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Dec 12

Antebellum Holidays at Lee Hall Mansion

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 9:58 AM by Communications Department

12-12 antebellumLee Hall Mansion welcomes guests to step back in time to enjoy the wonder and elegance of Christmas during the early Victorian era. Built between 1851 and 1859, Lee Hall Mansion was home to wealthy planter Richard Decauter Lee, his wife Martha and their children. The Mansion is teeming with finery and seasonal décor. Period decorations enhance the historic interiors and provide a glimpse into how families celebrated the holidays in the years before the Civil War. Learn about nineteenth-century holiday traditions and how the Lee family would have celebrated Christmas. Lee Hall Mansion is one of the last remaining antebellum homes on the Virginia Peninsula. 

The holiday-themed tour runs until December 31 and is included with the price of regular admission of $8 adults, $7 seniors and $6 for children ages 7-18. Hours of operation are Monday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday, 10 am – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 5:00 p.m. Lee Hall Mansion is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays as well as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For more information about hours, location, and directions, visit the Lee Hall Mansion website.