Historic Leesburg Private Walking Tour

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  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 80 min

Private guided walking tour of Leesburg’s fascinating historic district. A fun and enlightening outdoor tour of historic places of interest. It is truly a journey of discovery to see the gems that the old town Leesburg offers! Learn about the history, architecture, and lore of this historic seat in Loudoun County. Included are houses that illustrate the rustic, frontier-like architecture characteristic of Leesburg in the 1760s, the site where Robert E. Lee planned the daring invasion of Maryland during the Civil War, and the historic tavern where the the Mayor welcomed Gen. Marquis de Lafayette when he toured Leesburg in 1825.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Historic Leesburg Walking Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tally Ho Theater

A completely renovated theater depicting art deco architecture.

Duration: 5 minutes

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This beautiful church is one of only two examples of Romanesque Revival architecture in Leesburg.

Duration: 5 minutes

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Philip Nolan House – Lore has it that the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were stored here in the War of 1812.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Leesburg

Glenfiddich House/Harrison Hall – Robert E. Lee and other Confederate generals met here to plan the Battle of Antietam during the Civil War.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Loudoun Museum

The museum grounds has a rare, diamond-notched log house that was characteristic of the rustic, frontier-like architecture of eary Leesburg.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Leesburg

Joseph Norris House is an unusual example of Queen Anne and Georgian Revival stylistic elements.

Duration: 5 minutes

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Old Stone House -- Also known as the William Baker house, it is the oldest house in Leesburg; an example of 18th century Pennsylvania Dutch architecture. Lore has it that George Washington used the house as a temporary headquarters as a militia Colonel late in the French and Indian War. 5) Old log house on the grounds of the Loudoun History Museum – an example of the rustic, frontier-like architecture characteristic of early Leesburg.

Duration: 5 minutes

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Mount Zion United Methodist Church has the longest continuing African American congregation in Virginia. Architecturally, the church is built in the Gothic Revival style..

Duration: 5 minutes

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John Janney House – Formerly owned by John Janney, who played a key role in the Virginia secessionist movement.

Duration: 5 minutes

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Formerly People's National Bank, this building was reconstructed in 1905 and displays Romanesque Revival architecture.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Leesburg

Loudoun County Courthouse is recognized as a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site.

Duration: 5 minutes
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