Stratford Hall is one of the great houses of American history. Its magnificent setting on a high bluff above the Potomac River and its bold architectural style set it apart from any other colonial house, but its highest distinction is the family of patriots who lived there. The plantation is still managed as a farm today on 1670 of its original acres. It was also the boyhood home of Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, the only brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence. Special programs through the site provide visitors with many opportunities to learn about the land, the lives of the Lee family, and their legacy.