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Woodlawn Plantation and Pope-Leighey House

9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
703 780 4000
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Ranked #8 of 39 Attractions in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Historic home of Martha Washington's granddaughter given as a wedding present by President George Washington.
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Point Roberts, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Having just come from Mount Vernon, and having been disappointed, we didn't spect too much from Woodlawn. Instead, we were delighted - the tour guide was well informed, the tour wasn't rushed and we had lots of interesting questions. The house may not be as famous as Mount Vernon, but it is worth visiting. And the Pope-Leighey house was truly... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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362 reviews 362 reviews
193 attraction reviews
804 helpful votes 804 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Another Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece. A classic Usonian house for architectural buffs like me. For such a deceptively tiny looking house outside, it is large and functional inside. This is a house that make sense regardless of its shape, form, and cuteness. Our tour guide was immensely knowledgable about everything FLW. We were extremely lucky to listen to a lecture... More

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Oceanside, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ever so steeped in historical value and grandeur, Woodlawn Plantation & Pope-Leighey House are a treasure in the Alexandria, VA area. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every visit to this lovely site.

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Edison, New Jersey
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We enjoyed a great tour of both Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey. The guides were very informative and more than accommodating. Each site is architecturally fascinating despite being from different eras, and because of the distance between them, they do not interfere with each other. Both are well-kept and less traveled than other major historic sites in the area, but that does... More

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Forest, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Both are completely different houses but nice they are in same location..both are interesting. We visited Friday afternoon with 3 kids ages from 5-12. Everyone was entertained and cannot believe how kids were interested in FLW house. I think it was so different and time capsule like they were very intrigued and good guide. Then the Woodlawn plantation was great... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Tucked away on the plantation is one of the architecturally most interesting places in DC. It's a fascinating view into Lloyd-Wright's work, so thought through and so beautiful in all its simplicity.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have done this tour 3 times when I have out-of-town visitors. Very close to Mt. Vernon which is so crowded- this tour is usually small and personal. If you love historic architecture of any kind this is the place to visit. The Frank Lloyd Wright designed Pope-Leighey house is classic FLW while the large, grand Woodlawn plantation is a... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This tour is a must see along with Mount Vernon. Would go to Mount Vernon first thing in the day to avoid the crowds in the afternoon. This tour is not as crowded and the tour guide was very informative. You also get the added bonus of a Frank Lloyd Wright house on the same location

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New York City, New York
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115 reviews 115 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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

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Lake Arrowhead,CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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.

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