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Lee Hall Mansion, Newport News

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 12.29acre property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The listed property includes two contributing buildings: The Main House (open to the public) and the former Kitchen (closed to public, used as staff offices).
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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  • Attraction has war re-enactments and wine festivals at specific times of the year. A great stop for families. A lot of historic information.  more »
  • This mansion belonged to a member of the extended Lee family of Virginia. During the Civil War it was the headquarters of General Joe Johnston. It has a small redoubt in the front yard and was also th...  more »
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  • Beautiful land and home. The tour guide was very informative about the many historical events that happen on the land as well as the battle that happen on the land. I would recommend many to check out this huge piece of history and make sure you walk the land.
  • Our tour guide was able to combine the historical tour with the local Christmas traditions that the house was decorated for. Able to pick pecans from the front lawn as you head towards the house. Wish we were able to take photographs inside the home.
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