Built between 1851 and 1859, Lee Hall Mansion was home to affluent planter Richard Decauter Lee, his wife Martha and their children. One of the last remaining antebellum homes on the Virginia Peninsula, Lee Hall offers visitors a step back to the mid-Victorian period with its authentically furnished rooms, including an elegant ladies parlor. During April and May of 1862, the home was used as a headquarters by Confederate generals Joseph E. Johnston and John B. Magruder. Hundreds of artifacts, including a tablecloth from the USS Monitor, are on display in the museum’s 1862 Peninsula Campaign Gallery. Special events and evening programs are held year-round. Parking is free and there is a gift shop.
$6 adults; $4 children (7-18)
Hours of Operation
Monday, Thursday & Friday:
10 am to 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm to 5 pm
Closed major holidays, Tuesdays. and Wednesdays
TIP: Antebellum Holidays December 8-31, 2010
Guests step back in time to enjoy the wonder and elegance of a mid-Ninteenth Century Christmas. The Mansion is replete with all of the finery and decor which a gentleman farmer and his family could provide. Experience the holidays as Richard D. Lee and his family did prior to the American Civil War. Tour the mansion and the unique 1862 Peninsula Campaign Gallery which houses artifacts from the campaign. Regular hours and admissions apply.
Lee Hall Mansion 163 Yorktown Road in Newport News, Virginia (757) 888-3371