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Address: 9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309-1506
Phone Number: +1 703-780-4000
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Fri - Mon 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Two houses on the property:

1. Woodlawn is a house that was built on George...

Two houses on the property:

1. Woodlawn is a house that was built on George Washington's property for his step-granddaughter Nelly and her husband Lawrence. Starting off as 2,000 acre plantation built in 1800, the house went through a number of interesting owners before becoming the first site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

2. Frank Lloyd Wright is practically a household name these days, but this small Usonian house was a unique design of his. Originally built in 1940 in Falls Church, VA; this house is a true example of preservation-in-action!

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Went with three girlfriends to see the Frank Loyd Wright house on the grounds of Woodlawn plantation. $20.00 per person for two house tours. Toured both houses. Tour guides... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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New Kent, Virginia

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New Kent, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with three girlfriends to see the Frank Loyd Wright house on the grounds of Woodlawn plantation. $20.00 per person for two house tours. Toured both houses. Tour guides were knowledgeable and gave good tours. The George Washington connection was interesting and the spiral staircase was beautiful. The 400 year family tree chart was amazing. The FLW house was the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour of the Woodlawn Mansion was one of the least informative house tours. The tour guide was not well-informed about the building even when simple questions were asked and kept apologizing for mistakes she would make and then correct herself. The tour is very limited to rooms in the house. You were shown bedrooms and living rooms. It was... More 

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director of Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review of your tour at Woodlawn this July. Please do send an email separately, to aphillips@savingplaces.org, so that I can see which day you visited the house and so that we can support the docent involved to provide a more accurate tour in the future. We believe that we have a great staff and want... More 

Monroe, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Allow 2 to 3 hours to see both houses. Woodlawn is an historical home from the colonial era. It was owned at one time by a relative of George Washington. Mount Vernon farm is visible from some windows. Pope-Leighey house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1940. It contrasts open and closed space. Many innovative features are... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Originally from Chicago and already an avid fan of FLW, the careful thought, artistry and workmanship of this home (especially for that era) is again amazing. Do not expect the scale of Fallingwater though as it is one of the Usonian homes designed to be affordable. So many details were pointed out by our very informative and enthusiastic guide, Susan... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is a great trip for a couple of hours. You can see either house or both. We decided to see both. One was a manor house and the other was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Both very different, but equally as interesting. The tour guides Ann and John were excellent.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Great visit and tour. Make sure you visit the Wright house. Both building visits were assisted by very knowledgeable tour guides. Sometimes they have teas.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I've driven by many times and finally stopped for a visit. Note that I believe the entrance was relocated due to the Route 1 widening. Woodlawn was beautiful from the outside, but we decided to see Pope-Leighey. I'd never seen a Frank Lloyd Wright house and was concerned that it wouldn't be worth the admission. However, it was a great... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

This was our third visit to the Pope-Leighy House and we loved it yet again! In fact, we took the tour twice this time because there were two different guides and we wanted to hear all they each had to say and wanted a bit more time in the house! Obviously we are Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts, but this little... More 

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director, Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review of our historic site. We look forward to having you visit us again! More 

nashville, tn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We visited Woodlawn while there was a needlepoint exhibition going on that was a fundraiser for the home. Many of the pieces were beautiful, but there were no tours of this home going on, so can't comment on that aspect. We also visited the Pope-Leighey house which was worth the $15 entrance fee thanks to our tour guide, Susan. She's... More 

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director, Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our historic site. We are sorry that you were not able to visit Woodlawn that day: we hold our Needlework Show each March and only open the house to the public for that show. For the first time, we opened Pope-Leighey House early so that show-goers could visit that house as well, and... More 

Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

These are 2 separate properties. They share a parking lot and tickets for both are sold at Woodlawn. We only had time for the Pope-Leighey tour. We are from Chicago and have enjoyed visiting many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. We were visiting a friend and she mentioned the Pope-Leighey house. We were very surprised to hear about the small Frank... More 

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director of Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of our beloved Frank Lloyd Wright usonian home. We appreciate your interest, and are delighted that our recent restoration of the exterior of the home meant that you saw it in the best light possible. Please come back and visit us again. Through support from visitors such as yourselves, we are able to make... More 

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