6560 Loisdale Ct.
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: (703) 922-9000
Fax: (703) 647-4060
6560 Loisdale Ct., Springfield, VA, US, 22150
- Phone: (703) 922-9000
- Fax: (703) 647-4060
Many amenities and recreational activities await you at this 493 acre park which includes a 77 acre lake for boating and fishing, hiking and nature trails, a miniature golf course, a carousel, snack bar, tourboat rides, picnic areas, pedal boat and canoe rentals, and a children's playground.
Operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority, this 27 acre park contains demonstration gardens, boardwalks, a horticultural center, a library, a greenhouse, meeting rooms, a 1760 Manor House, native plant trails, scenic woods, and ponds. Tours, programs, lectures and demonstrations are offered for adults and children.
The Huntley Meadows Nature Center in the Hybla Valley of Virginia, is a wetland park. Established since 1975, the park is home to a variety of wildlife, especially birds. Visitors can make use of observation decks to spot wildlife or walk along designated trails. Various creeks run through the vast expanse of the park and one can find beaver dams built across them at many places. The visitor center provides more information about the flora and fauna residing in the park.
A wedding present from George Washington to his adopted daughter, Eleanor Nelly Parke Custis, and her husband, Lawrence Lewis, Woodlawn was built between 1800 and 1805 on land originally part of the Mount Vernon estate. The house has a tremendous view of the Virginia countryside and of Mount Vernon in the distance. William Thornton, the first architect of the U.S. Capitol, designed the Georgian mansion, which is open for tours of the recreated period rooms and formal gardens. Combination tickets include the nearby Pope-Leighy House.
A craft brewery that produces an exciting line of quality, locally crafted ales for the DC and mid-Atlantic markets. The brewery's tasting room serves a sample of their new and seasonal beers and is open Wednesday through Sunday for growler refills. Tours are offered Friday through Sunday.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this modest home was built for the Pope family of Falls Church in 1942. Rescued from destruction by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it was moved to its present location on the grounds of Woodlawn Plantation. As with all of Wright's designs, the house and the furniture inside; also built by Wright is practical in function and form. The small, aesthetically pleasing house is a showpiece of the mastermind of modern architecture. Tours are available of the house alone, or of the house and Woodlawn Plantation.
Designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for an average-income family, this house was completed in 1942 and was moved to its present location on the grounds of Woodlawn Plantation from the original site in Falls Church in 1964. This "Usonian" house is a compact, modern house built for efficiency and it is owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Between Woodlawn Plantation and Mount Vernon lies yet another of the enterprising first president's projects. Built before the Revolution and in operation for 30 years, this grist mill was used to grind corn and wheat into flour. It was neglected for years, leaving little but its foundation in tact at the start of the 20th century. However, it was renovated in 1930 with parts from another mill of the same period. Today visitors may view the mill along with exhibits explaining its operation.
First owned by George Washington's great grandfather in 1674, this historic estate was composed of five farms by the time Washington became president. His home, built between 1735 and 1787, is considered to have the most magnificent view of any along the Potomac. Today, the estate stretches over 500 acres and includes the mansion, Washington's Tomb, a Slave Memorial, two museums, 12 outbuildings, magnificent gardens, and a Pioneer Farm site. Exciting tours, programs, and events are offered.
Fort Ward was a crucial part of the wide defensive system built around Washington during the Civil War. The fort stands in the swath of territory that Union troops captured from Virginia shortly after the state joined the Confederacy. Today, visitors can wander the gardens in the 40-acre park surrounding the fort, picnic and enjoy summer concerts in the amphitheater. Fort Ward itself has been almost fully restored. The museum contains much to interest children and Civil War buffs, from musical instruments to medical equipment.
Founded by West Ford, a former slave of George Washington's family, who acquired the property in 1833, this area was helped by Quakers and became a place for runaways and recently freed slaves to live. Exhibits at the museum celebrate the long continuity of this historic black community which, today, has more than 2,500 residents, with as many as 500 being descendants of the original families.
A gracious Georgian style manor house which is surrounded by 175 year old boxwood gardens and was once part of a 2,000 acre plantation owned by George Mason. The house was also once the home of George Mason's third son, Thomson Mason, who lived there until his death in 1820.