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River Farm

Address: 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308
Phone Number: +1 703-768-5700
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Ranked #23 of 66 things to do in Alexandria
Type: Gardens, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks

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Alexandria, Virginia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The main house had some nice decorations and a display of european cut paper ornaments. Special hours for the gift shop for Christmas shopping. Great discounts on gardening books, tools, and miscellaneous for "green thumbs"--very nice staff too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

River Farm is an exceptional area/national American Horticultural Society resource located on the banks of the Potomac River just south of Alexandria, VA on the Mount Vernon Parkway, I visit River Farm frequently during all seasons and always find River Farm an exceptional place to visit, photograph and soak in the seasonal beauty. Thanks to the staff and volunteers for... More 

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Verona, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I attended a wedding here and was very impressed. It is a working farm with catering facilities and a colonial mansion on the grounds. The scenery was charming and the floral arrangements were attractive without being overbearing. The food was good and service was attentive.

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

River Farm is a lovely 1750s-built house and surrounding land purchased by George Washington when he lived in nearby Mount Vernon. The home is small but elegant and has been beautifully maintained by the American Horticultural Society, who now uses it as their headquarters. The building and grounds are in use nearly every weekend for special events such as weddings,... More 

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Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

River Farm, the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society, is free to visitors, and if I had young children, I'd take them there often. The AHS offices are in the large old house on the property, with the gardens spread out around the house. Several of the gardens are made for children; one teaches how to minimize the use of... More 

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Washington, DC
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143 reviews 143 reviews
36 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is now the Headquarters of the American Horticultural Society. The Estate has good history to include ownership by George Washington and a pair of old, repaired White House gates. The grounds are a bit unkept, but the bones are great. There is a huge wildflower garden leading down to the Potomac River with a lovely spot to sit and... More 

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Atlanta
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88 reviews 88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We attended a wedding at this location in June. On a sunny Saturday afternoon, we could not have thought of a more beautiful setting. The property is simply beautiful. Lots of grounds to explore - take the path to the river and explore the history of the property. The gardens are stunning. Take a lunch and enjoy a picnic!

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washington DC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The EXACT opposite of Chuck E. Cheese! One of my favorite places to go with my kids. We make a point to go at least once each summer. Very serene and beautiful grounds. Children's garden is fantastic and usually very empty. They are always adding something new. Many benches ( even a sod couch) to sit. Picnic tables near children's... More 

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Rock Hall, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

It is the National Headquarters for the Horticutural Society. It is a non-profit organization. Since it is an election year the donations seem to be down. Parts of the old farm house are tourable. The gardens are well maintained. Beautiful view of the Potomac River. There were not many visitors the day I went, maybe because it was a Wednesday.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Bike down the trail towards Mt Vernon and veer off the path south of the Stone bridge. Beautiful rural roads, and this is <10mi from the nation's capital. Springtime obviously the best season for this. An extra bonus, in April they have a great plant sale with lots of local flora, native plants, herbs, etc.

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