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Lee Hall Mansion, Newport News
(4.1/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
Lee Hall or Lee Hall Mansion is a historic brick plantation house that was built during the period from 1848 to 1859. The community of Lee Hall, Virginia is named for it. It is located near the junction of U.S. 60 and VA 238, near Newport News, Virginia.The 34acre property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The listed property includes two contributing buildings.The nearby community of Lee Hall was named for the house, which was built in 1859 as the home of Richard Decatur Lee, a prominent local planter who was not directly related to the famous Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The mansion was used as headquarters for Confederate generals Joseph E. Johnston and John B. Magruder during the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War in 1862. Nearby is Endview Plantation, a 238-year-old house. Endview was used as a hospital during the Civil War and as a campground during the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
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  • This was our first stop on the way to Williamsburg, Virginia. I am so glad we made time to stop here because we might not have had time at the end of our vacation. The tour guide was very friendly and...  more »
  • Had toddler daughter and husband in tow who did not want to get out of the car. So, I walked around the grounds and took lots of pictures. I did not go inside, but per the reviews it doesn't sound lik...  more »
  • We visited Lee Hall Mansion on a rainy day, and needed something indoors to do. It is an attraction that takes about an hour to tour, and is not terribly exciting. If you like history, you will apprec...  more »
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  • My father worked their as a young boy, 8yrs-? In the 40's. The widow who lived there then was very private and trusted few. After working for her for about 2 years she wanted to show him a secret in case she ever came up missing. Her words" if you come over and can't find me I want you to look around the house first (as they are walking through the house then to the basement where she showed him a secret door) if u can't me look here" with a lantern they walked a long brick lined passageway to an outbuilding about 50-70 here behind the house. Have been wanting to go and take the tour. Does anyone know if this is shown or discussed?
  • I refinished all the brass and metal here when I worked for Colony Metalsmiths. It was great to stop in for October and actually got to see some ghosts. Def a haunted area filled with spirits
  • The tour is a bit boring, but it's a beautiful mansion, and an interesting place to wander around the grounds
  • I love old mansions and this one is no exception! The downstairs has some awesome information about the civil war and the guides are very informative. My children enjoyed it!
  • I went here for the annual wine festival. It has a lot of trees which is great for the really hot days.