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Please check our 2015 Calendar of Events & our Tea Schedule!

Join us for Oatlands' 50th Anniversary Spring Gala on April 25, 2015!

NEW:  Learn about Telling All of Our Stories: Oatlands' Historical Database of the Enslaved Community.

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Courtesy:  Ken DuPuis, Modern Filmworks, 2014

The Capital Campaign for Oatlands Hamlet: Completing the Historic Core of Oatlands Historic House & Gardens

In 2014, the Board of Directors of Oatlands Historic House & Gardens announced a capital campaign to raise much-needed funds to pay for the recent purchase of Oatlands Hamlet, 54 adjacent acres featuring several historic buildings.  As a result of the purchase, the Board of Directors has brought Oatlands Hamlet back into the main estate, completing the Historic Core of Oatlands Historic House & Gardens while preserving and protecting it from future land development in one of the fastest growing counties in the nation.

With the acquisition of Oatlands Hamlet, we will strengthen and expand our mission of historic preservation, land conservation, research, education and community outreach, including new programs and events to further Oatlands' special place in Loudoun County for future generations of visitors to explore, experience and appreciate.

To discuss Corporate, Foundation and Individual Ways of Giving to support the Capital Campaign for Oatlands Hamlet, please contact Matt Kraycinovich, Director of Development, at 703-777-3174 or via email: mkraycinovich@oatlands.org.

 

 

News and Upcoming Events!

Winter Talks
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2015 Summer Camps
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Valentine Cabaret
Garden Week Tours
April 19 - 20
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Winter Talks
Oatlands Strawberry Festival!
May 17 - June 5
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Burns Night Supper
Strawberry Champagne Teas
May 17 & 31
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Afternoon Tea
Archaeology Workshop
April 26  9am
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Tunes & Tours
Spring Tea 
April 26 1pm
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Kenneth Garrett, Award-winning Photographer, Documents Oatlands and other Historic US Sites along the Journey Through Hallowed Ground

Oatlands is featured in the Voice of America story that highlights the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area with a specific focus on  the photography by Kenneth Garrett that was featured in the National Geographic book published a few years ago and that is currently on exhibit at Washington Dulles International Airport. 

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All in the Family:
What Oatlands Means to the People Who Grew Up There

Posted on: January 13th, 2015 by
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Katherine Malone-France,
Vice President for Historic Sites

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Over the past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to visit with several of the families who gave their properties to the National Trust to become historic sites. These families, who owned our sites before they were open to the public and made the choice to donate them to the National Trust, have a unique perspective on these places and our work.

One such site is Oatlands, a National Historic Landmark in Leesburg, Virginia, that was donated to the National Trust in 1964 by the Eustis family, who had owned the property since the early 20th century. However, the connection between the Eustis family and the National Trust runs even deeper; Margaret Eustis, one of the final generation of the family to own the property, was the wife of David Finley, the founding chairman of the National Trust and an important figure in American cultural life in the 20th century.

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Oatlands

A stately mansion, beautiful rolling farmland, exquisite gardens, a repository of more than 200 years of American history and culture – all of these can be found at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens near Leesburg, Virginia.

Oatlands was established in the early 19th century by George Carter.  Through the labor of an enslaved work force, the farm became a thriving wheat plantation and base for numerous business enterprises until the time of the Civil War. During most of the 20th century Oatlands served as the country estate of Mr. and Mrs. William Corcoran Eustis, affluent Washingtonians with strong ties to the national arts community and  American political arena.

A National Trust Historic Site

Now a National Trust Historic Site, National Historic Landmark, and Network To Freedom site, Oatlands is flourishing with four full seasons of activities. Come visit this beautiful part of Virginia with its important historic landscape, hear the stories Oatlands has to tell, discover the history of the place and its personalities, and enjoy the many programs and events at Oatlands.

Oatlands is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.  The last tour of each day is at 4pm.  Please click on "Visit Oatlands" in the menu to the left for more information about visiting.

Events

Please click on "Events" in the menu to the left for more information on upcoming special tours and events. 

Host your wedding or other special event at Northern Virginia's most spectacular outdoor venue!  Click the"Weddings" or "Property Rentals" section in the menu to the left for more information.  Book your holiday parties now!

Memberships, event tickets, donations and merchandise are all available for online purchase.  Oatlands accepts Mastercard and Visa.

 

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Sunday
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