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Oatlands Historic House & Garden

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Address: Route 15, Leesburg, VA 22075
Phone Number: 703-777-3174
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A historic garden property administered by the National Trust for Historic...

A historic garden property administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Here for a garden wedding. The Carter house tour adds meaning to an event; make sure you step inside. The carriage house restrooms are inadequate for events --plan accordingly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dublin, Ohio
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Dublin, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Here for a garden wedding. The Carter house tour adds meaning to an event; make sure you step inside. The carriage house restrooms are inadequate for events --plan accordingly. The gardens are lovely so tour all the grounds but wear low shoes or get heel protectors because you will sink in, ladies! Pretty venue in historic Loudoun County.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Attended a holiday tea in December with a friend and my daughters. It was a nice, festive experience. We were in a section of the Carriage house that was much noisier than I had experienced in the front part of the Carriage house closer to the gift shop. I had taken my daughters before to Christmas tea when they were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are very beautiful, the gardens are well kept and well worth the admission. The carriage house has interesting facts about the families that lived there and the tour guide was a fountain of information about the history of the house and all who resided there. There was an art show/sale in the carriage house.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oatlands Historic House and Garden is a great place to spend a few hours in Northern Virginia's Civil War and Hunt Country! Very near the town of Leesburg, VA, Oatlands has been occupied by only two prominent families since it was built in the early 1800s. Extremely knowledgeable docent/tour guides can explain every family portrait and item of furniture in... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for tea, just the girls. My daughter liked some of the offerings, but it is probably better for adults. My mom and I enjoyed everything. The tour afterwards was outstanding! The guides are very knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the house. It was a little warm the day we went, but they did offer water... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

After you park, you go to the Carriage House to buy your tickets. It's the visitor center and has a gift shop. When we walked in, a man asked if we were there to tour the grounds or pick strawberries. We didn't pick strawberries, but when we were leaving there were some for sale and we bought a pint. The... More 

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Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The best historic homes are those that have a garden to stroll through and a tour that gives you the detailed history of the families that lived in the home, rather than a rundown of the furniture. Oatlands has both and it is wonderful! The tour guide was very knowledgable and provided a lot of information about the two families... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Beautiful grounds to wander and gorgeous house to tour for those liking architecture and decor. Lots of interesting history too! I had tea with my Mom here and it's one of our favorite memories together! Highly recommend this place and all it has to offer.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

A piece of history in Loudon County not to be missed! Be sure to check their event calendar and attend an afternoon tea party if you can. The tea is lovely and specially made for the estate. There's a little gift shop as well. The tour guides are very knowledgable and estate is beautiful. After your tour of the mansion,... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you're interested in the NoVA area local history, or period architecture and gardens, then this is definitely worth the time to visit. Being transplants, we finally visited Oatlands during Christmas 2015. The historical folks had done the calendar decor wonderfully. And it was lovely to see the way they lived - the period architecture, the winter views, and the... More 

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