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Woodlawn Historic Site

  • Address:
    9000 Richmond Highway
    Alexandria, VA 22309
  • Phone:
    (703) 780-4000
  • Fax:
    (703) 780-8509
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Built between 1800 and 1805, this Georgian-style mansion was designed by Dr. William Thornton, architect of the first U.S. Capitol. Woodlawn was the home of Eleanor Custis and Lawrence Lewis, Martha Washington’s granddaughter and George Washington’s nephew. Washington provided the couple with 2,000 acres of his Mount Vernon estate on which to build the home, and selected its site, overlooking the Potomac. Many Washington and Lewis family heirlooms and furnishings are on display. Guided tours are offered, and many special events are held throughout the year. Open March-December, Friday through Monday: 12pm - 4pm