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OATLANDS PLANTATION                          703-777-3174
20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, VA  20175

DIRECTIONS: 5 miles south of Leesburg on Rte 15 South.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Oatlands Plantation is a Greek Revival home built in 1803 by land baron George Carter, an Englishman. This 260-acre plantation, which opened to the public in 1966, is one of 18 national properties on the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Greek Revival ornaments adorn the interior, distinguished by lofty ceilings with molded plaster designs, carved woodwork, an octagonal drawing room and flanking staircases -- instead of the customary central stairway. The grounds also include formal gardens which are among the finest examples of early Virginia landscape design.

PARKING:  4 wheelchair accessible parking spaces. Visitors with limited mobility are encouraged to be dropped off as close to their tour site as possible, before parking in the main lot.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Gravel.  No steep grades. Smaller grade gravel/pebble pathways lead to the mansion and garden, which contains stairs and terraces.

ENTRANCE: The mansion is NOT wheelchair accessible as all entrances involve stairs.  At main house.  9 exterior steps, each 7 in. in height.  Handrails on left and rt.  Entry doors easily open in with knob handle.  Interior steps in lobby, east and west ends, to second floor.  Each step 7 in. high.  Handrails.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Carriage house and shop.  Doors are 35 in. wide, open in.  Turns to enter.  Accessible stalls have 34 in. wide doors opening out, and handrails.  11 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height 32 in. 

For guests with hearing disabilities, each doorframe within the historic mansion features brief descriptions of the rooms OR written tours are available. Please let an associate in the gift shop know, and your guide will be prepared with copies.

For guests with visual disabilities, there are signs with contrasting background, printed on a non-glossy surface.     

GIFT SHOP:  Aisles 32 in. wide.  Counters 29-39 in. high.  Clerks assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays. Located in the wheelchair-accessible 1903 Carriage House. The shop offers a variety of souvenirs, unique gifts, books, jewelry, children's items, and home accessories including garden ornaments and tools.  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:   V and MC accepted.  Admission fee.  Hours:  10-5 Mon-Sat, 1-5 Sun. Open to the public from April 1 through December 30. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


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