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Oatlands Plantation, Leesburg, Virginia, was built in 1803 and is dedicated to sharing its unique history as a 19th century working plantation and as a gracious, turn-of-the-century home. George Carter and his family built Oatlands into a 3,000-acre working plantation, but after the Civil War it became a refuge for homeless family, friends and slaves. In 1897, debt forced the Carters to sell. In 1965, descendents of the new owners, William Corcoran Eustis and his wife Edith, presented the estate to National Trust for Historic Preservation. Oatlands was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1972.
Oatlands Plantation is composed of the main mansion and 415 acres of farmland and gardens. The house is judged one of the finest Federal period country estate houses in the nation.
On the property, in addition to the Mansion, are a number of outbuildings, including the Carriage House, Bachelor’s Cottage, several barns and farm buildings, and a greenhouse, built in 1810, said to be the oldest standing greenhouse in the South.