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Lee Hall Mansion

168 Yorktown Rd, Newport News, VA 23603-1128
+1 757-888-3371
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Great tour guide, needs more slavery

Really great tour about the family that build the Lee house. Really gave a lot of good info about... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
qwicksilver
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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As with Endview we stopped here on our way from Yorktown to

Williamsburg! The gate was open though no tours were offered on this day(as at Endview). The... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2016
scot1ru
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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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168 Yorktown Rd, Newport News, VA 23603-1128
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Really great tour about the family that build the Lee house. Really gave a lot of good info about how each room was used. Could have mentioned slavery more than 0 times.

2  Thank qwicksilver
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Williamsburg! The gate was open though no tours were offered on this day(as at Endview). The house,out buildings and grounds are well maintained and were well marked with exterior historic markers for us to view the buildings,learn the history and take pictures! Well worth a...More

1  Thank scot1ru
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Interesting mansion. The lady that gave the tour is obviously there because she is personally interested in the subject. Well worth the time to tour Lee hall.

1  Thank rick b
Reviewed 2 May 2016

While not the most historical mansion in the area, it was a nice peek into local history around the time of the civil war. The guide was wonderful and super sweet. We did not get a chance to explore the grounds due to the rain...More

1  Thank sabinebaby
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Interesting mansion near Yorktown is owned by the city of Newport News. They have done a good job renovating it and work is still being done. No original furnishings, but it does have some excellent period pieces and a small museum. We visited in April...More

3  Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This is a very historically significant structure in the Peninsula Campaign of the Civil War. It's amazing how well it has been maintained over the years.

1  Thank ytram1949
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

I would be known as a "Federal", by Southern standards. It was very interesting to learn the Civil War history of the area and learn what land owners came back to after the war. The house is wonderful. We went on a Sunday afternoon and...More

1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I actually live in the area (over 20yrs) and just never came here. I had some to time to spend, so I decided to visit. The basement is self guided and gives you a history of the town and what was going on- I did...More

1  Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is actually a well designed house that would be livable in the 21st century. The fact that Richard Lee designed it in 1850 makes it incredible. To walk the rooms that Generals McGruder and Joseph Johnston used as headquarters at various times in the...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 4 August 2015

I know I'm a little biased, but I love coming to Lee Hall Mansion. The countryside is beautiful and the house looks so stately as you drive up the lane. I can't imagine what it was like to live in this time with all the...More

Thank abkleiss
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BarbHarrisonburg_VA
Where can I get the ferry to Hog Island?
6 February 2017|
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Response from Oranutan1 | Reviewed this property |
I never heard of a ferry to Hog Island. There is one from Jamestown to Surry.
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knitone1109
How much time should be allowed to visit this site?
27 April 2015|
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Response from Savanna D |
Tours start every half hour.
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