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River Farm

7931 E Boulevard Dr, Alexandria, VA 22308-1307
+1 703-768-5700
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Headquarters of the Horticultural Society

Beautiful art shows, revolving around horticulture grace George Washington's former property... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
Patsie M
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Hidden mansion on a beautiful property known to few but open to all

This is a beautiful place to relax on the porch and read a book or soak up the sun while having a... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
Check_this_out_1776
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Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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River Farm is the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society. Situated on 25 landscaped acres overlooking the Potomac river, it is an idyllic escape within the Washington, D.C. area. Enjoy walking in our gardens and four-acre Meadow. Bring kids to enjoy the Children's Garden. We are open year-round Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm. From April through September we are also open Saturday from 9 am - 1 pm.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7931 E Boulevard Dr, Alexandria, VA 22308-1307
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful art shows, revolving around horticulture grace George Washington's former property. Besides an ancient Osage orange tree, River Farm boasts a splendid garden and view of the grand Potomac River. It is a must visit! Closed on Sundays, though...

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

This is a beautiful place to relax on the porch and read a book or soak up the sun while having a picnic on the lawn. There is a nice flower garden which is a good spot to snap some photos of your kids or...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

We stopped to check out River Farm - lovely! Early in the season but many buds and early bulbs. View was wonderful - enjoyed our visit!

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Reviewed November 17, 2016

I am one of the fortunate ones in that I live reasonably close to River Farm and can & have visited frequently over the past 10 years. I can directly relate to my title "Beauty in the Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter." My last visit...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2016

One of George Washington's five farms, it was originally his brother Laurence's. The house itself is available for parties (large tented area) outside or in. View of the Potomac is lovely and the grounds reflect native species but not so manicured as to be fussy.

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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I discovered River Farm, home of the American Horticultural Society, when I visited it as a possible wedding venue for my daughter. A short drive along the Potomac River on the GW Parkway (minutes out of Old Town Alexandria), you enter through a low fence...More

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RiverFarmHost, Public Relations Manager at River Farm, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

How nice to hear the story of your initial visit here as a wedding planning mother, and your return visits just for fun! Many thanks from all of us for your kind words about River Farm. Perhaps we'll see you at our free Holiday Open...More

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Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

No crowds, few people, colonial architecture, quick strolls thru botanical grounds, nice little children's garden, a little exposed to sun on those hot and humid days. Not heavy on historical info, but a nice quick stop on the banks of the Potomac enroute to Mt...More

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RiverFarmHost, Public Relations Manager at River Farm, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2016

Happy you enjoyed your visit here! A nice tie-in with Mount Vernon, since George Washington once owned River Farm (one of his five local farms). The foundations of our Estate House are colonial era, but the buildings you see are from the early 20th century....More

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Reviewed June 27, 2016

River Farm is a lovely place to visit. Their outdoor gardens are absolutely lovely. I recommend taking a picnic with you as there are not any eateries there. Only downside is that they have limited hours so check the website before you visit.More

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RiverFarmHost, Public Relations Manager at River Farm, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2016

We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit here! And we agree -- River Farm is an ideal place for a picnic. We do rent out River Farm to private parties (and there are many summer weddings), so we're open to the public on Saturdays 9-1...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The historical setting and setting for weddings are mentioned by several reviewers. We recently visited with our daughter and young grandchildren and were impressed by the beauty and charm of this peaceful oasis. The garden is small but exquisite, and there are lots of beautiful...More

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RiverFarmHost, Public Relations Manager at River Farm, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

You wrote so poetically about River Farm! Thank you for sharing your experience and we do hope you will visit often.

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Reviewed June 14, 2016

this is a lovely setting, many children's programs and activities visit pretty gift shop and stroll the gardens right on the river, extraordinary views.

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RiverFarmHost, Public Relations Manager at River Farm, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

Thanks so much for commenting about your visit here -- come back soon!

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