My tour guide was quite informed and enthusiastic. Despite the hot weather she kept my attention and I learned quite a lot about the original owners, The Carters. In an effort to be "politically correct", the roadway sign actually states that the property is the Oatlands House and Gardens. Using the word 'plantation' versus 'house' is fine. It perfectly describes the property's history. Also, I am fine with them mentioning 'slaves' versus the 'enslaved community'. It's all the same difference. I am African American and fully understand that slavery was a part of American History. Overall, Oatlands is a beautiful property.
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