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“Excellent and through tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sully Plantation

Sully Plantation
3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA 20151
703-437-1794
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Northern Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent and through tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

One of the best tours of houses in this area. Excellent, detailed tour of a plantation and it's surroundings.

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IA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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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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11 attraction 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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