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A Quiet Place to Appreciate History

This is not on your typical tourist path or plan. But if you are dropping off your rental car and... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Steven W
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Spring, TX
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Difficult to Find Gem

This historic site is surrounded by Regan National Airport and is difficult to locate. Some the... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2018
349Charles25
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 Oct 2018
“A Quiet Place to Appreciate History”
19 Jan 2018
“Difficult to Find Gem”
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Built around 1741, this plantation links a modern area to the colonial past; what remains is on the grounds of Washington's National Airport just north of Alexandria.
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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, West of the Historic Lobby in Terminal A, Alexandria, VA 22202
This attraction is at Ronald Reagan National Airport
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surprising spot. I returned my rental car and I decided to walk to my terminal when I saw a sign. I had few minutes to spare so I stop by it and I was very surprised about the history of this spot. Very enlightening. I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This is not on your typical tourist path or plan. But if you are dropping off your rental car and want to take a breath and soak in some history - stop by.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steven W
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

If you have a hour to spare and can come out of the Regan National airport or visit the airport your can see what existed here 200 to 400 years ago. To visit you have to follow the pedestrian path from Parking Garage A towards...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shashi b
Reviewed January 19, 2018

This historic site is surrounded by Regan National Airport and is difficult to locate. Some the Information Desk Staff don't know how to find it. Enter from the south side of the Metro station and walk toward Parking Lot A. On your way look to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed December 26, 2017

Tucked between terminals' B&A parking lots and rental cars area lies a small preserved area of a plantation's ruins. A great outdoor escape if you have time between connections or arrive too early for a flight departure or passenger pickup. Lots of markers and benches...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Kate S
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Take the walk from the rental cars to the terminals and you'll see the nice bit of history there for what was standing on the airport property. Lots of nice information.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed August 24, 2016

DCA a.k.a. Ronald Reagan National Airport hides a hidden gem of colonial history. In 1778, John Parke Custis (nicknamed "Jacky"), the son of Daniel Parke Custis and Martha Washington and the stepson of George Washington, purchased Abingdon. If you have the time it is a...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Morgan-Ward
Reviewed August 21, 2016

Got time on your hands at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport? How about a little walk and some history? Go to the Historic Lobby in Terminal A (at one time this was the whole airport.) It features a great view of the airport and of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank tikibar
Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Located a short walk outside of terminal B, it's such great history to see and envision that the land the airport is on used to be a plantation. It's basically a plaque and a grassy area, but it's history.

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Abingdon Plantation ... what's left of it ... sits in the middle of two major parking garages across from the main terminal at Washington National Airport. The history is most interesting but there is little left to see. Like so many other historic locations in...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank AgeOldDinosaur
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