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Inside: GET OUT LOUDOUN Get Out Loudoun is a 10,000 circulation monthly distributed to entertainment, tourism and hospitality venues throughout Loudoun County. For the latest news on the music scene and other community events, go to getoutloudoun.com. CONTRIBUTORS Jan Mercker Norman K. Styer Patrick Szabo ON THE COVER Photo by Patrick Szabo Chef Erik Foxx poses in front of Chefscape’s mural of culinary wings. TO ADVERTISE

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Chef Erik Foxx is setting a new path with a new seafood popup eatery at Leesburg’s Chefscape kitchen.

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Round Hill celebrates its Appalachian Trail connections with a special exhibit showing the wild nature of the Blue Ridge.

After meeting as teen fans of Guitar Hero, three Loudoun musicians are working to take their hard-rocking band to Nashville.

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Enjoy Your Spring Break Close to Home BY VISIT LOUDOUN

March is here and Spring Break is just around the corner. Instead of hitting the road this year, take the week to explore your own back yard and experience fun, family adventures right here in Loudoun. Any budding Tiger Woods in the family? Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park in Sterling has a driving range, an 18-hole mini golf course, a pro shop and pro golf lessons for parents and children. Smaller kids can search for gems in the Rocky Cove Mining Company mining sluice if golf’s not for them, and the baseball batting cages should open in April.

An aerial view of the 48-area Pev’s Paintball Park.

There’s no bonding experiences quite like the adrenaline rush of paintball. Pev’s Paintball Park off Route 15 near Aldie is set over 48 acres with 14 different themed fields in which to “capture the flag.” They include a battle-scarred town built for urban warfare, a fortress with prison style guard towers and a frontier-like “borderland” with hilly terrain, brush and logs. There’s Pee Wee Paintball for kids as young as five and traditional paintball for adults, so it’s a game the whole family can play. If you’re more inclined to enjoy the arts, Loudoun has that covered, too. Stagecoach Theatre Company in Sterling presents “The Hamilton Murders” over six nights in March, a play exploring conspiracies and alternative histories surrounding the death by duel of the celebrated Founding Father. In Purcellville, Franklin Park Arts Center stages its “Music for Dessert” concert series on Tuesdays and Saturdays, featuring an array of performers. For families with younger kids, the arts center will also host a series of puppet shows throughout the month. Over in Leesburg meanwhile, put 4

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some rhythm and pep in your family’s step by registering for Dance King Studios weekly Monday night “Learn to Dance … Beginner’s Night,” where skilled pros teach Salsa and Dominican Bachata Swing. It’ll give your young ones some moves to show off when they return to class. At some point you will want to drink some wine and let the young ones run loose. On March 12, 13 and 14, in honor of Pi Day (3/14…) 868 Estate Vineyards hosts Cutie Pies & Wine Tasting: pairings of four 868 vintages with four mini pies from a local baker. Bring a picnic and let the kids enjoy some fresh air while you sip Chardonel and snack Pecan Pie around a firepit. For a more strenuous outdoor experience, put your hiking boots on and visit the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, a nonprofit that manages 900 acres of trails, forest and woodland in the Blue Ridge. Play groups for small kids to learn about the great outdoors are also available here. Back in Leesburg, walk the grounds and landscaped gardens of historic Morven Park. The flowers are about to pop and while the main Davis Mansion remains closed, the Winmill Carriage Museum re-opens March 6. Now that’s what we call a spring break. For more information, visit visitloudoun.org/getout

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Chef Erik Foxx sears a small filet, scallops and lobster claw at The Polished Foxx at ChefScape in the Village at Leesburg.

