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Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House

9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309-1506
+1 703-780-4000
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Two very different homes

The guides in both houses were excellent and very knowledgeable. Woodlawn needs some restoration... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Check out Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian house

We have been to Falling Water and since we were in Alexandria.we checked out this house. A bit too... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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9000 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309-1506
+1 703-780-4000

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank 25lilith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
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...More

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...More

Thank AMiller121
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...More

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

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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!