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Menokin

4037 Menokin Rd, Warsaw, VA 22572-3063
+1 804-333-1776
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You won't believe the high level of enthusiasm and friendliness of the staff

I took a small group of high school seniors to Menokin for a photo shoot. Well, the staff showed... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dr2be
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Warsaw, VA
A fascinating change from the normal historic house tour

The Menokin house of Francis Lightfoot Lee is truly a ruin, but the ambitious plans to stabilise... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul F
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Melbourne, Australia
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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 over 80% of the parts and pieces of this collapsed house still exist.We invite everyone to become part of the process as The Menokin Foundation endeavors to restore this National Historic Landmark in a revolutionary way using original fabric and architectural glass.We will also stretch our lens back over time to reveal how this house was built, how and why it fell down, and how The Menokin Foundation has made remarkable strides to preserve and interpret what remains.Admission Fee: Entrance to the grounds and visitor's center: free. Guided tour inside the ruin: $10 per person.
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4037 Menokin Rd, Warsaw, VA 22572-3063
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank dr2be
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Michelle O
Reviewed 7 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

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is a completely different approach to conservation and I can't wait to see it finished. We've been several times and the caretakers are very friendly and informative. Did their blue festival a couple of years ago, which was great, but I don't think they've...More

Thank tmac23
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The drive to Menokin is well worth it. The home of Francis Lightfoot Lee is a marvelous study in American, Virginia, and Northern Neck history, its residents, architecture, and lifestyle. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and their enthusiasm is contagious! The future of Menokin appears...More

Thank laliva2017
Reviewed 13 March 2017

You've never seen a project like this one. History meets unconvenional tactics. This is a most curious and exceptional redemption you will NOT want to miss!

Thank Nneck
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Followed the signs after Internet searching to see what Menokin was. The restoration of the house of Richard Lightfoot Lee will be a great effort. The pieces in the visitor center removed from the house reflect a grand home. The remains of the terraced garden...More

1  Thank ken j
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The plantation house ruin is interesting, as is the partial restoration. The Visitor's Center, at least after Labor Day, is only open Thurs-Sat, so we could not enter it. Depending on time of year, better attempt to call for hours of operation.

1  Thank TriassicJoe
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