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“Accessible History” 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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Dumfries, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Accessible History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

This plantation is right along Virginia Highway 28, a major local road connecting I-66 with Dulles International Airport. The buildings are well-preserved and the docents seem knowledgeable about the plantation era. It is also very close to the Udvar-Hazy branch of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. The hardy tourist could easily visit the past and the future in one day.

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Cecilia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A Lesser Known Home of the Lees of Virginia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Sully Plantation is a rural island in an urban sea. From the tranquility of the site, one would scarcely guess that Dulles International Airport and a section of the National Air and Space Museum (the one with the space shuttle) are nearby. Sully was the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee, brother of Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee and the uncle of Robert E. Lee. The house is not one of Virginia's great palaces, but that difference makes it all the more the interesting. It plainly was intended to be a country seat and it is elegant in its own, less ornate way. The relaxed atmosphere is reflected in the approach of the friendly tour guides, who even allow photographs inside the house! Sully comes recommended for those who would enjoy seeing a different slice of Virginia history than Mount Vernon and Monticello.

Visited August 2012
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Gainesville, Virginia
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“Nice Place to Visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Very pretty grounds with helpful and informative staff. I go every year to the car show that's held every Father's Day. If you're in the DC metro area with time to kill, it's a nice peaceful place to visit. However, I wouldn't plan a vacation around it.

Visited June 2012
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Virginia
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“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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Fairfield, California
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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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