Welcome to Stratford Hall Historic Preserve – Where the Voices of American History Still Speak. A National Historic Landmark, Stratford Hall is 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.

Stratford Hall brings together people from around the world to experience two-thousand acres of natural and human history, preserved and presented so that we can all learn from the courageous struggles of our ancestors, taking inspiration both from what they endured and what they accomplished.

Stratford Hall Hours of Operation


Tickets are required and may be purchased online or at the Stratford Hall Gate House.

10:00am to 5:00pm

Wednesdays  – Sundays: Great House & Historic Outbuildings, Visitor Center, and Grounds open

Mondays & Tuesdays : Great House & Historic Outbuildings closed for tours; Visitor Center and Grounds open

Memorial Day: Stratford Hall will be open for self-guided audio tours on Memorial Day. The Gift Shop will also be open 10 am – 5 pm.

Gift Shop Hours of Operation (Access to the gift shop does not require a grounds ticket).

Wednesdays – Fridays: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

(closed Monday & Tuesday) , except holiday Mondays & July 4th)

  • 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.

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

Who Lived at Stratford Junior (Children’s Audio Tour)

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.

Admission Prices:

Adults (14+): $15.00

Seniors (60+): $14.00

Children (6 to 13): $9.00

Children 5 and under: Free

Veterans/Military: $13.00

Group Discounts are offered for groups of 20 or more and pre-reservations are requested. To make a reservation for your group, please contact 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.

Grounds Pass

A Grounds Pass gives you access to the hiking trails, public beach area, gardens, public grounds, and Visitor Center. (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

Grounds Policies:

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, Director of Education, at 

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, Development Operations Manager, at

Become a member today at!


Safety Precautions
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.

Photography Policy
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 to learn more about pricing and reservation information.