The Friends of Stratford Hall held their annual tea last Tuesday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Jelks H. Cabaniss on Prince Street. The Friends support ongoing restoration of the historic plantation and educational and outreach programs.
Stratford Hall was built in 1738 by Thomas Lee for his wife Hannah. The plantation is located 100 miles south of Washington, D.C. off Route 3 in the Northern Neck of Virginia.
The “Great House” at Stratford Hall was the boyhood home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence, Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee. It was also the birthplace of Robert E. Lee.
Stratford Hall is open year round except for Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. For more information and current admission fees, call 804-493-8038 or visit www.stratfordhall.org.