Fort Belvoir-Sorry You Can't Borrow a Cup of Sugar From These Neighbors

Just a few miles outside the gates of Fort Belvoir visitors and residents of Fairfax County can find some of Virginia’s finest historic homes and our nation’s treasures. For their time these homes were the envy of the neighborhood and the owners most certainly among the richest families in Fairfax County.

Mount Vernon Estate 

Sitting on the best piece of property that any colonist could have imagined is Mount Vernon the home of George Washington. It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to picture the prominent colonist in the 1770’s sitting on the back porch watching the large mast ships headed into the docks in Alexandria. With the distinguished white frame home, stone fences and outbuildings wandering through the grounds is a great way to get a feel for how life might have been like so long ago.




Woodlawn Estate-Cindy Jones
Just a short hop down the road you will enter the gates to Woodlawn Plantation. Looking at this stately brick home built between 1800-1805 you have to be amazed by the construction and architecture that created a home that has stood for 200 years. Built for George Washington’s grand-daughter Nelly Custis-Lewis on a 2,000 acre site, the property the home is a beautiful example of the Federal style popular with mansions at the time. Designed by the same architect, William Thornton, who created the US Capitol the home was furnished with many of the original pieces from Mount Vernon. Situated at the top of a hill known as Gray’s Hill the back porch of the home has a view of the Potomac River and was the first property owned by the National Historic Trust formed in 1951.



Both homes are great places to visit in the fall when crowds are low.   If you live close to Fort Belvoir stop by and check out the homes of your famous neighbors. Then you can stop by my house to borrow that cup of sugar.




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Comment balloon 8 commentsCindy Jones • October 29 2008 04:13PM


Local local spot Cindy.  There is a lot of history between Mr. Vernon and Ft. Belvoir. 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hey Cindy! Love the mask.  Happy Halloween to you too! 

Posted by Vickie McCartney, Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY (Maverick Realty) over 10 years ago

We visit Mt Vernon every year...it was one of my favorite historic homes as a child and I cannot get enough of it now that we live close by.  They certainly offer a wide variety of programs;  I wish everyone would have the opportunity to visit this historic site at least once in their lifetime.

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) over 10 years ago

I love historic homes and would love to visit Mt. Vernon....most of all I love your kitty pic :)

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 10 years ago

Lenn-it is amazing how many historic homes, churches and great park land surrounds Fort Belvoir. 

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 10 years ago

Susan-Mount Vernon at Christmas is beautiful and the grounds are always impeccible.  The line of buses and school buses that line the road all year round atest to it's popularity.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 10 years ago

Sally-If you find a reason to come to the DC area you know that there will be a gang of us to show you around the area!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 10 years ago

Vickie-thanks for stopping by.  I'll have to unmask at midnight tonight...drat.  I love Halloween.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 10 years ago

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