Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Northern tip of Virginia, Leesburg was mapped and recognized by the Council of the Colony in 1758. Two of the town’s most charming streets, historic Edwards Ferry Road and Cornwall Street, are within walking distance of town shops and restaurants. Most of the featured tour properties are located there. The neighborhoods offer a variety of architectural styles and well established gardens. Within easy driving distance are Oatlands Plantation (a restoration project of the Garden Club of Virginia), Little Oatlands, a Smithsonian Institution Archive Historic American Garden and Rokeby, where the Declaration of Independence was kept during the burning of Washington in 1814. This two-day Towne and Country tour features 11 properties and coincides with the Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival, which takes place on April 18 and 19.