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Oatlands Historic House & Garden

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

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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Absolutely beautiful!!!

Gorgeous old mansion!!! Tour was wonderful and guide was knowledgeable. Grounds are beautifully kept. Much to see and take in if you like to walk and if you love nature. Truly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
New York
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New York
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous old mansion!!! Tour was wonderful and guide was knowledgeable. Grounds are beautifully kept. Much to see and take in if you like to walk and if you love nature. Truly an enjoyable day!! Great for pictures too!!

Thank Deemax
Leesburg, Virginia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live very close to the Oatlands. We have taken family here for tours Spring, Summer and Winter. It's especially lovely when it's decorated for Christmas and they have candlelight tours. No matter when we've gone, our guests thought the visit very worthwhile. The country setting beautiful and at the right time you may get a glimpse of deer and... More 

Thank Lisamad6
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You get to see inside the house, walk the garden, see all the flowers, the rock wall, the rock steps, and many large plants and trees. Best to do when it is not too out so you can enjoy the walk with your special someone.

Thank Raymond R
Leesburg, Virginia
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the historic "ghost tour" which was a change from a daytime visit at Oatlands. Both enjoyable but if you can book the ghost tour, it's very enjoyable

Thank 4JAAZ
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic trip through history. The property is beautiful and the guides are knowledgeable. Add to your list of things to do.

Thank Corey L
Glen Allen, Virginia
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192 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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 26 December 2016

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 

Thank gjscollins
Great Falls, Virginia
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23 reviews
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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.

Thank MPJ525
Schellsburg, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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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.

Thank Susan D
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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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