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“Wonderful home. Real Virginia history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oatlands Plantation

Oatlands Plantation
Route 15, Leesburg, VA 22075
703-777-3174
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Ranked #3 of 36 Attractions in Leesburg
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Cultural
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful home. Real Virginia history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We have been to Oatlands a number of times and always take out of town guests to see it. It is both a state of Virginia and a national treasure. In the spring and summer the English style gardens can be a wonderful experience for the senses. In winter, the candlelight tours are always a treat and the house is nicely decorated. If you are in the Leesburg area, this is worth your time to visit any time of the year.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Leesburg, Virginia
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The gardens are beautiful. The tour was very good the guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the the families that lived there,

Visited June 2013
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4 attraction reviews
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“Must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This plantation is a must see to anyone visiting the Leesburg area. Worth the time and money. Get to see how the old time plantations operated and functioned.

Visited October 2012
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Leesburg, Virginia
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“Oatlands Candlelight Christmas Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I've lived in Leesburg since 1999 and just went on the candlelight Christmas Tour last December (2012). First of all, you have to like history, but even if you don't, it is a beautiful house and very well decorated. They have a different theme, apparently, every year. The tour guides (young and old) are very knowledgeable of the house and its history, especially about the family that lived there. When I arrived at the carriage house (where you buy tickets/gift shop), they had hot cider and cookies available. The house is a short walk (uphill) from the carriage house.

Well worth the time and money, but not conducive to the physically handicapped due to the stairs. The entire tour took a little over an hour, but you could spend longer if you wanted. The grounds are lovely and I vowed to go back in the springtime this year, but didn't make it.

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful Anntibellum Plantation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beautiful in any season, spring brings the flowers and Christmas is special with the decorations for the season. There are many special events held here but the Home is histroicaly significant and worth the visit if you are in the area. I can easiely be part of a day of wineries and history tours. I live very near here and I always bring visitors.

Visited October 2012
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