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Foxx Thrives with Pandemic Pivot BY JAN MERCKER

For Loudoun chef Erik Foxx, it’s all about relationships—with customers and with the local suppliers he’s built close contacts with over the past decade. The longtime chef at Magnolias at The Mill in Purcellville is taking those relationships to a new model as the COVID pandemic rocks the restaurant industry nationwide. His new venture, The Polished Foxx, opened last summer and has ramped up in recent months with holiday offerings and partnerships with area wineries and breweries. “I saw the restaurant industry changing before my eyes,” Foxx said. “I wanted to make sure that after 30 years of doing nothing but hospitality that I continue to teach, to make my mark.” Foxx launched his new business last summer, with a focus on catering on both a large and small scale, including in-home dinners for private clients and holiday and family meals to go. The operation is based out of Leesburg’s 6

ChefScape food hall and shared kitchen space. Foxx made the decision to shift gears after several challenging months of working to keep Magnolias afloat during the early days of the COVID lockdown. “It was very awakening, it was very challenging. ... We decided as a kitchen team that we were going to do the work, keep food going, wash the dishes, do everything to keep the place in good standing,” he said. But after months of intense pressure, Foxx had a lightbulb moment after an especially challenging shift. “I looked at the sky and said if I’m going to do all this, I’m going to do it for my family. I’m going to have more control over it. ... I wanted to be mobile and do my thing and really market the county as a place where you can get the best of the best.” Foxx created his company early in the summer and left Magnolias at the end of August. The Polished Foxx offers traditional large-scale catering, but also moves into the COVIDinspired niche of private dinners—for two

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or 20—and embraces the carry-out family meal trend that has surged in the last year. Working with the LoudounGo local shopping marketplace, Foxx has also emerged as a leader at the ChefScape food incubator, as tenants seek to breathe new life into the space. Last month, Foxx launched a new pop-up the Foxx on the Rocks Raw Bar & Fishmonger, serving seafood dishes, including oysters on the half shell, blackened gulf shrimp, scallops and mussels. Foxx grew up in southern Maryland before moving to Northern Virginia as a teen and scoring his first restaurant job at the Fuddruckers in Herndon, which his father opened. At the time, Fuddruckers was a new concept in the fast casual movement, a burger joint known for grinding its own beef and baking fresh buns. The from-scratch approach immediately appealed to Foxx. He then moved onto a kitchen manager job at the Herndon Outback Steakhouse, the chain’s first location in Virginia, before snagging a gig with the Hyatt Regency hotel chain, another significant step in his culinary training. “I was able to bounce around from hotel to hotel and learn classic techniques,” he said. Foxx went on to earn an associate’s degree for the business side of his career but emphasizes that his culinary training is 100% self-taught on the job. “Within the kitchen, everything was trial and error and being able to learn from some great folks,” he said.  As Foxx moved west into Loudoun, he got his first head chef job at the old mansion house at Leesburg’s Carradoc Hall, then moved on to run the kitchen at Andy Ghuzlan’s now-closed Bacchus Cafe in Leesburg.  “That was my first laboratory ... and it was off to the races,” Foxx said. Foxx caught the attention of DC-area celebrity chef Robert Wiedmaier, owner of DC’s Brasserie Beck and numerous other DMV hotspots, opening several restaurants for Wiedmaier’s group. But when the management of Tuskies Restaurant Group called after longtime executive chef Mark Marrocco left Magnolias to start Leesburg Public House, it was an offer Foxx couldn’t turn down. He had moved to Winchester with his wife and four children and MARCH 2021

couldn’t pass up a juicy opportunity to ditch the commute and focus on all things local. “When I realized I could change my work environment from concrete to the Shenandoah Valley and spend three hours less in the car— which meant three hours more with the family— it was kind of a no brainer,” Foxx said.  Foxx worked to expand on Magnolias’ reputation for bringing upscale but approachable cuisine to western Loudoun and build relationships with local farmers. “I really got an idea of what western Loudoun means to people from a food standpoint. I was able to kind of push the envelope a little and bring everybody along. At Magnolia’s you have to have a menu that supports the son that’s visiting from DC but also the grandma who’s lived here her whole life,” Foxx said. “It really taught me how to do more. It taught me how to take on more.” Foxx also developed his passion for sourcing local, connecting with local farmers and incorporating their products into his cuisine, balancing the appeal of farm to table with the higher cost of locally sourced ingredients.  “Being at Magnolias allowed me to learn how to buy more expensive products and still remain profitable,” he said. “I just became an extension of the farmers.” And local sourcing remains a priority at The Polished Foxx. “Sourcing locally is a trend. It’s always been for me. I really wanted to make sure that I could still embody being a stream for local producers through me to the customers,” he said. “Our support comes from the community, which means our support needs to go to the community—whether it’s the company that makes my T-shirts or farmer David who grows my microgreens. All that money should go back into the community that we’re in.” “Being smart about planning out your purchases is where that starts. If you purchase with a plan, you end up with a much more efficient and fresh dinner, lunch, breakfast whatever it is,” he said. “Make sure you’re feeding your family ingredients you feel good about.” For more information about The Polished Foxx and upcoming Foxx on the Rocks pop-ups, go to facebook. com/thepolishedfoxx or thepolishedfoxx.com.

