Volunteer With Us

If you enjoy learning about history & sharing it with others, volunteering at Lee Hall Mansion may be right for you

Group Tours

Groups of all ages will learn about the Lee family and the role this home played during the Civil War.

1862 Peninsula Campaign

Union trooops invaded the Virginia Peninsula by the thosands during 1861-1862

Between April and May 1862, Lee Hall Mansion served as a headquarters for Confederate generals John B. Magruder and Joseph E. Johnston. From this location, they directed the defense of the Warwick-Yorktown line against Major General George B. McClellan's advancing Union Army. On May 4, 1862, a small skirmish was fought on the property as the Confederate Army retreated to Williamsburg. The lower Peninsula was occupied by Union forces until the end of the war.

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