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Virginia Historic Site
The home of Nelly Custis Lewis, George Washington's foster daughter, overlooks the Potomac and Washington's home at Mount Vernon. George Washington gave the land to Nelly Custis Lewis as a wedding gift; on the land, they built the mansion in 1805. Woodlawn is known for its collection of 19th Century needlework and heritage rose garden. The property is owned by the National Trust For Historic Preservation and includes the 1942 Pope-Leighey House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and moved to the site. Woodlawn Plantation is open daily. The Frank Lloyd Wright House, designed for a young newspaper reporter, is open weekends, March through December. Both houses charge an admission fee. Woodlawn Plantation is part of the "Find Your Chesapeake" project of the National Park Service and the Chesapeake Conservancy. Click here for details.