Pictured on the steps of the plantation house at Stratford Hall are the members of Antique
Adventures of Williamsburg who visited the plantation that was built by Thomas E. Lee in the 1730's on 1,900 acres in Westmoreland County in the Northern Neck of Virginia along the Potomac River. Four generations of Lees lived there, including Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, the only two brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence; Revolutionary War hero, "Light Horse Harry" Lee; and his son, Civil War General Robert E. Lee, who was born at Stratford in 1807. A lecture was given following the tour about the discovery of fossils, including an intact Miocene-era baleen whale fossil, at the Stratford Cliffs on the property along the Potomac River. A luncheon was enjoyed at The Inn at Stratford Hall Plantation Dining Hall.
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