Reduced prices are available for group tours (20 people or more) for the Historic Mansion, Gardens, and Enslaved Community Tours. Tours can be customized for your group. Please call for reservations. Lunches or tea service available by prior arrangement.
Explore the beautifully terraced formal gardens with an interpretive guide. The garden contains stone steps, please dress appropriately for walking. More information coming soon…
The Oatlands we know today would not have been possible without the enslaved people who lived and worked here. By 1860 the Carters were the largest slave owners in Loudoun County with 133 enslaved men, women and children. Learn about their lives while walking with an Interpretive Guide. This is an outdoor tour, please plan and dress appropriately for walking and the weather.
Historic Mansion Tour
Interpretive guides lead tours of the first floor of the Oatlands mansion and discuss the lives of the families who owned Oatlands, the history of the house, and choice pieces of the large collection of furniture, portraits, and decorative objects in the mansion. Visitors are encouraged to take a self-guided tour of the second floor where interpretive materials give information on the use of the rooms and the objects inside. The mansion, built in 1804, is not air-conditioned. Be sure to plan time to enjoy the gardens and grounds before or after your tour.
Please note: In an effort to preserve and protect historic collection items, flash photography inside the Mansion is strictly prohibited