[Sitings] Woodlawn: A Gift from George Washington

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 by Mame McCully

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. Credit: cliff1066, Flickr.
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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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

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