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.

Hours of Operation

Stratford Hall is closed to the public through May 31 in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Check back often for more information.

When Stratford Hall reopens:

Open Daily, 9:30 am until 5:00 pm

Guided Tours of the Great House are offered daily at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.

Audio tours available daily 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Visitor Center: (804) 493-8038

General Admission Tickets

Tickets are available for purchase at the Front Gate

Adults (Ages 14 and up): $15.00

Adults (Groups of 20 or more, age 14 and up): $14.00

Seniors (60 and up), AAA members: $14.00

Seniors (Groups of 20 or more, age 60 and up): $13.00

Military/Veterans: $13.00

National Trust for Historic Preservation members: $11.00

Child (Ages 6-13): $9.00

Children (groups of 20 or more): $8.00

Child (Ages 5 and under): FREE

Grounds Pass

A Grounds Pass gives you access to the hiking trails, public beach area, gardens, public grounds, Visitor Center, and Gift Shop. The pass does not include admission to the Great House and other historic buildings. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. The Grounds Pass is valid only for the day it is purchased.


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. Contact Regina Pitts, Annual Fund Coordinator, at to learn more about becoming a member today!

Guided & Audio Tours

Guided Tours of the Great House are offered daily at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Before or after your tour, we invite you to explore the Visitor Center, gardens, nature trails, The Cliffs and beaches for fossil hunting – there is so much to discover and explore during your time at Stratford Hall.

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. New audio tours are also being introduced — the first, recently launched, focuses on the Lee women of Stratford Hall, highlights specific stories of the Lee women and how they managed life at Stratford Hall. The additional three, focusing on the Lee men, historical preservation/architecture, and the enslaved African American community, will be introduced throughout 2020.

The audio tours are offered daily from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.


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

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