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Lee Hall Mansion, Newport News

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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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  • Wonderful piece of local history that we finally went to see having passed so many times in our visits to other places in our home area of Hampton and Newport News. So glad we finally got to see this ...  more »
  • Good for a rainy spring day, the tour guide was very informative and the history of this family and home is really interesting.  more »
  • A fascinating gem in the Civil War history. The period furniture and the people are stunning. Mr. Moore was brilliant with his knowledge of the property and the war overall! Can't wait to come back!  more »
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  • Attended here for the On to Richmond event. Great historical place and worth visiting. We really enjoyed the Civil War Reenactment! #ontorichmond2017
  • Wine fest was so much fun. Good music nice crowd
  • It's quiet and a great spot to learn about local history. Also, if you play Ingress or PokemonGO, it's worth checking out.
  • I would've given this place 5 stars if i could have taken pictures, but this house was beautiful.
  • 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?