17263 Southern Planter Lane
Leesburg, VA 20176
Tours: Open to the public daily from 7:00am – Dusk. Guided tours are offered Fridays – Mondays 11:00am – 4:00pm, April through mid-November, and start at the Coach House Visitor Center. The grounds are closed to the public during the months of January and February.
This historical 22 room, preserved mansion sits on 1,000 acres of lawns, forests and fields. There is also a museum that houses over fifty carriages, buggies and wagons. The property has nearly three acres of boxwood gardens to explore. North America’s only Museum of Hounds & Hunting is on the property as well.
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens
20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane
Leesburg, VA 20175
Tours: Open to the public Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm, March 28 – December 30. House tours on the hour; the last tour of the mansion begins at 4:00pm.
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens near Leesburg, Virginia consists of a stately mansion, beautiful rolling farmland, exquisite gardens and a repository of more than 200 years of American history and culture. Established in the early 19th century by George Carter, Oatlands was a thriving wheat plantation and base for numerous business enterprises until the time of the Civil War. During most of the 20th century, Oatlands served as the country estate of Mr. and Mrs. William Corcoran Eustis, affluent Washingtonians with strong ties to the American political arena.
The Carlyle House Historic Park
121 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tours: Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 4 pm, Sunday Noon – 4pm. Tours are given on the hour and on the half hour. The museum is wheelchair accessible on one of the three floors.
The historic Carlyle House was completed in 1753 by British merchant John Carlyle for his bride, Sarah Fairfax of Belvoir, member of one of the most prestigious families in colonial Virginia. Their home quickly became a center of social and political life in Alexandria and gained a foothold in history when British General Braddock made the mansion his headquarters in 1755. Braddock summoned five colonial governors to meet there to plan the early campaigns of the French and Indian War. On the National Register of Historic Places, Carlyle House is architecturally unique in Alexandria as the only stone, 18th-century Palladian-style house.