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Address: 9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309-1506
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+1 703-780-4000
12:00 - 16:00
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Two houses on the property:

1. Woodlawn is a house that was built on George...

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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a wonderful visit

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

Reviewed 21 February 2017
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United States
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425 reviews
216 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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,

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

First, do see both houses for the contrast. But the gem is the Pope-Leighey House. A classic example of Wright's Usonian vision for the American family home, lovingly preserved after having to be relocated 3 times over the last 70 years. Note the lower ceilings and clever use of space. Worth the drive from DC.

Columbia, South Carolina
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61 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Woodlawn is a beautiful house w/a great history. However, the main event for me was the Pope-Leighey House. This was my very first visit to a Frank Lloyd Wright house and it was everything I thought it would be & more! The tour guide was very knowledgeable & one could tell that she adored FLW's designs.

Thank AMiller121
Ponce, Puerto Rico
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162 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The mansion was from Washington's step granddaughter. A lot of furniture,portraits and memorabilia from that era. Well kept. Also a lot of history. The Pope Leigh house is spectacular. A must see. It shows the practically of architecture adapted to the environment and needs of that time. Really impressive.

Thank Alberto13_13
WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director, Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Woodlawn & Pope Leighey historical site. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and that you took the time to send in a review. We look forward to seeing you again! Amanda Phillips More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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703 reviews
233 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
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 details for sure, however the FLW is far more architecturally interesting, with a great use... More 

Thank Sheryl B
Massapequa Park, New York
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 a treasure.

Thank Sandy317
New York City, New York
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597 reviews
306 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 individually or a combined ticket...

Thank Scouternurse S
Alexandria, Virginia
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291 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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
New Kent, Virginia
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 was beautiful. The 400 year family tree chart was amazing. The FLW house was the... More 

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director, Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this review

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! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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 limited to rooms in the house. You were shown bedrooms and living rooms. It was... More 

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

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 accurate tour in the future. We believe that we have a great staff and want... More 

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