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Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House

9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309-1506
+1 703-780-4000
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Pope-Leighey House - MUST SEE for Frank Lloyd Wright Fans

Originally from Chicago and already an avid fan of FLW, the careful thought, artistry and... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
TravelCareer
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Annapolis, Maryland
Worth the visit!

This is a great trip for a couple of hours. You can see either house or both. We decided to see... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2016
PoliceChief3
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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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 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

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Reviewed 21 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

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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.

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Reviewed 16 May 2016

I've driven by many times and finally stopped for a visit. Note that I believe the entrance was relocated due to the Route 1 widening. Woodlawn was beautiful from the outside, but we decided to see Pope-Leighey. I'd never seen a Frank Lloyd Wright house...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2016

This was our third visit to the Pope-Leighy House and we loved it yet again! In fact, we took the tour twice this time because there were two different guides and we wanted to hear all they each had to say and wanted a bit...More

1  Thank WeeWoodstock
WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director, Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Thank you for your nice review of our historic site. We look forward to having you visit us again!

Reviewed 17 March 2016

We visited Woodlawn while there was a needlepoint exhibition going on that was a fundraiser for the home. Many of the pieces were beautiful, but there were no tours of this home going on, so can't comment on that aspect. We also visited the Pope-Leighey...More

1  Thank oceangirl13
WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director, Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2016

Thank you for your recent review of our historic site. We are sorry that you were not able to visit Woodlawn that day: we hold our Needlework Show each March and only open the house to the public for that show. For the first time,...More

Reviewed 12 January 2016

These are 2 separate properties. They share a parking lot and tickets for both are sold at Woodlawn. We only had time for the Pope-Leighey tour. We are from Chicago and have enjoyed visiting many Frank Lloyd Wright buildings. We were visiting a friend and...More

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director of Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2016

Thank you for your lovely review of our beloved Frank Lloyd Wright usonian home. We appreciate your interest, and are delighted that our recent restoration of the exterior of the home meant that you saw it in the best light possible. Please come back and...More

Reviewed 2 January 2016

What a great place to bring family and friends to learn about the history of US. Visited the plantation,the gardens, walked around the trails, and visited the museum.

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director of Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2016

Thank you for your review of our house, especially since you came during the winter months. Through support of visitors, we are able to make improvements to our property and appreciate that you visited our site this year.

Reviewed 28 November 2015

We visited Woodlawn day after Thanksgiving. The entrance fee was $10 for an adult. The mansion is beautiful outside but not much as far as the grounds. Our tour guide was a cute perky young lady who was very knowledgeable in its history. There are...More

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WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director, Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2016

Thank you for your review of our historic site. Our visitors are very important to us and we are making improvements to the property and grounds every day. Your support helps us make those changes, and we appreciate that you visited. We wanted you to...More

Reviewed 15 November 2015

First, I need to say that I am sorry that the listing here is for both properties together ... they are very different and can be visited separately. Second, know that you can enter only on timed tour. They set up for a scant-hour tour...More

2  Thank SyrinxSounds
WoodlawnPopeLeighey, Director, Site Interpretation & Partnerships at Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2016

Thank you for your candid review of our historic site and the nod to our wonderful docents, who do indeed make all the difference. We have worked on that musty smell, which is a result of original fabrics and furnishings in the Pope Leighey house,...More

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Taurusean
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
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Candycane1835
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!
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