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“Beautiful old mansion.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oatlands Plantation

Oatlands Plantation
Route 15, Leesburg, VA 22075
703-777-3174
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Ranked #2 of 50 attractions in Leesburg
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: A historic garden property administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Leesburg, Virginia
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26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful old mansion.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is not a huge plantation with outbuildings, but the house is lovely. The tours are well done and the gardens are beautiful. Beware during the summer...it gets hot!

Visited August 2012
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Washington, DC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“A rich plantation experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This post-Revolution mansion, with its delightful lgardens and rolling fields, is a jewel in the crown of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Its recently-restored greenhouse is one of the oldest in North America. Oatlands has lots to interest every visitor, from toddlers to seniors.

Visited May 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Unexpected morning stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Had an incredible morning tour with Jim. We were fortunate to go first thing in the morning, the mansion has no AC. Jim was great, learned a lot about the history of the Mansion and the area. The grounds are great, if it had been cooler we would have spent more time walking around. Definitely worth seeing!

Visited July 2013
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maryland
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“Well Worth The Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

A beautiful Saturday afternoon, a knowledgeable tour guide, and only 4 people in the group made this a wonderful visit. The tour guide led us through the ground floor of the home - it takes about an hour. We were able to tour the upstairs on our own. What a stunning view of the mountains from the front porch and the gardens were quite pretty, too. There wasn't much information about slave life, so it's lacking in that area, but Oatlands is still certainly worth visiting.

Visited June 2013
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Surf City, North Carolina
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Beautiful gardens and very interesting tour, loved the gift shop! The greenhouse and one spot outside just took my breath away. Magical place to visit!

Visited June 2013
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