Stratford Hall Plantation

Ancestral Home of the Lee Family of Virginia

Stratford Hall near Fredericksburg, Virginia in Westmoreland County was the home of a great American Family the Lees. Built in the 1720s by the prominent Thomas Lee, it is the birthplace of the only two brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee. Confederate General Robert Edward Lee was also born here.

Photo of Stratford Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia

Stratford Hall Plantation is located on a bluff above the Potomac River and consists of its original 1,900 acres. With its English basement, eight chimneys, a high-ceiling hall and two wings, the unique architectural style of Stratford Hall is unlike any home in America.

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Aerial View of Stratford Hall Plantation, Ancestral Home of the Lee Family of Virginia