Oak Hill Mansion Opens its Doors to Visitors

Oak Hill

Name: Oak Hill Mansion Tour
Description: Tour one of the oldest homes in Fairfax County during the free annual open house at Historic Oak Hill on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
Venue: Oak Hill Mansion
Address: 4414 Holborn Ave., Annandale, VA
Dates: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 12:00 AM - Saturday, October 21, 2017, 12:00 AM
Website: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/press/html/ir126-17.htm

Tour one of the oldest homes in Fairfax County during the free annual open house at Historic Oak Hill on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Oak Hill is an 18th-century Georgian-style mansion, and it is all that remains of the Ravensworth Tract that dates back to the 1670s and once totaled more than 22,000 acres. Today, the mansion is privately owned but Fairfax County has protected it through an historic easement requiring that the property be open to the public one day a year.

This year’s open house will be held from noon to 4 p.m. and celebrates the 275th Anniversary of Fairfax County. There will be a brief ceremony from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Before and after the ceremony, visitors are invited to walk through the first floor of the mansion and stop by the Exhibitors Tent, which will offer information from a host of local and historic organizations. The Annandale High School Culinary Arts Program will provide free refreshments.

Stroll the grounds at Oak Hill to see some of the oak trees that gave the property its name and the original drive to the house, which is lined with protected boxwoods. Some of the trees and boxwoods are more than 220 years old.

Historic Oak Hill is located at 4716 Wakefield Chapel Road in Annandale, VA. Parking will be available offsite at 4414 Holborn Ave. at the Nancy Sprague Technology Center. Free shuttle bus service will provide visitors with convenient transportation to the open house.

This event is sponsored by Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova, Braddock District Supervisor John Cook and the Fairfax County Park Authority.

 

 

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