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Address: 4037 Menokin Rd, Warsaw, VA 22572-3063
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Menokin was the home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, a signer of the Declaration...

Menokin was the home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his wife, Rebecca Tayloe Lee.At Menokin, you can experience an 18th century house like never before. You can view, touch and feel its internal make-up as over 80% of the parts and pieces of this collapsed house still exist.We invite everyone to become part of the process as The Menokin Foundation endeavors to restore this National Historic Landmark in a revolutionary way using original fabric and architectural glass.We will also stretch our lens back over time to reveal how this house was built, how and why it fell down, and how The Menokin Foundation has made remarkable strides to preserve and interpret what remains.Admission Fee: Entrance to the grounds and visitor's center: free. Guided tour inside the ruin: $10 per person.

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Declaration of inde-awesome!

The drive to Menokin is well worth it. The home of Francis Lightfoot Lee is a marvelous study in American, Virginia, and Northern Neck history, its residents, architecture, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lancaster, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive to Menokin is well worth it. The home of Francis Lightfoot Lee is a marvelous study in American, Virginia, and Northern Neck history, its residents, architecture, and lifestyle. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and their enthusiasm is contagious! The future of Menokin appears bright with the glass house surround just a few dollars away. You won't be sorry... More 

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Montross, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You've never seen a project like this one. History meets unconvenional tactics. This is a most curious and exceptional redemption you will NOT want to miss!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Followed the signs after Internet searching to see what Menokin was. The restoration of the house of Richard Lightfoot Lee will be a great effort. The pieces in the visitor center removed from the house reflect a grand home. The remains of the terraced garden behind the house to the river must have been beautiful. Our guide was perfect- answered... More 

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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The plantation house ruin is interesting, as is the partial restoration. The Visitor's Center, at least after Labor Day, is only open Thurs-Sat, so we could not enter it. Depending on time of year, better attempt to call for hours of operation.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The hard hat tour of Menokin literally provides a glimpse inside of the architecture of an 18th century mansion. Restoration of the existing portion of the structure will be supplemented by structural glass to complete the mansion. This will afford a very unique study of the building as well as a glimpse into the home life of a signer of... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Menokin is a very unusual tourist spot. The house, mostly in ruins, is being slowly and carefully preserved in a format that does not restore it fully but still tells its story. In fact, the plan is to tell the story more completely than if the house were to be fully restored. The house as of June 2016 is still... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is a very interesting historical stop that is quite unique. It is a 18th century home that really is just a shell of its self. With crumbling walls, all that is left are ruins. But this is where imagination takes over. The MEnokin foundation is not rebuilding the home but is on its way to providing visitors with a... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Menokin is a ruined 18th c. plantation near the Rappahanock River outside of Warsaw, VA. Using saved interior elements, the house is being partially restored with a combination of original materials and modern glass walls to show room layouts and surviving details without trying to reproduce what has disappeared. The friendly visitor center staff gave an excellent overview of the... More 

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Dunnsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

My son and I visited Menokin just before Christmas. It was interesting seeing the beginning stages of renovation. We took a quick trip while my daughter was at RCC, so we didn't get to walk down to the river, but we plan on making a trip with my mother and daughter after the new year. I love history and the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

We visited Menokin for the first time over 20 years ago as part of a Smithsonian tour of historic Northern Neck sites. At that time it was not open to the public, in fact when our bus arrived the gate at the entrance was closed and locked,. We were able to walk in and observe the ruins. Our tour guide... More 

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