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Education and Programming


 “Oatlands is such a unique and beautiful place.  Nestled in scenic Loudoun County on over 400 acres, visitors experience a remarkable glimpse into the past.  Oatlands is home to several school and scout programs, family friendly events, specialty tours focusing on the enslaved, gardens and architecture, and beautiful wide open spaces.  It is hard to believe a place like Oatlands still exists in the middle of one of the fastest growing counties in the country. I encourage everyone to take a look at what Oatlands has to offer – there is something here specifically for you.”

Janis Golden
Oatlands Education Team

Education Programs

Mansion museum, carriage house, historic c.1810 greenhouse, 4 acres of formal gardens and wide open spaces - so much to see and do at Oatlands!

Oatlands offers a variety of educational programs for adults, school groups, scouts, homeschoolers, summer campers and others.  Each program has been carefully designed to be both fun and educational.  Come step into the past! Learn about life long ago! Discover and explore over 200 years of history! Oatlands Education Programs offer unique, hands-on, and engaging ways to learn, earn badges and achievements, and have a ton of fun. Call 703-777-3174 or email education@oatlands.org to find out more.

School Programs:

On-Site Programs:

Come step into the past! Bring your students to Oatlands to learn about life long ago. Oatlands educational school programs are tailored to specific grade levels and offer students unique, hands-on, and engaging ways to learn.  Each program has been designed to meet several of the Virginia Standards of Learning.  Conveniently located in the heart of Loudoun County, a field trip to Oatlands can be a stress free way for teachers and students to connect to local history.

Off-Site Outreach Programs:

Can’t come to Oatlands?  We can bring Oatlands to you!  Oatlands will bring the past to your classroom or community center in their bags filled with objects to handle, games to play and stories to share.  Oatlands Outreach Programs can accommodate an entire grade level or large group by presenting the program multiple times at your site.

Summer Camp Programs:

Fun of Historic Proportions!  Oatlands summer camps are unique, fun-filled and educational experiences.  Campers bond and spend a week exploring Oatlands learning about the past and exploring a special camp theme.  Camps are limited in size, run by professionals, safe, and always fun.  Activities are designed to be engaging, interesting and educational.  Camp days are also filled with lots of laughter, hands on projects, and play.

Summer Camp Field Trip Programs:

Oatlands invites other summer camps and child care programs to visit us!  Summer camp and child care groups have a variety of field trip programs to choose from.  Each field trip program has been specially designed for multi-aged groups and all include a craft.  Groups can picnic at Oatlands too.  Field trip programs are available June through August and also during winter and spring school breaks.  Bring your summer campers and child care groups to us here at Oatlands for a fun-filled and educational field trip experience.

Homeschool History Days:

Oatlands is excited to open our doors, gardens and grounds for a day designed especially for homeschooling familiesOatlands Homeschool History Days offers a unique experience for all ages and the whole family.  Homeschool families enjoy a variety of activities throughout the day including special tours, hands-on object exploration and a scavenger hunt. Come join us for one of our fun-filled and educational Homeschool History Days!