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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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Washington
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141 reviews 141 reviews
54 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Oatlands is a lovely little home, but the best part was the pleasant, knowledgeable guide, Benita. She made the families come alive with tidbits of their history. The grounds are beautiful, even when not in full bloom, something is colorful. The terraces are an interesting variation in plantings.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

I had a friend visiting from Norfolk and she suggested visiting Oatlands. I had no idea how truly interesting the history of Oatlands is....the Carter family (as in King Carter family of Virginia) and the Eustis family. As much as I was interested in the history of the families, it was the terraced gardens which were truly amazing! The day... More

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south jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We visited the Oatlands Planatation and had a very nice time. We had a great tour guide by the name of Jim. Jim was very knowledgable about the home and the history of the families who lived here. We would have stayed here longer if they had a cafe. That is the only drawback. If there was a cafe that... More

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Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

love the gardens and tranquil meadows - nice place to stroll and just slow down

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Oakton, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

I always enjoy a visit to Oatlands. Living close by I attend many events there. For Fairfax County residents it is a part of our history.

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Lovettsville, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

I really enjoyed the tour of the mansion. The gardens and grounds were kept up really nice. I loved the gift shop, in the old stables, and was stocked with plenty of well priced merchandise.

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Northern Virginnie
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4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Oatlands has special events available throughout the year -I have enjoyed several, and this past Hallowe'en they had one in the evening. It was a tour of the mansion with some of its "supernatural" history revealed. It was definitely fun! If you're not looking to be freaked out, but would enjoy some Hallowe'en stories - this is a presentation worth... More

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Philomont, Virginia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Your typical Virginia plantation. Lots of special events (check out the schedule), gorgeous grounds and they do a really nice tour of the manor house. Definitely need to visit this place at least once. Beautifully maintained.

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Purcellville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I drive past this place all the time. We went for our annual Christmas Tea visit. This time I took the tour. Lots of information about local people I have heard about or studied about. I learned a lot, an value where i live even more.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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64 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

I visited Oatlands for the first time in many years with out of town guests. The tour guide was well informed and made the tour interesting. The grounds were very pleasant and the garden was serene. I wish we'd had longer to tarry. Oatlands had a very complete gift shop as well.

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