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Abingdon Plantation

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, West of the Historic Lobby in Terminal A, Alexandria, VA 22202
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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
hidden gem a DCA

Tucked between terminals' B&A parking lots and rental cars area lies a small preserved area of a... read more

Reviewed December 26, 2017
Kate S
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Dc
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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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19 Jan 2018
“Difficult to Find Gem”
26 Dec 2017
“hidden gem a DCA”
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Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, West of the Historic Lobby in Terminal A, Alexandria, VA 22202
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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

1  Thank 349Charles25
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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

1  Thank Kate S
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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.

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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

2  Thank Morgan-Ward
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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

2  Thank tikibar
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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.

3  Thank Bernardo F
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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

1  Thank AgeOldDinosaur
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

If you find yourself at the airport with extra time while waiting to meet someone or after parting from them, walk into Garage A and follow the signs. This is a ruin with some foundations visible and informative historic markers. If you have an interest...More

3  Thank LAPR1
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Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

It's just basically a plaque on the ground, which is unfortunate considering the historic significance. Can't really see it from your car. Would have been nice if there was a plaque or historic marker of some kind around the cell phone waiting area or the...More

3  Thank QuickWhitTravel
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Reviewed April 8, 2015

Set between two parking garages at National Airport, Abingdon Plantation is a short walk from the terminals. It looks out over the Potomac and the extensive land that was the original plantation built in the late 17th century and then expanded throughout the 18th century....More

4  Thank jeffl499
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