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Oatlands Historic House & Garden

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Address: Route 15, Leesburg, VA 22075
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+1 703-777-3174
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Christmas afternoon tea

We continued our family tradition of making reservations for the Christmas afternoon tea in the carriage house of the Plantation. This year we were five adults, one of whom is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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192 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We continued our family tradition of making reservations for the Christmas afternoon tea in the carriage house of the Plantation. This year we were five adults, one of whom is British by birth, who all enjoyed the tasty tea, the scrumptious sandwiches, the scones with cream and homemade jam, and the sweet mini desserts. The ambience was enhanced by the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the best tour guide-I wish I had caught his name. So animated and fun; he packed the tour with information and it was fantastic! The house was decorated for Christmas with a book theme, which I loved. The grounds were dead since it was December but you could tell that they are well taken care of and most... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Went for High Tea and a tour of the house which was decorated for Christmas, lots of natural decorations, berries, pine cones different types of greenery. Loved their Oatlands blend of tea which could be purchased at the gift shop along with other items. Would live to go back when plants are in bloom. Interesting history.

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Schellsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 12 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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