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Must see restoration of plantation home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

The plantation home of Francis Lightfoot Lee is the most fascinating and exciting historic home... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
A renovation in progress

When we saw this home on an HGTV show, we knew we wanted to make time to visit. We made an... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
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Menokin was the home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his wife, Rebecca Tayloe Lee.At Menokin, you can experience an 18th century house like never before. You can view, touch and feel its internal make-up as...more
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4037 Menokin Rd, Warsaw, VA 22572-3063
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The plantation home of Francis Lightfoot Lee is the most fascinating and exciting historic home restoration projects I have ever seen. It’s a National Historic Landmark under the care of the Menokin Foundation. The restoration involves stabilizing the remaining structure and then using glass walls...More

1  Thank tmiller225
Reviewed 14 June 2018

When we saw this home on an HGTV show, we knew we wanted to make time to visit. We made an appointment for a private tour and Leslie was our guide. Our tour began in the visitor center with an overview of the renovation process...More

3  Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 5 February 2018

A stunning Virginia historical site, in the midst of a unique renovation project. Well worth a stop for those visiting the north neck of Virginia, or a special trip there for history buffs. Besides the interesting ongoing renovation of the mansion of a signer of...More

5  Thank Relee54
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We worked with Alice who was the only person we saw on duty on August 12th 2017. She was friendly, knowledgeable and gave us a very nice tour of the old house and although most of it was blocked off, the film gave us a...More

2  Thank Julia C
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I have lived in the Northern Neck my whole life and just visited Menokin for the first time this summer! The preservation still has a ways to go but is looking promising! Great for anyone interested in architecture and the areas history! Nice grounds for...More

2  Thank jlew9789
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I took a small group of high school seniors to Menokin for a photo shoot. Well, the staff showed up and conducted a full-scale tour of the site. They made such an impression on the students that they weren't even discussing the other 14 sites...More

4  Thank dr2be
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The Menokin house of Francis Lightfoot Lee is truly a ruin, but the ambitious plans to stabilise the house and use the damaged section to demonstrate 18th century construction methods is unique, at least in my experience. The staff are clearly very enthusiastic about the...More

1  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Menokin offers a glimpse into Virginia history and into an innovative approach to preservation and restoration. The visitor center has friendly and informative staff with a wealth of information about the history of the area and especially the features of the building and the work...More

1  Thank jb_travels66
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Arrived a little before 2 pm for the hard hat tour. Christina Markish was the perfect tour guide and host. Her enthusiasm for the project and the site was infectious. The tour, conversations and exhibits were all enjoyable and educational. Looking forward to going back...More

1  Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Menokin, also known as the Francis Lightfoot Lee House, was the plantation of the signer of the Declaration of Independence. Located northwest of the junction of Routes 690 and 621 near Warsaw, Virginia, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969...More

1  Thank Taylor B
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