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Lee Hall Mansion, Newport News

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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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  • 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...  read 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...  read more »
  • The house itself and additional building are nice and the grounds are well maintained. Nothing really original there in the house but one can easily get the gist of life in 1800's Virginia. Very enthu...  read more »
  • 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.
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