Hands On History Day

  • Fri, Sep 22, 2023 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Stratford Hall

    483 Great House Road
    Stratford, Virginia 22520
Ticket Price $0.00-$15.00 This event is now over

The childhood home of the only two brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence, Stratford Hall represents an important time and place in our country’s history. Come be inspired by the rich history and natural beauty of Stratford Hall Historic Preserve in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Join us on September 22nd for Hands On History Day. Adventure awaits!

  • Discover what life was like in colonial Virginia while taking a self-guided audio tour of the Great House and historic area.
  • Experience an 18th-century cooking demonstration in the historic kitchen while learning about the Transatlantic trade, colonial foodways and the influences made by enslaved chefs on the creation of American cuisine.
  • Take part in an interactive African drumming demonstration while exploring the cultural and historical influences of the music of the African Diaspora.
  • Engage with our knowledgeable museum educators about the scientific studies of Paleontology and Archaeology at Stratford Hall.
  • Immerse yourself in nature with miles of hiking trails, bird watching, fishing, and hunting for sharks’ teeth along the Potomac River while visiting Stratford Hall’s public beach area.
  • Pack a picnic for the family and relax at one of our numerous picnic areas throughout our site.

Pre-registration available at www.stratfordhall.org/events-programs. Tickets are available at the gate.


For questions, contact Matt Torres, Programs Manager, at

mtorres@stratfordhall.org or (804) 493-1380.

Date & Time

Fri, Sep 22, 2023 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Venue Details

Stratford Hall

483 Great House Road
Stratford, Virginia 22520 Stratford Hall
Robert E. Lee Memorial Association, Inc.

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. There are few places in America where people can travel down small, rural roads to arrive at a vast site that preserves so many aspects of early-American life, from the Great House where the influential Lee family helped to forge a new nation, to the fields worked by enslaved Africans, to the waters of the rivers that fueled trade, to the ground, which still yields secrets about the people and animals that lived before.

Come experience this extraordinary place and learn about a layered history that began millions of years ago - a history that continues to educate, inspire, and influence Americans to the present day.

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