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Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House

9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309-1506
+1 703-780-4000
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Great Architecture Stop

Beautiful National Trust site. Make sure to tour both houses, as they offer a nice contrast. It is... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Sheryl B
Bethesda, Maryland
via mobile
Beautiful & historic

After visiting Mount Vernon, you need to see Woodlawn, which was the home of Washington's... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Massapequa Park, New York
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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
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful National Trust site. Make sure to tour both houses, as they offer a nice contrast. It is amazing to think that Washington's land stretched from this property to Mount Vernon. Woodlawn is traditional, and is a great example of Georgian architecture- some interesting architectural...More

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 7 September 2016

After visiting Mount Vernon, you need to see Woodlawn, which was the home of Washington's step-granddaughter, Nelly. Christy was our guide and she pointed out Nelly's reverence for her grandfather. The family tree is amazing. The Pope-Leighey House is interesting as well, but Woodlawn is...More

Thank Sandy317
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The mansion belonged to Washington's step granddaughter; it was nicely kept; but nothing special...but the Pope house is a Frank Lloyd Wright usonian home from the 1930s; in perfect shape; a great example of his architecture wonder...we loved seeing that..you can buy tickets for each...More

Thank Scouternurse S
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A lover of Frank Lloyd Wright brought me to this attraction but really glad that Woodlawn was also an option. Both were very interesting.

Thank Travelwestport
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went with three girlfriends to see the Frank Loyd Wright house on the grounds of Woodlawn plantation. $20.00 per person for two house tours. Toured both houses. Tour guides were knowledgeable and gave good tours. The George Washington connection was interesting and the spiral staircase...More

Thank Lesliekay
WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director, Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thanks so much for submitting your review of the visit to Woodlawn & Pope Leighey House. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us!

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The tour of the Woodlawn Mansion was one of the least informative house tours. The tour guide was not well-informed about the building even when simple questions were asked and kept apologizing for mistakes she would make and then correct herself. The tour is very...More

Thank Carol A
WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director of Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Thank you for your honest review of your tour at Woodlawn this July. Please do send an email separately, to aphillips@savingplaces.org, so that I can see which day you visited the house and so that we can support the docent involved to provide a more...More

Reviewed 17 July 2016

Allow 2 to 3 hours to see both houses. Woodlawn is an historical home from the colonial era. It was owned at one time by a relative of George Washington. Mount Vernon farm is visible from some windows. Pope-Leighey house was designed by Frank Lloyd...More

Thank CCH1223
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Originally from Chicago and already an avid fan of FLW, the careful thought, artistry and workmanship of this home (especially for that era) is again amazing. Do not expect the scale of Fallingwater though as it is one of the Usonian homes designed to be...More

Thank TravelCareer
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is a great trip for a couple of hours. You can see either house or both. We decided to see both. One was a manor house and the other was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Both very different, but equally as interesting. The tour...More

Thank PoliceChief3
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Great visit and tour. Make sure you visit the Wright house. Both building visits were assisted by very knowledgeable tour guides. Sometimes they have teas.

Thank wmclynch
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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
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!