Oatlands Historic House & Garden

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Oatlands Historic House & Garden

Oatlands Historic House & Garden
4.5
Historic Sites • Gardens • Scenic Walking Areas
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A historic garden property administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. We are currently closed for our off season, but will reopen to the public on April 18, 2019.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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4.5
225 reviews
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james a
19 contributions
Fun and interesting place to visit
Jan 2021
A fun, scenic and interesting place to visit. I enjoyed doing the special Christmas tea with friends
Written July 22, 2021
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csserious2
Chantilly, VA682 contributions
On a hot Fathers Day
Jun 2021 • Family
We decided have our picnic on a very hot Fathers Day and take a tour of the mansion, which we found was closed. The garden behind the mansion was nice and worth taking a look. There were hardly any visitors, which was understandable given the weather and folks taking their Dads to restaurants where it is much cooler. Is it worth few hours to half a day? Depends on what you like and what you want to do. It was my first time to see a plantation, and perhaps it was worth it. However, with any plantation, the history may not be sparkling and joyful.
Written June 20, 2021
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Sabrina
2 contributions
Beautiful for spring
May 2021 • Couples
Great scenic place to walk around or have a picnic. We enjoyed walking through the flowers and snapping some pictures.
Written May 5, 2021
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Heather Lehman
Stafford, VA9 contributions
Ms. Andrews-Gutierrez
May 2019 • Solo
I thoroughly enjoyed my adventure to this historical home. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful too. My favorite part of the tour was exploring the beautifully designed gardens.
Written February 6, 2020
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Wander702522
Northern Virginia, VA7 contributions
Nice Big Garden
Mar 2019
The land is very nice and be ready to walk a lot. best time to go is during spring season as outdoor will be nice.
Written January 21, 2020
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kahlerohana
Round Hill, VA31 contributions
house and garden are great but don't try hiking here. Go to Morven Park instead.
Sep 2019
The mansion and gardens are lovely but afterwards we went out back to try to find the trails in their brochure and go for a hike on the Oatlands historic trail and some crazy resident approached us in the field with her 2 extremely large dogs yelling at us and told us to get off the property, that it wasn't open to the public and people like us ruined everything. Excuse me but my husband is the kind of guy who picks up trash everywhere he goes that people leave behind. This woman followed us all the way back up to the parking lot!
Written October 18, 2019
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parisdreaming61
Frederick, MD4 contributions
Lovely Setting
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful day driving to this historic mansion through beautiful countryside! The tour of the house was very interesting and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed walking through the gorgeous gardens that surround the home.
Written October 8, 2019
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caramia2016
Sydney, Australia27 contributions
Oatlands Historic House & Gardens
Sep 2019
A must to see the lovely garden. Just walking around is cool plus a very very old historic tree, please respect and dont touch it.
Written September 6, 2019
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WasOnce
Bucks County, PA437 contributions
Beautiful House & Gardens
Aug 2019
My wife and I spent a lovely afternoon on this property. We were greeted by a gracious hostess at the Visitors Center and directed to take the short walk up to the main house, with stops to view Bachelor's Cottage (closed to the public) and the impressive greenhouse. Our tour guide Michelle was quite excellent. She brought the house, prior inhabitants and historical events to vivid life. The unhurried tour of the house's first floor lasts about an hour. The upstairs rooms are self-guided. Then, on to the gardens and dependencies: A wonderful place to stroll. Beautiful flowers, magnificent tree specimens and boxwood of a size that can only be achieved with a great deal of time and care.

Multiple less-than-stellar reviews for Oatlands seem to stem from a single incident involving a misunderstanding regarding use of the grounds. While unfortunate, this should not dissuade you from visiting this charming piece of Virginia history.
Written August 19, 2019
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Dave M
17 contributions
Beautiful Park And Mansion!!!
Aug 2019 • Family
Can tour mansion; not recommended for small children but guided tour was extremely well done!! Truly enjoyed this park and mansion!!
Written August 6, 2019
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Oatlands Historic House & Garden is open:
  • Thu - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM