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STRATFORD HALL PLANTATION                  804-493-8038
Fax:  804-493-0333                         
483 Great House Rd., Stratford, VA  22558

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Birthplace of Robert E. Lee and boyhood home of Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, the only brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence. The Plantation encompasses over 1800 acres of farmlands and forests on a high bluff overlooking the Potomac River. Built in the late 1730s, the Great House contains some of the most architecturally significant rooms of the Colonial era. The site includes nature trails, a gristmill and formal gardens.

PARKING:  4 wheelchair accessible parking spaces.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Bridge between visitor center and store, bare ground to Great House and dining room.

ENTRANCE:  At visitor center:  Handrails on left and rt.  Ramps  provided.  36 in. wide glass entry doors easily open in with round vertical handles, clearly marked in contrasting color, located 36 in. above floor.   At Great House:  Handrails in center.  Ramps provided.  Entry doors, 36 in. wide, easily open in with round  handle 36 in. above floor.  Interior steps in center of house.  Handrails.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Visitor center, dining room and historic area.  Doors are 36 in. wide, and open in.  No turns to enter.  Accessible stalls have 36 in. wide doors opening out, and handrails.  19 in. toilet seat height, and 10 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height is 30 in.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.

For guests with hearing impairments, there are tours in American Sign Language, and signing interpreter available with advance notice. 

For guests with visual impairments, there are hands-on exhibits.  

GIFT SHOP:  Aisles 48 in. wide.  Counters 31 in. high.  Clerks assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays.
Is open  daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gift shop carries a wide range of items including meal products ground at the Stratford gristmill, honey being produced from our own hives and wooden ware made from trees at Stratford and a wide selection of books on the Lees.

Link to ordering on-line from the gift shop.


ENTRANCE:  On Plantation.  1 exterior step, 7 in. in height.  Ramps  provided.  Entry doors easily open out with knob handle.  

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Doors 28 in. wide, open in.  No turns to enter.  Accessible stalls have 29 in. wide doors opening in, and handrails.  12 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height is 31 in.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.

DINING:  Every table is accessible to guests in wheelchairs.  Table height is 30 in.  Aisle width varies, tables are movable.  Menus available on non-glossy surface.  Open daily with a lunch menu served from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.  Brunch available on Sundays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (regular lunch menu from 2-4 p.m. on Sundays).  Dinner served 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Link to the Inn at Stratford Hall.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Non-smoking facility.   Accepted credit cards MC and V.  Admission fee. Open daily 9:30-4:00.  Closed New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days. 

The Visitor Center includes the Lee Gallery, the Preservation Gallery and temporary exhibits.

Great House tours are on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please plan to arrive at the Visitor Center 15 minutes before tour time. Tours are approximately 45 minutes in length.

Our Dining Room has been a local attraction for nearly 80 years. Our skilled chefs create twists on many traditional local dishes with a contemporary flair that offers something to please everyone.


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