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Sully Plantation

3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 20151
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Chantilly
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Historic Walking Areas
Traveler Description: Sully Historic Site, a picturesque farmhouse situated directly off of Route 28 near Dulles International Airport, provides the interested visitor... more »
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vancouver, wa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My friend and I took 6 kids, ages 3-13 out to the plantation. We did the hidden road tour and mansion tour. Both guides were very nice and informative but the detail was far too much for us and the kids. Every detail about every cooking utensil and washing info. It was too much. Both tours took an hour each!... More

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Pacific Grove, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
45 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We'd driven by Sully Plantation again and again when we lived in VA. Finally, we had a little extra time and decided to visit. Wow! What took us so long? This is a great opportunity to experience life on a plantation from the early 19th century up to the modern era. Lots of famous people have roots here, and the... More

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Wiehle, VA
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166 reviews 166 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If you only come here for the Father's Day Antique Car Sow, or the reenactment events of the various wars (up through WWII -they seem to neglect Korea and Vietnam, for some reason), your;re missing out on a gem. This plantation was once much bigger, but was mostly sold off for early development. Beware of parking, traffic, and crowding in... More

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Western PA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

While we did not tour the house we did walk the grounds. The buildings are well maintained and marked. The young man at the ticket/gift counter was very helpful. Worth a visit to the former home of an uncle of General Lee.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Wonderful historic oasis off of bustling Route 28. "Sully" is located at Chantilly, just off U.S. Route 50, on State Route 28, the southern access road to Dulles International Airport. It is owned and operated as a museum house by the Fairfax County Park Authority. Check out the numerous seasonal events - search ParkTakes. This year we attended the Victorian... More

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Ventura, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Interesting older home built by the uncle of civil war General Robert E. Lee. Nice furnishings. Easy to park and wander. Worth an hour or so.

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Chantilly, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The buildings are in great shape and well maintained. The Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Hard to believe this is in such a busy area in Northern Virginia. It was scheduled to be demolished, but was saved by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority in 1959. Well worth a visit to the past.

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Reston, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Handsome historical home in northern Virginia built by one of the Lee family. Knowledgeable docents, and reasonably priced especially considering the cost of upkeep must be. Not big, but a nice taste of local and national history.

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Chantilly, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great place for families to visit. It has historical significance in the region and has guides and demonstrations. On weekends they often host special seasonal events or car shows. It is also very close to the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center, featuring aircraft from the early days of flight right up to the space shuttle.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Very knowledgeable staff. The tour was great and they were good with children. There is also plenty of open space for kids to run and explore some of the out-buildings on their own. It's certainly a place we go back to on a regular basis. They also have a bunch of special events, but beware these can get very crowded.... More

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