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WINERIES 1 50 West Vineyards 39060 John Mosby Highway, Middleburg 50westvineyards.com 2 8 Chains North Winery 38593 Daymont Ln., Waterford, VA 8chainsnorth.com 3 868 Estate Vineyards 14001 Harpers Ferry Rd., Purcellville 868estatevineyards.com 4 The Barns at Hamilton Station 16804 Hamilton Station Rd., Hamilton thebarnsathamiltonstation.com 5 Bleu Frog Vineyards 16413 James Monroe Hwy, Leesburg bleufrogvineyards.com 6 Bluemont Vineyard 18755 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont bluemontvineyard.com 7 Bogati Winery 35246 Harry Byrd Hwy., Round Hill bogatiwinery.com 8 Boxwood Estate Winery 2042 Burrland Rd., Middleburg boxwoodwinery.com

9 Breaux Vineyards 36888 Breaux Vineyards Ln., Hillsboro breauxvineyards.com 10 Bozzo Family Vineyards 35226 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro bozwines.com 11 Cana Vineyards of Middleburg 38600 John Mosby Hwy., Middleburg canavineyards.com 12 Casanel Vineyards 17952 Canby Rd., Leesburg casanelvineyards.com 13 Chrysalis Vineyards 39025 John Mosby Hwy., Aldie chrysaliswine.com 14 Corcoran Vineyards & Cider 14635 Corkys Farm Ln., Waterford corcoranvineyards.com 15 Creek’s Edge Winery 41255 Annas Ln., Lovettsville creeksedgewinery.com 16 Crushed Cellars 37938 Charles Town Pike, Purcellville crushedcellars.com

17 Doukenie Winery 14727 Mountain Rd., Hillsboro doukeniewinery.com 18 Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery 18195 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg drymillwine.com 19 Fabbioli Cellars 15669 Limestone School Rd., Leesburg fabbioliwines.com 20 Fleetwood Farm Winery 23075 Evergreen Mills Rd., Leesburg fleetwoodfarmwinery.com 21 Forever Farm & Vineyards 15779 Woodgrove Road, Purcellville foreverfarmandvineyard.com 22 Greenhill Winery & Vineyards 23595 Winery Ln., Middleburg greenhillvineyards.com 23 Hidden Brook Winery 43301 Spinks Ferry Rd., Leesburg hiddenbrookwinery.com 24 Hiddencroft Vineyards 12202 Axline Rd., Lovettsville hiddencroftvineyards.com


25 Hunters Run Wine Barn 40325 Charles Town Pike, Hamilton huntersrunwinebarn.com 26 Lost Creek Winery 43285 Spinks Ferry Rd., Leesburg lostcreekwinery.com 27 Maggie Malick Wine Caves 12138 Harpers Ferry Rd., Hillsboro maggiemalickwinecaves.com 28 Otium Cellars 18050 Tranquility Rd., Purcellville otiumcellars.com 29 Stone Tower Winery 19925 Hogback Mountain Rd., L’burg stonetowerwinery.com 30 Stonehouse Meadery 36580 Shoemaker School Rd., Purcellville stonehousemeadery.com

31 Sunset Hills Vineyard 38295 Fremont Overlook Ln, Purcellville sunsethillsvineyard.com 32 Tarara Winery 13648 Tarara Ln, Leesburg tarara.com 33 Terra Nebulo 39892 Old Wheatland Rd., Waterford terranebulo.com 34 Two Twisted Posts Winery 12944 Harpers Ferry Rd., Hillsboro twotwistedposts.com 35 Village Winery 40405 Browns Lane, Waterford villagewineryandvineyards.com 36 Willowcroft Farm Vineyards 38906 Mount Gilead Rd., Leesburg willowcroftwine.com

