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Menokin

4037 Menokin Rd, Warsaw, VA 22572-3063
+1 804-333-1776
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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
tmiller225
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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 June 13, 2018
PhoenixRobin
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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: $15 per person.
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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
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Reviewed June 13, 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
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Reviewed February 4, 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
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Reviewed September 30, 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
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Reviewed September 8, 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
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Reviewed August 16, 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
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Reviewed July 28, 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
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Reviewed July 20, 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
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Reviewed May 23, 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
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Reviewed May 7, 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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