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“Historic Preservation is worth checking out.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sully Plantation

Sully Plantation
3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 20151
703-437-1794
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“Historic Preservation is worth checking out.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We enjoy going to historic, preserved buildings. We walked around the property and had an interesting tour of the house. I took many notes for my photo scrapbook.

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Dumfries, Virginia
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21 reviews
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“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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“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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“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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