Things To Do

Historic Sites

We welcome history buffs to explore Virginia’s rich heritage during your stay at Lansdowne Resort and Spa. Trace the footsteps of Civil War soldiers or stroll tree-lined streets where Southern charm is still very much in style.

ALDIE MILL HISTORIC PARK

The restored Aldie Mill, an imposing four-story brick structure with tandem metal waterwheels, offers a glimpse of rural Southern life when the Mill was a vital center of the community. Gristmills once dotted the landscape of Virginia and rural America, but most of them have now vanished or stand abandoned as silent witnesses of the past.

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BALLS BLUFF BATTLEFIELD REGIONAL PARK

Surrounding the Ball's Bluff National Cemetery, this regional park preserves the site of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, the earliest Civil War engagement to take place in Loudoun County. 

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LEESBURG HISTORIC DISTRICT

Take in the amazing collection of well-preserved historic buildings as you stroll down the sidewalks of Leesburg's downtown. Come for First Fridays in downtown Leesburg.

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GEORGE C. MARSHALL'S DODONA MANOR

Visit the historic home of General George C. Marshall, one of America's greatest statesmen, famous as the organizer of the Allied Victory in World War Two and architect of the European Recover Program (the Marshall Plan) for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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MORVEN PARK

Enjoy a visit to the historic Morven Park Mansion where you will experience a glimpse into American history. This 1,000-acre property includes his Greek Revival style mansion, boxwood gardens, replica Confederate log huts, and Equestrian & Event Center. 

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OATLANDS HISTORIC HOUSE AND GARDENS

Oatlands, a National Trust site, encompasses 360 acres in scenic easements and features a Greek Revival mansion, circa 1804, rare 19th century brick dependencies including America's oldest restored propagation greenhouse, circa 1810, and a magnificent four acre English terraced garden. 

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