Built in 1805 and overlooking the Potomac River, Woodlawn was a gift from George Washington to his nephew, Major Lawrence Lewis and his wife, Eleanor "Nelly" Custis, a grandaughter of Martha Washington.
Woodlawn, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Alexandria, Virginia is just minutes from D.C. Also close to Mount Vernon, Woodlawn is a great stop for those visitors who'd like to learn more about George Washington’s family.
Bonus treat: Visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey house, which is situated on Woodlawn's 126-acre estate.
Learn more about the Federal/Georgian-style home in this slideshow:
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