Woodlawn is 7.5 mi. s. at 9000 Richmond Hwy. (US 1). The land, originally part of Mount Vernon, was a gift from George Washington to his nephew, Maj. Lawrence Lewis, and Lewis' wife, Eleanor “Nelly” Custis, a granddaughter of Martha Washington. Dr. William Thornton, who designed the 1805 mansion, was the first architect of the Capitol. The 19th-century period rooms are open for viewing.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$15; $8 (ages 62+ and active military with ID); $7.50 (students in grades K-12). Combination ticket with Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House $20; $18 (ages 62+ and active military with ID); $7.50 (students in grades K-12).
Hours: Fri.-Mon. noon-3, Mar.-Dec. Guided house tours are given on the hour noon-4. Last tour begins at closing.