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Oatlands Plantation

Route 15, Leesburg, VA 22075
703-777-3174
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Ranked #3 of 36 Attractions in Leesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A historic garden property administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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
Lake Ridge, Virginia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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597 reviews 597 reviews
246 attraction reviews
364 helpful votes 364 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Ashburn, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Took a tour and learned about the history of the house which was very interesting. Beautiful setting

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Haymarket, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We live just down from here and have driven by this many times not even knowing what it was. We recently bought tickets and decided to check it out and we are so glad that we did. This is a property rich in history. The mansion is a beautiful collection of treasures, paintings and family memorabilia and there are beautiful... More 

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Long Island
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101 reviews 101 reviews
49 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Although we chose not to visit the 1804 mansion, we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the lovely gardens of this historic plantation. The formal gardens are terraced and include a pond and statues. The grounds include one of the oldest greenhouses in America. We were amazed by the old specimen trees on the hillside--especially one giant Gingko that was ablaze with golden... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was a beautiful day when we visited Oatlands with friends who live in the area. The surrounding countryside and exterior of the house were very pleasant because of the sunshine. If you have visited major plantations, this one could be skipped. The gardens show signs of having been spectacular, but need a major renovation. The interior of the house... More 

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