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Woodlawn Plantation and Pope-Leighey House

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Address: 9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
Phone Number: +1 703-780-4000
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Two houses on the property:

1. Woodlawn is a house that was built on George...

Two houses on the property:

1. Woodlawn is a house that was built on George Washington's property for his step-granddaughter Nelly and her husband Lawrence. Starting off as 2,000 acre plantation built in 1800, the house went through a number of interesting owners before becoming the first site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

2. Frank Lloyd Wright is practically a household name these days, but this small Usonian house was a unique design of his. Originally built in 1940 in Falls Church, VA; this house is a true example of preservation-in-action!

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

These are 2 separate properties. They share a parking lot and tickets for both are sold at Woodlawn. We only had time for the Pope-Leighey tour. We are from Chicago and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Chicago, IL

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Chicago, IL
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132 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are 2 separate properties. They share a parking lot and tickets for both are sold at Woodlawn. We only had time for the Pope-Leighey tour. We are from Chicago and have enjoyed visiting many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. We were visiting a friend and she mentioned the Pope-Leighey house. We were very surprised to hear about the small Frank... More 

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Baldwin, New York
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

What a great place to bring family and friends to learn about the history of US. Visited the plantation,the gardens, walked around the trails, and visited the museum.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We visited Woodlawn day after Thanksgiving. The entrance fee was $10 for an adult. The mansion is beautiful outside but not much as far as the grounds. Our tour guide was a cute perky young lady who was very knowledgeable in its history. There are no original pieces, maybe one or two, but period pieces throughout the mansion. The beautiful... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

First, I need to say that I am sorry that the listing here is for both properties together ... they are very different and can be visited separately. Second, know that you can enter only on timed tour. They set up for a scant-hour tour so that can move from one property to the next, but the one of our... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is a beautiful federal-era mansion with beautiful grounds. It was the home of Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis. She was Martha Washington's granddaughter and married to George Washington's nephew. It is located right down the road from Washington's Grist Mill, and not far from Mount Vernon itself. I have always wanted to go here, and had an opportunity this summer.... More 

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Milwaukee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Given the generally positive reviews for Woodlawn, our expectations were perhaps too high. While the setting was beautiful (you can see the crowns of poplar trees that GW planted at his Mt. Vernon estate from Woodlawn) and the exterior was very stately, the interior was ok. This estate did have some original family furnishings but otherwise, was rather drab. The... More 

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reston va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

A walk through the years--colonial and early 20th century. We toured Woodlawn first and were treated to a wonderful personalized story of the relations of George Washington. Our tour guide was highly engaging and made the story easily understood in light of the colonial architecture that we were about to see. Details were brought to light that we were unaware... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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395 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This attraction includes tours of two very different houses - a large colonial-era plantation and a small, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house. We only had time to tour the Pope-Leighey House. The admission fee is $10 for one house and $15 for both. The Pope-Leighey House is small - just 1200 square feet and 5 rooms - and the tour takes... More 

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Guest Relations Manager at Woodlawn Plantation and Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review! We would love for you to come back and tour Woodlawn - the two offer such an interesting architectural juxtaposition that you just can't find anywhere else! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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112 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Woodlawn Plantation is located near Mount Vernon and is easily reached by car (off of Route 1.) It is a stately mansion that is beautifully furnished on lovely grounds. A good time to visit is during the annual needlepoint show. The Pope Leighey House is a short walk from the mansion and probably more interesting since it was designed by... More 

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Front Office Manager at Woodlawn Plantation and Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting - we're glad you had time to visit both houses and leave us a positive review! More 

Dumfries, Virginia
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135 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I recently visited Woodlawn for their first Woodlawn Wednesday, which included a tour of the mansion and outdoor play. This was such a treat. The staff were attentive and they planned ahead for the incoming rain. I can't wait to go back and also tour the Pope Leighey House. Bravo!

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Front Office Manager at Woodlawn Plantation and Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to our first Woodlawn Wednesday Event! We hope to see you for a tour of the Pope-Leighey House and our other events in the future! More 

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