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Oatlands Plantation News

Oatlands: A step back into 19th and 20th Century American history Special

Leesburg - Northern Virginia is closely tied to early American history. Across the region many original structures still remain, and are open to the public.

Op-Ed: Springtime blooms at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Va. Special

Leesburg - Over 200 years ago, a man named George Carter inherited a large parcel of land in Northern Virginia, over 3,400 acres. On this land he built a plantation, complete with a mansion, with the primary crop being wheat.
 

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View of Oatlands from the rear of the house
View of Oatlands from the rear of the house
View of Oatlands seen when approaching the main house from the side
View of Oatlands seen when approaching the main house from the side
A couple sits and enjoys the beautiful May weather at Oatlands
A couple sits and enjoys the beautiful May weather at Oatlands
Interior of greenhouse located on Oatlands property
Interior of greenhouse located on Oatlands property
The Oatlands  gardens begin to bloom with color once the weather begins to warm.
The Oatlands' gardens begin to bloom with color once the weather begins to warm.
Former Smoke House at Oatlands.
Former Smoke House at Oatlands.
Visitors are introduced to Oatlands  history by tour guide prior to touring the house
Visitors are introduced to Oatlands' history by tour guide prior to touring the house
Visitors waiting for house tour of Oatlands
Visitors waiting for house tour of Oatlands
Main house at Oatlands in Leesburg  Va.
Main house at Oatlands in Leesburg, Va.
One of the tiers in the gardens at Oatlands
One of the tiers in the gardens at Oatlands
Former Carriage House of Oatlands  plantation. Today it is a gift shop and teas are held in the cent...
Former Carriage House of Oatlands' plantation. Today it is a gift shop and teas are held in the center portion of the building.
A section of the vast gardens located at Oatlands Plantation
A section of the vast gardens located at Oatlands Plantation
Exterior of greenhouse
Exterior of greenhouse
Chauffeur s House at Oatlands
Chauffeur's House at Oatlands
Bachelor s cottage on Oatland s property  circa 1820. This building is not open to the public.
Bachelor's cottage on Oatland's property, circa 1820. This building is not open to the public.
A view of the distance from Oatlands
A view of the distance from Oatlands
Visitors admire the beauty of the gardens
Visitors admire the beauty of the gardens
Oatlands Gardens
Oatlands Gardens
Reflecting pool built by Edith Eustis in the 1930s
Reflecting pool built by Edith Eustis in the 1930s