly dispose of any waste. Please note that service animals are exempt from restrictions.
Personal photography is permitted on the grounds and in the historic buildings. Photography is prohibited in the Visitor Center. Stratford Hall asks that all guests adhere to the following rules:
- No touching the objects, furniture, or walls
- No flash photography, tripods, monopods, or selfie sticks inside the historic buildings
- No recreational or commercial drone flying allowed
- Please be respectful of fellow guests, staff, domestic animals, and wildlife
Tag your photos with #StratfordHall so we can see them!
Interested in hosting a photoshoot at Stratford Hall? Please visit www.stratfordhall.org/photography-filming to learn more about pricing and reservation information.