We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Woodlawn Plantation and Pope-Leighey House

9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
703 780 4000
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #15 of 37 attractions in Alexandria
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Historic home of Martha Washington's granddaughter given as a wedding present by President George Washington.
Write a Review

40 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    19
    15
    4
    0
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

At this site, you can tour the Woodlawn plantation house, designed by the first Architect of the Capitol to dominate it's location, and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Pope-Leighey house designed to fit into its location. The Wright house is very small, and was designed to be built for about $5000, although the actual cost balooned to about $7000. I would... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lake Arrowhead,CA
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Bought the cookbook years ago while visiting Mt. Vernon. Good to visit both places while in the area An excellant way to spend a day for a those interested in real historical places and moods.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lakeland, TN
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We were bussed in to attend a reception at ths historic venue. It was a perfect setting with outdoor gathering and dinner for about 120 in the side courtyard. The setting was traditional and it felt as if ol George was dropping by at any moment to visit his daughter and attend the function! A tent was erected further out... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Liked the Frank Loyld Wright house .Went there for a needlpoint exhibit and stayed to tour house. Liked it...liked it

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I've actually been here several times. Three times as a sighted person with family. And most recently as a blind guest with my girlfriend. And I'm just now getting around to reviewing it! First, the entrance to the site from Route One has changed. Don't rely on your navigation system unless it's been VERY recently updated. Follow the new signs... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brookline, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We particularly enjoyed the Wright house. Touring one of his creations is like stepping into a painting. He planned almost everything you see.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This was my first visit to a Frank Lloyd Wright house and I learned quite a bit about him as an architect and what you'd have to put up with if you wanted one of his homes. You can look at photos, but seeing the home in person with a guide is much more meaninful. At Woodlawn I learned more... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington, DC
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We had an amazing tour guide and described not only the house but the philosophy and development of Wrights architectural vision. Our guide was able to explain features specific to this house as well as innovations found in other FLW homes.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This attraction offers 2 separate houses to view, one Colonial, a former manse of a plantation, which housed relatives of Geo. Washington. This is the lesser of the exhibits. While authentic, the historical value is negligible and property not well restored. The other exhibit, the Pope-Leighey House, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and is definitely worth the trip. It... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Most travellers do not know about Martha Custis, Mary Washinton's daughter. This property was given to her. The mansion is lovely - tour complete and not crowded. And there's a hidden bonus if you like architecture - a small but perfect Frank lloyd Wright (father of modern architecture). It's a gem.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Woodlawn Plantation and Pope-Leighey House also viewed

 

Been to Woodlawn Plantation and Pope-Leighey House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Woodlawn Plantation and Pope-Leighey House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing