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Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House

9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309-1506
+1 703-780-4000
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Closed for Season, but signage does not indicate that

On a Sunday morning, we stopped here and saw this sign. We rode around until noon, came back and... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
skwh310
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Virginia
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Architectural history in VA.

We toured Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey house on a cool Fall afternoon. I have been wanting to... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Tim J
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Montclair, Virginia
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Two houses on the property: 1. Woodlawn is a house that was built on George Washington's property for his step-granddaughter Nelly and her husband Lawrence. Starting off as 2,000 acre plantation built in 1800, the house went through a number of interesting owners before becoming the first site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 2. Frank Lloyd Wright is practically a household name these days, but this small Usonian house was a unique design of his. Originally built in 1940 in Falls Church, VA; this house is a true example of preservation-in-action!
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9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309-1506
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

On a Sunday morning, we stopped here and saw this sign. We rode around until noon, came back and happened to run into a caterer who was having an event here that afternoon. She told us that the houses were closed for the season. The...More

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, SIte Director at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We apologize for the confusion regarding the sign. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We closed for the winter season just a few days before your visit, and the general season sign was still being used at our main gate. We believe that...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

We toured Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey house on a cool Fall afternoon. I have been wanting to see the house in person and finally got the chance. The cost to tour the house is $15 per adult. The tour takes about on hour. The one...More

Thank Tim J
WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Site Director at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review. We apologize that you did not find your tour guide particularly fitting that day at Pope-Leighey, and would be happy to have you back and see if we can make sure that you have a different guide. Our season...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

Our son and (now) daughter-in-law chose Woodlawn for the location of their wedding, and it was perfect! The historic mansion was a special place for the wedding party to prepare, and the weather was amazing for their wedding on the lawn of the property. The...More

Thank Betty S
WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Site Director at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your lovely review of our site and we are delighted that you and your guests enjoyed our venue. We love Woodlawn weddings! We wish you and the new couple a most wonderful new year.

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Since we were there and had time, we decided to see both sites. Woodlawn Plantation does have some have historical ties to George Washington so if you are interested in him or that time period, I would check it out. It's not as furnished as...More

Thank Danielle R
WoodlawnPopeLeighey, General Manager at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for posting your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit to our historic property.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We enjoyed a last minute visit to this small Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house. Only toured the Pope-Leighey House. Unable to book both houses combined online, but we were mostly interested in the more modern house and didn't have time to see both. You pick...More

Thank stevendale
WoodlawnPopeLeighey, General Manager at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us this fall and for posting this review! We are glad that you made it to the Pope-Leighey House and hope you make it back to Woodlawn in the future.

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent guided tours of both historic Woodlawn and the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Pope-Leighey house. Interesting to compare and contrast two famous homes. Especially since 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mr. Wright, we wanted to visit one of the homes he...More

Thank Gene K
WoodlawnPopeLeighey, General Manager at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love that you enjoyed the comparison of the two very iconic buildings on our one site. Thank you for posting and for your review!

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Woodlawn, the plantation is a must visit after seeing Mount Vernon. Their histories are so linked. Be aware that the physical house isn't nearly as furnished or rich as Mount Vernon, but the history that the docent imparts throughout the house is outstanding. I feel...More

Thank srbeau645
WoodlawnPopeLeighey, General Manager at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for posting this review! We are so glad that you enjoyed the comparison of the two houses. We love when our visitors are able to appreciate the differences in two very iconic homes. Our guides are dedicated to our historic site and we also...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

First: we're huge fans of Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW) and his architectural style. We've seen his creations at Falling Water, Kentucky Knob and Taliesen West. The Pope-Leighey house is relatively close to us, but we've just never managed to make it there. Our opportunity came...More

Thank Henry S
WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Site Director at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review of our site- it is nice to see that you had a good experience when you have seen so many of the Wright sites across the country. We hope you will visit again sometime.

Reviewed 25 July 2017

This little jewel is an often missed attraction. Only several miles from I-95 and 3 miles from George Washington's Mount Vernon, it makes for a perfect day trip in DC metro area. The 45 minute tour is informative and relaxed! No one should miss this...More

Thank jbarbou8
WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Manager at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you so much for posting!

Reviewed 27 June 2017

I loved the Frank L Wright designed home. Practical,simple, functional.in design and use of a two bedroom one bath residence in that era.

Thank JoseManuel2014
WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Manager at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for posting. We are so glad you loved the house!

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Taurusean
8 September 2016|
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Response from WoodlawnPopeLeighey | Property representative |
Hello Woodlawn is best accessible by car, especially with current construction projects on Route 1. If you need to use public transportation, Fairfax Connector from Huntingdon Metro can drop you by the Roy Rogers, and you... More
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Candycane1835
18 March 2016|
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Response from WoodlawnPopeLeighey | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, Woodlawn is open for Mother's Day. We will be open from 11 am to 4 pm. The last tour of the day will be at 3 pm. Thank you for your question and we look forward to you visit!
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