1 Adroit Theory Brewing 404 Browning Ct., Purcellville adroit-theory.com 2 B Chord Brewing Company 34266 Williams Gap Rd., Round Hill bchordbrewing.com 3 Barnhouse Brewery 43271 Spinks Ferry Rd., Leesburg barnhousebrewery.com 4 Bear Chase Brewing 33665 Bear Chase Ln., Bluemont bearchasebrew.com 5 Belly Love Brewing Company 725 E. Main St., Purcellville bellylovebrewing.com 6 Beltway Brewing Company 22620 Davis Dr. Ste 110, Sterling beltwaybrewco.com 7 Black Hoof Brewing Company 11 South King St., Leesburg blackhoofbrewing.com 8 Black Walnut Brewery 210 S. King St., Leesburg blackwalnutbrewery.com 9 Crooked Run Brewing Central 22455 Davis Dr., Sterling crookedrunbrewing.com 10 Crooked Run Brewing Market Station, Leesburg crookedrunbrewing.com

11 Dirt Farm Brewing 18701 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont dirtfarmbrewing.com 12 Dog Money Rest. & Brewery 50 Catoctin Circle NE, Leesburg dogmoney.squarespace.com 13 Dynasty Brewing Company 21140 Ashburn Crossing Drive, Ashburn 101 Loudoun St, SE, Leesburg dynastybrewing.com 14 Harper’s Ferry Brewing 37412 Adventure Ctr. Lane, Hillsboro harpersferrybrewing.com 15 Harvest Gap Brewery 15485 Purcellville Road, Hillsboro facebook.com/HarvestGap 16 House 6 Brewing 4427 Atwater Dr., Ashburn house6brewing.com 17 Lost Rhino Brewing Company 21730 Red Rum Rd. #142, Ashburn lostrhino.com 18 Loudoun Brewing Company 310 E. Market St., Leesburg loudounbrewing.com 19 Ocelot Brewing Company 23600 Overland Dr., #180, Dulles ocelotbrewing.com 20 Old 690 Brewing Company 15670 Ashbury Church Rd., Hillsboro old690.com

37 The Wine Reserve at Waterford 38516 Charles Town Pike, Waterford waterfordwinereserve.com 38 Walsh Family Wine 16031 Hillsboro Rd., Purcellville northgatevineyard.com 39 Winery 32 15066 Limestone School Rd., Leesburg winery32.com 40 Zephaniah Farm Vineyard 19381 Dunlop Mill Rd., Leesburg zephwine.com

BREWERIES 21 Old Ox Brewery 44652 Guilford Dr., Ste 114, Ashburn oldoxbrewery.com 22 Old Ox Brewery Middleburg 14 S Madison St, Middleburg, VA 23 Phase 2 Brewing 19382 Diamond Lake Dr, Lansdowne Phase2Brewing.com 24 Rocket Frog Brewing Company 22560 Glenn Dr. #103, Sterling rocketfrogbeer.com 25 Solace Brewing Company 42615 Trade West Dr., Sterling solacebrewing.com 26 Sweetwater Tavern 45980 Waterview Plaza, Sterling greatamericanrestaurants.com 27 The Craft of Brewing 21140 Ashburn Crossing Dr., Ashburn thecraftob.com 28 Twinpanzee Brewing Co. 101 Executive Dr., Sterling twinpanzee.com 29 Vanish Farmwoods Brewery 42245 Black Hops Ln., Lucketts vanishbeer.com 30 Wheatland Springs Farm 38454 John Wolford Rd., Waterford

BREWERIES & WINERIES 1 Hillsborough Brewery & Vineyards 36716 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro hillsboroughwine.com

2 Notaviva Craft Fermentations 13274 Sagle Rd., Hillsboro notavivavineyards.com

3 Quattro Goomba’s Brewery & Winery 22860 James Monroe Hwy., Aldie goombawine.com


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Deep in the Woods, an acrylic painting by Kathleen Howsare is among the entries in this year’s Appalachian Trail Art Show.

