Plantations and Historic Mansions

Dumbarton Oaks
1703 32nd Street, NW (one block east of Wisconsin Avenue between R and S Streets in Georgetown). Telephone: (202) 339-6401.

Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
Home of George Washington. Telephone: (703) 780-2000. Metro stop: Take Metro's Yellow Line Train to Huntington Station in Virginia. Exit to the lower level (Huntington Avenue) of the station to catch a Fairfax Connector bus to Mount Vernon.

Stratford Hall Plantation
Birthplace of Robert E. Lee and home of the Lees of Virginia. 483 Great House Road, Stratford, Virginia 22558. Fron I-95 or U.S. 301, take Virginia Route 3 East. Follow Route 3, then take a left onto Route 214 at Lerty, Virginia. Follow Route 214 for 2 miles. Stratford's gate is on the left. Phone: (804) 493-8038.

Sully Plantation
Sully includes original outbuildings, representative slave quarter and gardens. Guided tours highlight the early 19th century life of the Richard Bland Lee family, tenant farmers, and enslaved African Americans. 3650 Historic Sully Road, Chantilly, Virginia 20151. Phone: (703) 817-9407.

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The Octagon House
1799 New York Ave., NW (18th and New York). Architectural exhibits. Served as James Madison's White House following the destruction of the real White House by the British in 1814. Telephone: (202) 638-3105. Metro stop: Farragut West or Farragut North