Lee Family Birthday Commemoration

  • Sat, Jan 15, 2022 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Stratford Hall

    483 Great House Road, Stratford, Virginia, 22520

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Description

January was a significant birthday month for the Lee family. On January 20, 1732, Hannah Harrison Ludwell Lee gave birth to one of America’s Founding Fathers; Richard Henry Lee. On January 29, 1756, Lucy Grymes Lee gave birth to another Revolutionary War hero and Stratford resident, Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, and on January 19, 1807, Ann Hill Carter Lee gave birth to Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Stratford, where he spent the first few years of his childhood.

Our new exhibit, Stratford at the Crossroads: Atlantic Cultures & the Creation of America, showcases the Lee men and women and displays some of their belongings such as Hannah Harrison Ludwell Lee's sewing purse, a christening gown worn by the Lee men, Robert E. Lee’s mechanical pencil, and Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee’s Order of Society of the Cincinnati badge and ribbon. 

During your visit you can tour the Great House with one of our three themed audio tours: Band of Brothers, Leading Ladies, and Who Lived at Stratford. . Be sure to check it out during your visit!

Gift Shop Birthday Sale: Enjoy a 10% discount on Gift Shop items and Friends of Stratford members will receive a combined 20% discount.

Bring a Gift of Canned Goods for the Community! We've partnered with the Healthy Harvest Food Bank and, during this event, we're asking visitors to bring an item to help stock the Food Bank. Please visit their website for the most wanted items. 

Date & Time

Sat, Jan 15, 2022 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue Details

Stratford Hall

483 Great House Road, Stratford, Virginia, 22520

Stratford Hall
Stratford Hall

A National Historic Landmark, Stratford Hall is home to the Lees of Virginia and is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Nestled along the Potomac River, Stratford Hall’s nearly 2,000 acres come 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.