The town of Leesburg Virgina is steeped in our country's history. The area was of great importance in both the US war of Independence and The Civil War. One of the most informative ways to get a sense of history and what life was really like back then is to tour the Leesburg Homes of that time. Many are still standing and in surprisingly pristine condition.
Leesburg, VA 22075
For a trip back into the area's past, BBonline recommends the Oatlands Plantation. The Oatlands Plantation is one of the Leesburg Homes listed on the National Register for Historic Preservation. Visitors are welcome to walk the lush green lands, viewing the animals who live their lives blissfully on the farm. The big white house from which the plantation was run bring forth images of a by-gone era. Visiting in the spring insures the best view of the garden as everything will be starting to bloom. The Oatlands plantation also offers tours every hour for those interested in learning about the farm and its importance to Leesburg's development. By staying in a Leesburg bed and breakfast you'll be able to tour this plantation and the many other historical sites of Leesburg.
217 Edward's Ferry Rd.
Leesburg, VA 20176
For a glimpse into the life of one of America's greatest generals, BBonline recommends a trip to the Dodona Manor. Dodona Manor is one of the most famous Leesburg Homes. It was the final home of General George C. Marshall, from 1941 until his death in 1959. The Dodona Manor also is home to the George C. Marshall International Center, where exhibits offer an educational look into one of the great humanitarians of the 20th century. General Marshall was the creator of the Marshall Plan, a concept that redesigned Europe after the Second World War. Dodona Manor welcomes visitors on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Children and adults are also welcome to take part in the educational offerings located in the George C. Marshall International Center Classroom. Booking a room in a Leesburg inn will allow visitors to take in all they can from the wonderful area attractions.
17263 Southern Plantern Lane
Leesburg VA 20176
The Morven Park house was first purchased by Westmorland and Marguerite Davis. The home was then built in sections until the large, white Greek-style mansion that exists today was finished. The Morven Park house sits on over 1000 acres of lush, green land. Morven park also operates its own equestrian center that visitors are allowed to view. Much of the 1000 acres of land has been put under conservation protection, prohibiting developers from building under the stress of the expansion of Northern Virginia and the D.C. area. Among the many educational attractions are the Carriage Museum and the Civil War Park that puts on live demonstrations of the era. Morven Park is one of the grandest Leesburg homes. People of all ages will enjoy and learn as they tour the beautiful grounds and spectacular home.