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“A visit to the Past”

Oatlands Historic House & Garden
Ranked #4 of 79 things to do in Leesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A historic garden property administered by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Leesburg, Virginia
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A visit to the Past”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you're a history buff, this is tour for you. Only the most beautifully maintained mansions in the Leesburg area and the gardens are well manicured. The rolling hillside and the mountains off in the distance are a picturesque setting for this old plantation. A nice stop along the way.

Visited September 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Leesburg, Virginia
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful old mansion.”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is not a huge plantation with outbuildings, but the house is lovely. The tours are well done and the gardens are beautiful. Beware during the summer...it gets hot!

Visited August 2012
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Washington, DC
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12 reviews
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“A rich plantation experience”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

This post-Revolution mansion, with its delightful lgardens and rolling fields, is a jewel in the crown of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Its recently-restored greenhouse is one of the oldest in North America. Oatlands has lots to interest every visitor, from toddlers to seniors.

Visited May 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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37 reviews
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“Unexpected morning stop”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Had an incredible morning tour with Jim. We were fortunate to go first thing in the morning, the mansion has no AC. Jim was great, learned a lot about the history of the Mansion and the area. The grounds are great, if it had been cooler we would have spent more time walking around. Definitely worth seeing!

Visited July 2013
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maryland
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170 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Well Worth The Trip”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

A beautiful Saturday afternoon, a knowledgeable tour guide, and only 4 people in the group made this a wonderful visit. The tour guide led us through the ground floor of the home - it takes about an hour. We were able to tour the upstairs on our own. What a stunning view of the mountains from the front porch and the gardens were quite pretty, too. There wasn't much information about slave life, so it's lacking in that area, but Oatlands is still certainly worth visiting.

Visited June 2013
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