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Woodlawn Plantation and Pope-Leighey House

9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
703 780 4000
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Ranked #11 of 38 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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Forest, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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VA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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Lakeland, TN
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

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Baltimore
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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

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Alexandria, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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.

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