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Old 01-20-2013, 09:16 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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Every Friday, the Wall Street Journal has an article on a selected mansion and of course, these are houses that aren't just 12,000 sq ft but very detailed, decorated show-type properties. Being in this area, does anyone know of any mansions (over 15,000 sq ft) that are designed for tours or tourists? I realize that one can take a tour of the house on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue but another one? There is crazy houses along the PW Parkway near Turkey Run park but they probably aren't available. Sure there are open homes on Sunday but really don't believe these type homes are shown using that type of advertising. Alexandria's Wright’s Pope-Leighey House , although available to tour, doesn't fit this bill.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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How far are you willing to drive? There's Monticello in C'ville, as well as James Madison's home, Montpelier, in Orange, VA.

Other than that, the only ones I know of are the various embassies--and some of those are amazing.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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How far are you willing to drive? There's Monticello in C'ville, as well as James Madison's home, Montpelier, in Orange, VA.

Other than that, the only ones I know of are the various embassies--and some of those are amazing.
How about Mount Vernon and Woodlawn?
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:49 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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Default how far?

wow to the speedy replies. thanks.

We're willing to drive a ways (making it a full day on a weekend). Charlottesville and Montpelier Station are all in-bounds. Thanks again.

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Old 01-20-2013, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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wow to the speedy replies. thanks.

We're willing to drive a ways (making it a full day on a weekend). Centreville and Montpelier are all in-bounds. Thanks again.
Monticello is in Charlottesville, not Centreville
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:56 AM
 
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Monticello is in Charlottesville, not Centreville
I've never seen the latter abbreviated as C'ville--though I guess that makes sense too. To me, C'ville = Charlottesville. Just like VT = Vermont.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: NOVA
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Fixed my answer so it now appears that I know my historic sites (corrected locations).
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Oatlands (Leesburg)

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor...ms_in_Virginia
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Hillwood Estate in DC has mansion and garden tours. Mansion is 26000 sf. Never been but plan to.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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Rippon Lodge in PWC is open to the public from May to Oct.

http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dep...pon-Lodge.aspx
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