The Beauty of Leesburg, VA! Things to Do Loudoun County

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Want to know more about your neighborhood and the best things it has to offer? Here's a brand new series that will answer just that! Today, we'll talk about Leesburg, VA, and the places and landmarks it has to offer. Make sure to check the video above, leave a like and subscribe if you want more of this!

1. Historic Downtown

Downtown Leesburg is known for having one of Virginia's finest maintained and most attractive downtowns, with historic landmarks and museums, a dynamic culinary scene, a huge selection of breweries, award-winning wineries, shops, antiques, and a spectrum of startup to enterprise scale businesses.

2. Oatlands Historic House & Gardens

The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Oatlands site is a valuable resource for our neighborhood, state, and country. Oatlands' history begins with pre-revolutionary figure Robert Carter III, a Loudoun County landowner, and continues through the Carter and Eustis families' possession over the years. The Eustis family donated Oatlands to the public in 1965, and it has been available to the public since 1966.  From then on forward, numerous guests enjoy historical, educational, and recreational activities, thanks to the site.

3. Morven Park

Morven Park is known as the home of Westmoreland "Morley" Davis, the Governor of Virginia from 1918 to 1922. Acquiring the property in 1903, he made his home the mansion and farm we all know today. In 1955, thirteen years after his death, his widow, Marguerite Inman, established the Westmoreland Davis foundation and opened the Morven Park to the public as a museum, cultural center, and equestrian institute.

4. Marshall House

The George C. Marshall International Center, otherwise known as the Marshall House, honors Nobel Peace Prize Laureate George C. Marshall, who served as Army Chief of Staff, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and President of the American Red Cross. He  also authored the book "The Marshall Plan" which helped post-World War II Europe back to its feet.

5. Tally Ho Theater

Once a movie theater during the Great Depression, the Tally Ho Theater has been refurbished as an Art Deco treasure, featuring live music and theatres.

6. Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery

The Ball's Bluff National Cemetery contains the bodies of 54 Union soldiers who died in the nearby Battle of Ball's Bluff in 1861. The defeat of this coalition in the early days of the war brought about major political changes in Washington, D.C. This is one of the first major investigative studies launched by the Congress.  Today, the Cemetery is one of the smallest National Cemeteries in Civil War era.

7. Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve acts as a natural oasis in the ever-expanding ocean of development. This 725 acre reservation is a reminder of what the Piedmont region of northern Virginia  once looked like. Many well-maintained trails take visitors to various protected habitats and provide ample opportunities to observe wildlife.

8. A Little Bit Shaky

Did you know that the Loudoun County has more in common with California than just wineries -- earthquakes! In August alone, the US Geological Survey recorded a small but noticeable 1.3-magnitude earthquake whose epicenter was within five miles of Leesburg. Stay safe!

Did you enjoy this list? What other cities within the Northern Virginia should we talk about next? Let us know in the comments below!

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Residential real estate agent serving Northern Virginia in Fairfax & Loudoun county over a decade and almost $100+M in sales volume experience. 


 

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