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Friday, May 27, 2016

Stratford hall

One of several historical places I enjoy visiting is Stratford Hall in Westmoreland Va..
Birthplace of Robert E Lee 1807 - 1870
Our visit was on his birthday January this year.
turning the bend on the way to home we were greeted by ladies in period dress

I wonder how old that big one is,  it's huge.

Home of the Lees 1738

Home to two signers of Declaration of Independence - Richard Henry lee  and Francis Lightfoot Lee

Black Horse Harry Lee and wife Ann  lost a daughter - Margaret at age two, fell down the steps here and died.
Steps shown are replacements and I don't know when they were replaced.
There are some ghost stories associated with this home as with many of the historical homes I have visited.

rear steps

sharing with    Willy Nilly friday


  1. Boy oh boy, this is my kind of place. One mighty big oak and an amazing house! Thanks for taking me along to see the sights.

  2. What a graceful home. and that tree - wow! So lovely and tree-mendous!

  3. Nice shots. When we visited some years back we did not see any ladies in costume.

  4. What fun! I would love to be there!

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog over at Out and About. My daughter and I did have such a nice time. I enjoy historic homes and when we lived in the USA I enjoyed visiting them--got it from my mom who would cart us around visiting antebellum homes and civil war graveyards.

  6. I have always loved Stratford Hall! Great post!

  7. Looks like a beautiful visit, Betsy. Love those old historical places and the stories that go with them..Happy Monday..Judy

  8. Betsey, what a grand home! Love all the history and the haunting rumors, the trees are spectacular.

  9. i really enjoyed this post betsy! we've not been here yet...have to add it on my list! that tree, wow!! thank you so much for linking to willy nilly and hope to see you again soon!


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