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Oatlands Plantation

Route 15, Leesburg, VA 22075
703-777-3174
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Ranked #2 of 50 attractions in Leesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A historic garden property administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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English first
Chesapeake, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My tour guide was quite informed and enthusiastic. Despite the hot weather she kept my attention and I learned quite a lot about the original owners, The Carters. In an effort to be "politically correct", the roadway sign actually states that the property is the Oatlands House and Gardens. Using the word 'plantation' versus 'house' is fine. It perfectly describes... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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117 reviews 117 reviews
76 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

great place to learn the history of the area and learn how things were done back in the day. went here on school field trips. now that i am older, i appreciate it more.

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Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a beautiful gem near D.C! We took our own picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds of the plantation before heading up to the house and garden. The afternoon was perfect for walking, playing catch with a ball, reading a book or just sitting and enjoying the warm sun and light breeze. Once we got to the house, we... More

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Washington DC
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130 reviews 130 reviews
47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Reserve early for any of their Christmas Teas. They are fun, delicious, beautifully set, visit historic mansion, great photo taking opportunities. It is a family tradition for many years to have Tea at the Oatlands. Thank you.

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I grew up in Leesburg in the 60s and 70s when the Pearsons managed the estate and was fortunate to have their daughter as my best friend. Since they also ran the grounds and the mansion, we ran all over the place. Some of my best memories are there. However, we did witness a lady from another time sipping tea... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My sister and I took my mother there for a birthday outing (she is in her 70s). It was charming and beautifully decorated for Christmas. Our guide did a nice job explaining the history and rooms of the home.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Has some prominent family history (tied to General Lee, the Cochran's) so from a famous person prospective, the wealth of the bloodline has much to do with why and who lived at Oatland's. The lineage of the daughter's is noteworthy, but what did they contribute to the community and our nation? Not much to view in the winter as the... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

My teenage daughter and I visited Oatlands Plantation for the Nutcracker tea during the snow storm on December 7, 2013. We met a group there, and those of us who made it were thrilled with our experience. The snowfall made the mansion and grounds look like a classic winter picture. The sandwiches and desserts were tasty and lovely, and the... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We couldn't wait to have tea since its always sold out around the holidays. We had original reservations for 8 then I called 5 days before to let them know the number was down to 4 due to work schedules. We were then told the food was already ordered so we would be responsible for paying for those other 4... More

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Leesburg, VA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Knowledgeable docents give you a good sense of the Carter plantation owner history. Nicely done display gives a decent feel of daily life at the time. Unpretentious and comfortable.

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