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Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House

9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309-1506
+1 703-780-4000
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Good to See Again

Though it had been 41 years since my last visit, it was nice to see Woodlawn Plantation and return... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James N
Greeley, Colorado
via mobile
Just love to compare and contrast these houses

You can't get more difference in architecture than these two houses on the same property. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Centreville, 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
+1 703-780-4000

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though it had been 41 years since my last visit, it was nice to see Woodlawn Plantation and return to show my children around the property for their first visit. The house itself could use some work, and the once beautiful gardens I recall seeing...More

Thank James N
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't get more difference in architecture than these two houses on the same property. The colonial Woodlawn is just so wonderful and grand and all the furnishings are so interesting to see. Then, over at the Frank Lloyd Wright house, you get to be...More

Thank RYC88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting some friends in Arlington, VA for our birthdays in May. They asked in advance if there was anything special we wanted to do. I received notice of the Pope-Leighey House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright from one of the preservation groups I...More

1  Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The guides in both houses were excellent and very knowledgeable. Woodlawn needs some restoration work, but most old houses do. The contrast between the two properties is very interesting to see. I would go again because you would always see something different. Do take the...More

2  Thank 25lilith
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We have been to Falling Water and since we were in Alexandria.we checked out this house. A bit too small and claustrophobic for us but and interesting housing concept.

Thank NittanyLion70
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The two properties are quite the dichotomy. One (Woodlawn) is a house built around the turn of the19th Century for the family of George Washington while the other (Pope-Leighey) was designed by a world-renowned architect for a newspaper employee. There are signs but you otherwise...More

Thank Dewayne P
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We came to visit Woodlawn Plantation, once part of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate and one of the few surviving plantation houses in the Washington, D.C., area, and were pleasantly surprised to learn that a visit to the adjacent Pope-Leighey House, a one-of-a-kind architectural treasure...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The dual historic homes of Woodlawn and the Pope-Leighey House are a one-of-a-kind architectural treasure. Either would be worth a visit by themselves but, presented in the same area, they are even more dramatic because of the contrast of styles. The Woodlawn Plantation is one...More

Thank casallese
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The Pope Leahy Frank Lloyd Wright House is a wonderful place to see. It's simplicity, the setting and the quality of the guides. It's so unassuming and yet so fabulous. For lovers of architecture or even just the swonder of simplicity and design might enjoy...More

Thank Denise K
Reviewed 21 February 2017

the house is well preserved with plenty of parking, it is an historical home and it is important to the founding fathers history story,

Thank drudol
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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.
9 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
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!