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Lee Hall Mansion

163 Yorktown Road, Newport News, VA 23603, USA

This Italianate plantation house was built circa 1859, by affluent planter Richard Decatur Lee. Confederate Maj. Gen. John Bankhead Magruder and Gen. Joseph Johnston used the mansion as a headquarters during the 1862 Peninsula campaign. A small redoubt on the lawn, built during the campaign, was the site of a Confederate hot-air observation balloon launching.


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From I-64 east take exit 247. Turn right on Route 143 (Jefferson Avenue), then right at traffic light at Route 238 (Yorktown Road). Lee Hall is 0.25 mile on the right. From I-64 west take exit 247. Turn left on Route 238 (Yorktown Road). Lee Hall is 0.25 mile on the right.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop, museum, guided tours.

Regular Events

October: An evening with Edgar Allan Poe, December: A Lee Family Christmas, Antebellum Holidays; various living history programs throughout the year. For more information call or visit the website.

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Admission Fee

Adults $6.00, seniors $5.00, children (7-18) $4.00


Thursday - Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM, Sunday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM



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