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Oatlands Plantation

Address: Route 15, Leesburg, VA 22075
Phone Number: 703-777-3174
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Ranked #3 of 75 things to do in Leesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A historic garden property administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Attraction details
Type: Gardens, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A historic garden property administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
47 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Having been a few times, once during the Christmas holidays, once in the summer, and once off-season winter; I can share that no much changes from season to season. Depending on which manor tour director is working the day you visit, one receives a different family historical perspective. A chronological history of the well-do-family in the early 1900's is interesting... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Beautiful mansion - great restoration. Very knowledgable guides about the house and era. In warm weather can eat on the grounds at a picnic table. Phenomenal Christmas gift shop.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I took my daughters, ages 16 and 12 for afternoon tea and mansion tour. We all loved it! The tour was so great, really knowledgeable (more thorough than Mt. Vernon) and friendly tour guides. The two families that owned the property were so interesting and involved in so many historical happenings - incredible! Not to be missed if you're doing... More 

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This place stands for charm, peace, nature and history. We had a tour with a great lady who explained everything about the family, the business and the house. The house and gardens are lovely and very charming and we felt great wandering on the plantation. We enjoyed four wonderful hours at Oatlands and were sad to leave again.

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Lake Ridge, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

One of those places, most visited by locals to Virginia. Not well known, but everyone living in Va should see. We visited several days before Christmas. Very nice decorating representing all periods, up to the last occupied period with the large tree light bulbs. This was our second visit and I would say you seem to learn more each visit.... More 

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Jewett, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We enjoyed a beautiful fall afternoon at Oatlands! Loved exploring the gardens! Fall festival was in full swing too!Worth a stop!

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Alexandria, VA
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612 reviews 612 reviews
248 attraction reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Carter Greek Revival estate circa 1804 is a large country estate that has seen many a famous visitor. The Corinthian columns are beautiful and the views from the upstairs rooms are memorable. The 15-20 rooms are fairly elegant and spacious. The mansion is accompanied by a carriage house and other outlying buildings. We saw the large and well appointed... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Virginia is dotted with so many historic mansions that they become a blur, but Oatlands stands out. Not only is it connected to a descendent of land baron Robert "King" Carter (a facet of national history that is not typically well-covered), the Eustis family, and the Corcoran family, but it was one of the first National Trust for Historic Preservation... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Four of us toured Oatlands Plantation opting for the Ensalved Community tour. The guide was very nice but there was very LITTLE information about the Enslaved Community. The only information shared pertained to the number of slaves at Oatlands at different times. Plus, if you want to tour the house you have to pay for an additional tour. You can... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lovely location. Fun scavanger hunt for the kids too. Best in the spring of course. Wedding coordinators were very helpful.

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