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HISTORIC LONG BRANCH                         540-837-1856
P. O. Box 241, 830 Long Branch Lane (Rte 624 & 626)
Millwood, VA  22646                           

DIRECTIONS: From Washington, DC  and Northern Virginia, go West on I-66 to exit 23.  Proceed on Rte 17 North.  Turn left on Rte 50.  Turn Left on Rte 624 (Red Gate Road).  Proceed 1/2 mile.  From I-81, take exit 313, proceedapproximately 13 miles on Rte 50.  Turn rt on Rte 624 (Red Gate Road) and proceed 1/2 mile.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  An elegantly restored 1811 Greek Revival mansion situated on 400 acres at the foot of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains in Clarke County. The house is exquisitely furnished with an opulent collection of period pieces.

The grounds surrounding Long Branch Plantation boast the Sheila Macqueen Gardens. Dedicated to the respected British flower arrangers, Sheila Macqueen, the gardens feature herbs, hellebores, hostas, Constance Spry Roses, and numerous plant species native to Mrs. Macqueen’s English Gardens. It is the only garden in the United States named in Sheila Macqueen’s honor due to the hard work and passion of the late Martha Cook of Clarke County, Virginia. Through their shared love and passion for flower arranging, Sheila Macqueen and Martha Cook became friends in the 1970’s.

The grounds are open year round, 7 days a week for self-guided garden tours, picnics & walking. The estate, a working horse farm, also features special events; Shenandoah Valley Hot Air Balloon, Wine & Music Festival, Christmas Tours, Lecture Series & more.

PARKING:  Open parking.

TYPES OF PATHS TO OR AROUND ATTRACTION:  Gravel, asphalt and brick walkways.  Paths accessible to persons with mobility disabilities.  Length of paths 100 ft.

ENTRANCE:  Located in North Portico.  6 exterior steps, each 6 in. high.  Handrails on left/rt.  Ramps provided.  Automatic doors.    Handrails on left/rt to second floor.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Located in hunt room and basement.  Doors 28 in. wide, open in.  Turns to enter.  Stalls have 16 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height 32 in.  Unisex or companion assisted rest rooms available.

Special guide book for guests with disabilities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Open to the public Apr-Oct, Sat-Sun noon-4PM.  Private Tours available weekdays/other times by reservation @ $10/person. Groups of 10 or more are welcome year round with advance notice.  Admission fee.  Special events are held on the grounds of Long Branch throughout the year.  Please call for details.


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