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Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House

9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309-1506
+1 703-780-4000
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Well worth a visit!

I've driven by many times and finally stopped for a visit. Note that I believe the entrance was... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2016
Nanci_Dru
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Frank Lloyd Wright Pope-Leighy Perfection!

This was our third visit to the Pope-Leighy House and we loved it yet again! In fact, we took the... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2016
WeeWoodstock
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

I've driven by many times and finally stopped for a visit. Note that I believe the entrance was relocated due to the Route 1 widening. Woodlawn was beautiful from the outside, but we decided to see Pope-Leighey. I'd never seen a Frank Lloyd Wright house...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2016

This was our third visit to the Pope-Leighy House and we loved it yet again! In fact, we took the tour twice this time because there were two different guides and we wanted to hear all they each had to say and wanted a bit...More

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director, Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review of our historic site. We look forward to having you visit us again!

Reviewed 16 March 2016

We visited Woodlawn while there was a needlepoint exhibition going on that was a fundraiser for the home. Many of the pieces were beautiful, but there were no tours of this home going on, so can't comment on that aspect. We also visited the Pope-Leighey...More

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director, Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our historic site. We are sorry that you were not able to visit Woodlawn that day: we hold our Needlework Show each March and only open the house to the public for that show. For the first time,...More

Reviewed 11 January 2016

These are 2 separate properties. They share a parking lot and tickets for both are sold at Woodlawn. We only had time for the Pope-Leighey tour. We are from Chicago and have enjoyed visiting many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. We were visiting a friend and...More

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director of Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of our beloved Frank Lloyd Wright usonian home. We appreciate your interest, and are delighted that our recent restoration of the exterior of the home meant that you saw it in the best light possible. Please come back and...More

Reviewed 1 January 2016

What a great place to bring family and friends to learn about the history of US. Visited the plantation,the gardens, walked around the trails, and visited the museum.

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director of Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our house, especially since you came during the winter months. Through support of visitors, we are able to make improvements to our property and appreciate that you visited our site this year.

Reviewed 28 November 2015

We visited Woodlawn day after Thanksgiving. The entrance fee was $10 for an adult. The mansion is beautiful outside but not much as far as the grounds. Our tour guide was a cute perky young lady who was very knowledgeable in its history. There are...More

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director, Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our historic site. Our visitors are very important to us and we are making improvements to the property and grounds every day. Your support helps us make those changes, and we appreciate that you visited. We wanted you to...More

Reviewed 14 November 2015

First, I need to say that I am sorry that the listing here is for both properties together ... they are very different and can be visited separately. Second, know that you can enter only on timed tour. They set up for a scant-hour tour...More

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director, Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid review of our historic site and the nod to our wonderful docents, who do indeed make all the difference. We have worked on that musty smell, which is a result of original fabrics and furnishings in the Pope Leighey house,...More

Reviewed 2 November 2015

This is a beautiful federal-era mansion with beautiful grounds. It was the home of Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis. She was Martha Washington's granddaughter and married to George Washington's nephew. It is located right down the road from Washington's Grist Mill, and not far from Mount...More

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director of Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our historical site and apologies that you were not thanked much sooner. We are so glad that you visited, because the support of visitors enables us to make improvements to our iconic and beloved houses. We also wanted you...More

Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Given the generally positive reviews for Woodlawn, our expectations were perhaps too high. While the setting was beautiful (you can see the crowns of poplar trees that GW planted at his Mt. Vernon estate from Woodlawn) and the exterior was very stately, the interior was...More

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director of Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We appreciate your candid thoughts. The National Trust is making every effort to improve the condition, inside and out, of our iconic and beloved house and we are glad that you were able to visit. One of our first priorities for...More

Reviewed 6 September 2015

A walk through the years--colonial and early 20th century. We toured Woodlawn first and were treated to a wonderful personalized story of the relations of George Washington. Our tour guide was highly engaging and made the story easily understood in light of the colonial architecture...More

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director, SIte Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Apologies for not thanking you for your wonderful review of our historic property last year. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and want to make sure that you know that we are grateful for our visitors. Through your support, we can make...More

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Taurusean
Hi -- how to get to Woodlawn Plantation/Pope-Leighy on public transportation? If there is a bus route how far is the closest stop? Is there direct public transportation between WL Plantation and the Mount Vernon estate? Thanks.
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
Is Woodlawn Plantation open on Mother's Day?
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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