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Oatlands Review

Five miles south of Leesburg on Route 15, Oatlands is a former 3,408-acre plantation built by a great-grandson of Robert "King" Carter, one of the wealthiest pre-Revolution planters in Virginia. The Greek Revival manor house was begun in 1804 in the Federal style; a stately portico and half-octagonal stair wings were added in the 1820s. The house, a National Trust Historic Site, has been meticulously restored, and the manicured fields remain host to equestrian events from spring to fall. Among these is the Loudoun Hunt Point-to-Point in April, a race that brings out the entire community for tailgates and picnics on blankets. The terraced walls here border a restored English garden of 4½ acres.

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  • Address: 20850 Oatlands Plantation La., (Rte. 15), Middleburg, VA, 20175 | Map It
  • Phone: 703/777–3174
  • Cost: $10; additional fee for special events
  • Hours: Mar. 30–Dec. 30, Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5; tours on the hr
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  • Location: Middleburg

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