Lee Hall Mansion
Newport News, VA
Lee Hall Mansion is the only large antebellum plantation house remaining on the lower Virginia Peninsula. Completed in 1859, Lee Hall Mansion was home to affluent planter Richard Decauter Lee (of the York County Lee family), his wife Martha, and their children. Only three years after the house's completion, the Lees fled their home as the Peninsula became one of the first battlegrounds of the Civil War.
The City of Newport News purchased Lee Hall Mansion in 1996, restoring the house to its antebellum appearance. Now an historic house museum documenting the 1862 Peninsula Campaign, Lee Hall Mansion's decorated rooms and the 1862 Peninsula Campaign Gallery are open to the public. Special programs and lectures are offered throughout the year interpreting how the Civil War forever changed the fabric of American society.
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Lee Hall Mansion is raising funds to renovate Lee Hall Mansion's exhibit gallery, redecorate two rooms in the mansion, interpret one bedroom which is currently not open to the public and replace the wallpaper in the mansion's hallway. These projects will enhance the structure's antebellum appearance.
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