Exterior of Oatlands

photo by: Ron Blunt

Historic Sites


A Distinctive Destination
  • Constructed: c. 1808
  • Address: 20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln
    Leesburg, Virginia 20175
  • Hours
    10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
  • Phone 703-777-3174

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Situated on the ancestral and unceded lands of the Manahoac, Piscataway and others, Oatlands is in Leesburg, Virginia. Constructed in 1810 as a plantation and site of enslavement, Oatlands initially encompassed its Federal-style mansion, outbuildings, dependencies and 3,408 acres of arable land, woods and waterways.

The plantation produced wheat and operated sizable grist and sawmills. Over 154 years of private ownership, the property was reduced in size and its mansion repurposed as a boarding house, a summer home and girls school.

Today, Oatlands consists of natural spaces, cultivated acreage, gardens and 28 buildings spanning the 19th and 20th centuries. Oatlands’ mission is centered in its Lands—its larger landscape open for the benefit of all, encouraging awareness of our shared world. It is grounded in History—valuing and lifting the voices of all who have shaped and been shaped by this historic site. And it is dedicated to Scholarship, for it is only in the active pursuit of knowledge that we can sustainably preserve and advance the significance and relevance of this important historic site.

Gardens at Oatlands viewed from the gate

photo by: Matt Kraycinovich

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