Oatlands Historic House & Gardens

By DullesMoms, Aug 2023

Located in Leesburg, VA, Oatlands Historic House & Gardens is an early 19th-century historic destination.

Known for its rich history tied to the American Civil War and dedication to historic preservation and education, Oatlands is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historic Landmark. Learn more about its rich history — then and now — here.

Originally a plantation, today you’ll find a Greek Revival mansion, beautiful terraced gardens, and an array of outbuildings on more than 360 acres. Additionally, visitors will also find the Mt. Gap School, known locally as the Little Red Schoolhouse. Built circa 1882, it exemplifies the iconic one-room rural schoolhouse. Oatlands also boasts a greenhouse — one believed to be the second-oldest propagation greenhouse in the country!

Many come for the beauty and education of this historic destination as well as the recreation it offers. Members (and visitors on select days), can enjoy more than 8 miles of trails. Called the Oatlands Heritage Trails, they meander through rolling fields and wooded areas and include some creek crossings.

Tours are available, as are special events on select days. Check out the Oatlands calendar to learn more about seasonal opportunities and themed events.


Oatlands Historic House & Gardens • Leesburg, VA (Map)


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