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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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Take the parents or inlaws....

Great way to spend a few hours! Went with my parents, without the kids, and had a lovely time touring the house and grounds. Bought some super cute earings in the gift shop for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
dianne a
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great way to spend a few hours! Went with my parents, without the kids, and had a lovely time touring the house and grounds. Bought some super cute earings in the gift shop for my daughter and niece, which were not history or plantation related. Volunteer workers/tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable.

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McLean, Virginia
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living in northern Virginia, my husband and I are trying to make time to do and see more close to home. Our decision to visit Oatlands was a spur of the moment decision for a Sunday afternoon, and we were so pleased that we made the trip. In two hours time, we walked through the art show (last day on... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must for those who love history, historic houses, architecture, or gardens. It has it all. I second the docent being amazing. The garden is just stunning. My favorite part being all sorts of shaded benches that demand you sit and enjoy your surroundings. It is also a National Trust site, so if you are a member there... More 

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virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tour of house and gardens well worth a stop. Probably one of the most knowledgeable house guides we've had. Story of house owners as interesting as the house itself. Don't miss the gardens. Near enough to Dulles Airport to see if you are flying out and have some time.

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Dublin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 July 3, 2016

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 June 28, 2016

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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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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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