Welcome to Leesburg — the county seat of Loudoun since 1757 and home to charming B&Bs and a world-renowned resort, vineyards and breweries, antique dealers and premium outlets. This town has something for everyone and is excited to share its story with the greater Washington, D.C. region on August 24th when Fox 5 DC broadcasts live from the streets of this time-treasured town!
The district is bookended by grand historic homes, and the downtown is filled with locally-owned shops and restaurants. While here, take a stroll to see the “Discover Charm” mural, and enjoy a beer flight from one of our local craft breweries! Explore The Marshall House — home of George C. Marshall, who is best known as the author of the Marshall Plan, which laid the groundwork for post-World War II European recovery. Leesburg has a complete collection of history, shopping, entertainment, wining, and dining!
Come out and join in the “Zip Trip” fun on Friday morning! If you live outside the area, here are just a few of the must-visit stops to enjoy in this beautiful destination during your Leesburg adventure. Start planning your visit today, and use #LoveLoudoun to share your experiences when you arrive!
Leesburg Beer Trail
Part of the LoCo Ale Trail, the Leesburg Beer Trail consists of half-a-dozen breweries all within the town’s limits. Two must-stops on the trail include Loudoun Brewing Company and Black Hoof Brewing. Loudoun Brewing Company is one of the smallest breweries in Loudoun, and because of that, brewers have the opportunity to brew often and experiment with flavor combinations — much like a chef does.
Located on King Street in the heart of historic Leesburg, Black Hoof Brewing is a small microbrewery that focuses on traditional brewing practices and German beers. The décor of the tap room will transport you the beer halls of Germany. Black Hoof Brewing even won a Gold Medal at the 2018 Virginia Craft Beer Cup for the German Hefeweizen!
Oatlands Historic House & Gardens
Be sure to visit Oatlands Historic House & Gardens, a National Trust Historic Site, located on Route 15 South in Leesburg. Once part of the extensive Carter family holdings, Oatlands tells the stories of a 19th-century working plantation, an early 20th-century country house, and the people who lived and worked there, including not only its wealthy owners but also the enslaved laborers and artisans. In addition to the Greek Revival mansion, Oatlands property includes magnificent formal terraced gardens, barns, the South’s oldest greenhouse, and other outbuildings. Oatlands is open 7 days a week for tours and hosts a variety of special events including afternoon teas and festivals.
Stone Tower Winery
Set atop Hogback Mountain on 306 acres, Stone Tower Winery is one of Loudoun’s largest wineries and transports visitors to a countryside oasis. The family-owned winery offers a beautiful 21-and-up Tower View Tasting room overlooking the vineyards as well as a family-friendly Harvest Barn tasting room. Enjoy everything from Chardonnay and Merlot to a sparkling rosé!
Lansdowne Resort & Spa
Slip into the Lansdowne life and leave distractions behind to enjoy all the things that really matter most. Lansdowne Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, is the ultimate sanctuary of sophistication and renewal, inspired by the good life of Virginia wine country. Enjoy everything from The Golf Club at Lansdowne to the resort’s new water activities, which range from kayaking on the Potomac to Mermaid Mornings with a resident swim coach.
Fanny’s Garden, named after Fanny Ludwell Lee (the young widow who managed a farm on the resort’s land in the 1800’s), is another new outdoor hot-spot at the resort. There, bartenders build cocktails combining freshly picked ingredients with premium spirits to create refreshing and enchanting cocktails. The Strawberry Basil Mojito, the Cilantro Margarita, and the Rosemary Lavender Whiskey Sour are three of Fanny’s guest’s favorites. Come and experience the excitement around these farm-to-table refreshments!