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Oatlands Historic House & Garden

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Address: Route 15, Leesburg, VA 22075
Phone Number: +1 703-777-3174
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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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Nice tour of a house built around 1820

We took a guided tour of the historic house. Very interesting. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed the visit and learned about those who lived at this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Susan D
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Schellsburg, Pennsylvania
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Schellsburg, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a guided tour of the historic house. Very interesting. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed the visit and learned about those who lived at this plantation. It was a cold windy day so we did not spend much time touring the outside gardens.

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Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I recently toured Oatlands with my wife and father on a short family road trip through Virginia. It is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Loudon County just south of Leesburg off of Route 15. I have wanted to see this for years and it did not disappoint me. The grounds are beautiful and include a walled garden and... More 

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Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Established in the 1790's by planter George Carter, Oatlands by 1903 became the country estate of prominent Washingtonians Edith and Williiam Corcoran Eustis. Today, Oatlands reflect the changing contours of more than 200 years of American History and tells the important stories of all those who lived and worked there. A tour guide gives an in depth tour of the... More 

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Elberon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It was very beautiful even though it was raining, but the trees and roads leading up to the houses made it a perfect setting for a charming and elegant wedding. We weren't able to explore the gardens or other parts but I would add to my list to go back when we have more time!

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Dayton OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We attended a wedding in the garden at Oatlands and danced the night away in a tent on the grounds. A tour of the house was available as was ample parking. A perfectly lovely evening.

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Thank Peru-love
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Beautiful grounds, historic house and gardens. Robert Carter III freed close to 500 of his personal slaves in the late 1700s. The house is full of Carter and Eustis family history, helping to preserve an important period in early American and Virginia history. It's very peaceful there. We had a very pleasant docent led tour, and then had all the... More 

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Albany, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We went on labor day weekend, nearing the end of summer. The Garden was mediocre with few flowers and there just wasn't much to see on the plantation. Definately don't take your kids or they'll be bored out of their minds. Overpriced in my opinion, especially to invest the time to drive out there.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 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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