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:

Stratford Hall will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day.

From Sunday, December 26 – Thursday, December 30, the Grounds will only be open with access to the hiking trails, public beach area, gardens, and public grounds.  The Great House and other historic buildings, Visitor Center, and Gift Shop will be closed during these dates.

A light Lafayette Lunch is offered Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 am  – 2 pm. Orders may be placed during your visit in the Dining Room. Please note: Due to repairs in the Dining Room, the Lafayette Lunch has been temporarily suspended. Stay tuned for updates! 

  • All guests are required to wear face coverings when indoors. The wearing of face coverings outdoors is optional but recommended. Face coverings will be worn by Stratford Hall staff.

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.

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, 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

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, Manager of Interpretation, 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, Annual Fund Coordinator, 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: All guests over the age of 5 are required to wear face coverings in accordance with the requirements of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The wearing of face coverings outdoors is optional but recommended when social distancing is not possible. Face coverings will be worn by Stratford Hall staff.
  • 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.