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“A relaxing time” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sully Plantation

Sully Plantation
3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 20151
703-437-1794
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Chantilly
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Historic Walking Areas
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Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A relaxing time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We've lived in the area for almost seven years, but finally took the time to go to the Sully Plantation. We were always going to stop by with out of town visitors, but it just wasn't happening. The tour of the home was great. Laurie did an outstanding job and was very informative. A walk around the grounds in the fall was lovely. Our toddler loved running around and checkout of all of the out buildings and fences!

Visited October 2011
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English first
Fairfield, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Nice stop while waiting to exit Dulles.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

My wife and I had a couple hours to kill before we needed to be at Dulles for our flight back to the West Coast. Sully Plantation really filled the bill! Sully is different from the big plantations we had visited in North and South Carolina, being smaller and less ornate. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable, and very friendly. She welcomed questions, and allowed us plenty of time for photography. The young man who manned the souvenir shop was also friendly and helpful.

Lots of interesting artifacts in the display cases, and rooms decorated and furnished as during the plantation's hayday, including the workshops and outbuildings of what was a compound designed for self-sufficiency. The main house has a large front porch, with benches, where you can admire the grounds, and even get a mental image of Jeb Stuart's cavalry camping out on the front lawn. The plantation grounds were lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Visited May 2012
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Chantilly, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
55 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Small, but nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

This is one of the smaller plantations, and as such is more easily understood. The house is smaller and more low-key in its furnishings. Battle recreations are also held here.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Satisfied with Sully”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Great history lesson. I liked the detail and the high quality displays. The people visiting were noisy, but the staff was very nice and helpful. I want to see more but I did not have enough time.

Visited November 2011
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San Antonio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Takes you back"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

The plantation really takes you back to the era, and it is well maintained by people who seem to enjoy their work. The tour of the house is cool, and it is amazing to see up close the kitchen and other areas where people lived long ago. The grounds were peaceful and easy to navigate on your own. The gift shop is very charming, with plenty of items that are unusual..not just the typical gift shop.

Visited October 2010
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