The holiday season Oatlands is brimming with festive activity. Featured events include afternoon teas, holiday house tours, wreath making workshops, and shopping.

Each room of the 1804 Oatlands mansion has been decorated with textiles and silver from Oatlands’ extensive collection.  Wedding gowns from across the decades are showcased in the main, second floor bedroom. Oatlands collection features vintage wedding gowns from the 1880s though the present, including the gown Margaret Finley wore to her 1932 wedding at Oatlands. A number of wedding-related accessories from the Loudoun Museum will also be on display at Oatlands through the holiday season.

Self-guided holiday tours will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday , and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays through Dec. 30. The last tour of the day is at 4 p.m. Guides will be on hand to provide additional information about the property. Holiday admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors & active duty military and $10 for children 6 to 16. Admission is free for children under age 6.

The Drawing Room will be offered as a setting to for family Holiday photos in front of the Christmas tree from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 17.  Families should bring their  own cameras; a professional photographer will not be on site.  The cost $20 per family; $10 per individual.  Purchase your photo pass upon arrival at the Carriage House Visitor Center.

During the holiday season, Oatlands offers a special shopping experience at the Carriage House Gift Shop, a destination for many shoppers in the region. The gift shop will also carry the recently launched Oatlands wine, a Vidal Blanc and a Chambourcin, a gift that reflects the agricultural history of Oatlands.

Oatlands is a 400-acre self-supporting National Trust Historic Site and National Historic Landmark located on Rt. 15 south of Leesburg.  The site features formal terraced gardens, an 1804 mansion and 19th century brick dependencies, including the Oatlands greenhouse, the second oldest greenhouse in the nation. For more information, go to oatlands.org or call 703-777-3174.

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