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Historic Northern Neck Tour Rescheduled for Fall

The Virginia Society of Colonial Wars is planning a historic sites day excursion for the fall available to Warriors and their Spouses or Guests.The tour includes Colonial dignitaries Richard Henry Lee and Col. James Monroe personally greeting and leading us on private tours of historical sites and private homes of the Northern Neck. The itinerary (see possible locations below) includes a private tour of Historic Ditchley with a cider tasting and box lunch. Warrior and member of the Council Jim Russell is organizing a most interesting day! There will be a per-person cost to be determine. Look in your email later inthe summer or come to the website for information on the date and how to RSVP if you are able to attend. 

Proposed agenda:


9:15 a.m.

Meet in Warsaw 
Richard Henry Lee and Col. Monroe will meet the group
Group will board bus


Bus departs for Menokin Plantation, Richmond County, home of Frances Lightfoot Lee


Arrive Menokin Plantation (ruins) for private tour</td?


Bus departs for Wicomico Church (where George Washington was christened)


Arrive at Wicomico Church for private tour.


Bus departs for Historic Ditchley


Arrive at Historic Ditchley. The manor house at Ditchley was built ca. 1752 by Kendall Lee, descendant of Col. Richard Lee, the Immigrant. Tour historic home, followed by a cider tasting from the award-winning Ditchley Cidery and then lunch.


Bus departs for Christ Church


Arrive at Christ Church for private tour and presentation by Richard Henry Lee and Col. James Monroe


Bus departs for Westlawn Plantation


Arrive at Westlawn for private tour and cocktails with Owner and fellow Warrior Jim and Diana Russell
c.1932 Colonial Revival home is a contributing building to the Heathsville Historic District. Built of cypress, the facade features side windows with a traditional fan light above its front entrance. Westlawn is on the National Historic Register and is a Virginia Historic Landmark.


Depart Westlawn for Warsaw.
Historic Northern Neck Tour Rescheduled For Fall
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  1. Interesting that the proposed tour in the Northern Neck does not include Stratford Hall, built by Thomas Lee around 1740 and birthplace of Robert E.
    Lee. My wife Beverley Wellford’s ancestral home, Sabine Hall, circa 1736 is still in her family with its some 3000 acres on the Rappahannock River. Landon Carter built the house and entertained George Washington there from time to time. Near Warsaw, Sabine Hall has been opened to the public many times- Garden Week, etc.
    Good to see a different focus for the tour.

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