Northern Virginia

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Northern Virginia - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. George Mason's Gunston Hall

    Historic Home

    Down the Potomac from Mount Vernon is the home of another important George. Gentleman farmer George Mason was a colonel of the Virginia militia...Read More

  • 2. Mount Vernon

    Historic Home

    This plantation and the surrounding lands had been in the Washington family for nearly 70 years by the time the future president inherited it...Read More

  • 3. Arlington House

    Historic Home

    It was in Arlington that the two most famous names in Virginia history—Washington and Lee—became intertwined. George Washington Parke Custis...Read More

  • 4. Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee

    Old Town | Historic Home

    This childhood home of the commander of the Confederate forces of Virginia is a fine example of a 19th-century Federal town house. The house...Read More

  • 5. Carlyle House

    Old Town | Historic Home

    Alexandria forefather and Scottish merchant John Carlyle built this grand house, which was completed in 1753 and modeled on a country manor...Read More

  • 6. Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden

    Old Town | Historic Home

    Built in 1785 at historic Lee Corner, the Lee-Fendall House was, over the course of the next 118 years, home to 37 members of the Lee family...Read More

  • 7. Lloyd House

    Old Town | Historic Home

    This fine example of Georgian architecture was built in 1797 and is owned by the City of Alexandria and used for offices for the Office of Historic...Read More

  • 8. Morven Park

    Historic Home

    Within the 1,200 acres that make up Morven Park are the Morven Park International Equestrian Institute (a private riding school), formal English...Read More

  • 9. Oatlands


    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...Read More

  • 10. Sully Historic Site

    Historic Home

    This Federal-period home has changed hands many times since it was built in 1794 by Richard Bland Lee, Northern Virginia's first representative...Read More

  • 11. Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House

    Historic Home

    This plantation home was once part of the Mount Vernon estate, and from here you can still see the trees of the bowling green that fronted Washington...Read More

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