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Oatlands Historic House & Garden

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Address: Route 15, Leesburg, VA 22075
Phone Number: 703-777-3174
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A historic garden property administered by the National Trust for Historic...
A historic garden property administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Virginia, reminds me of the Old South, the old-time plantations we visited during our trip along the Great River Road between Baton Rouge and New... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Virginia, reminds me of the Old South, the old-time plantations we visited during our trip along the Great River Road between Baton Rouge and New Orleans a couple of years ago. The magnificent 1804 mansion with terraced formal gardens is located only 45 minutes outside of Washington, D.C., but you'd think you were on the Mississippi... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Another sleepy gem in the outskirts of Leeesburg. Took the tour of the formal gardens during this spring's Home & Garden Tour then recently took a visitor on the home tour. Such an interesting plantation who's history goes back to a much earlier time of large southern plantations that used slaves to work the farm. The home tour included a... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Take your time and stroll through history. A great historic site that hosts Point to Point and high school cross country. The house, gardens, carriage house and grounds are magnificent. Come to a unique event or just for a stroll through history. Very nicely kept up yet not stuffy!

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Dumfries, Virginia
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53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a beautiful historic home with even more beautiful gardens to explore! We did the special strawberry tea and had a great time! Oatlands had a pick your own strawberry field this year and offers afternoon tea quite often. Enjoy a day at Oatlands taking in all the history and beauty.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a great place to take visitors. The grounds are lovely, the guides are informative and you learn something new every time.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I am a Leesburg resident, but did not go to Oatlands until a friend came to visit and I was trying to find some things to do in the area. We did the afternoon tea and the house/garden tour. The house and gardens were beautiful, and I was pleasantly surprised how interested I was learning about the two families that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Oatlands is a beautiful home and grounds with a wonderful garden and history but doesn't seem to be managed very well as far as touring. There is one tour per day for the enslaved quarters, hourly tours of the main house and everything else is self guided from a crummy little photocopied paper. Our tour guide while very knowledgable about... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Oatlands is beautiful. Considering it runs on donations and mostly volunteer staff it is a well maintained and clean attraction. The Manor house is absolutely beautiful although a tad dusty. The little gift shop had lots of lovely knick knacks but a bit pricey. The Afternoon Tea in the Carriage House was also pleasant. I felt that USD 28.95 per... More 

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We stopped by there one Sunday and had a wonderful time. The gardens are amazing and the tour of the mansion was wonderful and informative. The gift shop and mtg room was so quaint and welcoming. Walk the grounds, take the tour and save time for your own picnic on the grounds!

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Beautiful, steeped in the local history of Loudoun County Virginia. I remember it as a kid before all the houses, and growth came to Loudoun. However, it remains one of the must do's.

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