The Appalachian Trail Through Artists’ Eyes Artists have until March 14 to drop off their submissions for the Round Hill’s fourth annual Round Hill’s Appalachian Trail Art Show. The exhibit celebrates the 2,200-mile trail on Loudoun’s western boundary as well as the great outdoors generally. Starting March 19, the exhibit will be on display at the Round Hill Art Center. The exhibit will be open daily noon to 4 p.m. through April 30. The works also may be viewed online at roundhill.at/art. The purpose of the show is to broaden public awareness and appreciation of the Appalachian Trail and the wild nature of the Blue Ridge. It is part of the Town of Round Hill’s effort to promote outdoor recreation and its status as an Appalachian Trail Community. Round Hill is one of 47 jurisdictions along the trail, and one of 16 in Virginia, that actively promote and protect it through the program. The Round Hill Art Center is located at 35246 Harry Byrd Hwy #170, just west of Round Hill. 10

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Coming to Town this March! 2 NIGHTS OF CROWED STREETS!

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 3/5 THE EXPERIENCE: CROWDED STREETS & 3/6 7:00PM

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SUN DOGS: A TRIBUTE TO RUSH

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Graffiti Soundstage Finds Opening Doors

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BY JAN MERCKER

The hard-rocking Loudoun-based trio Graffiti Soundstage was just hitting its stride when COVID shook the worldwide music scene. But while the young musicians have shifted gears, they haven’t stopped. They’ve spent the past year building their own sound that pays homage to their classic rock heroes. And while the pandemic has slowed things down, it also has opened a few doors. Graffiti Soundstage was in the spotlight during January’s community showcase at Leesburg’s Tally Ho Theater. That venue, known for hosting bigname touring acts, has changed things up since reopening last summer after Virginia’s Phase 1 shutdown. With national acts rescheduling for later this year and beyond, there’s more room for up-and-coming local talent at smaller, socially distanced shows. For these three Ashburn and Sterling guys, who grew up with Rush and Led Zeppelin on their parents’ CD players and “Guitar Hero” on the Xbox, 2020 has been a year to create and record. The band released a four-track EP last summer and a new single “Black Leather Country” in December. With confident vocals from founder and lead singer Aidan Bashore and tight musicianship from guitarist Evan DeNicola and drummer Tommy Kowalski, the trio knows what it takes to craft a solid hard rock/heavy pop song. “What we want to do is just put as much stuff out there as we can, build a portfolio,” Bashore said. 12

Since Virginia relaxed rules for gatherings last summer, regional shows have slowly started to pick up. The band has plans for a solid performance schedule in 2021, even if that looks dramatically different from the pre-pandemic scene. The band members, who graduated from three different eastern Loudoun high schools, are now working and attending community college, while putting their work with the band front and center. Bashore said their goal is to make it to Nashville within the next two years. In recent months, the group has had limited but meaningful opportunities to play live, including two Tally Ho showcases. And spring is looking up for live shows. In April, the band is slated to play The Renegade in Arlington, a restaurant and performance space that opened in 2019 with a focus on spotlighting young and up-and-coming musicians. But instead of packed rooms, the young musicians are getting used to assigned seating and socially distanced shows. “It’s just something that we’re going to have to get used to for a while,” DeNicola said. “Seeing Tally Ho with seats everywhere isn’t something you usually see. But obviously we’re just happy to be able to play shows at all.” To check out the latest tunes from Graffiti Soundstage, go to graffitisoundstage.com or facebook.com/graffitisoundstage.

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Franklin Park Art Center Serving Up Music for Dessert The Franklin Park Arts Center is kicking off a new live music series both in-person and virtual audiences. During the Music for Dessert concerts, performers will share their music and their favorite dessert recipes. Most performers are part of the Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring Roster. In-person tickets are limited to 50 people; virtual audiences can enjoy the live-streamed concert at the same time from home and are encouraged to make the musician’s favorite dessert to enjoy with the concert. Dessert recipes will be shared with all ticket holders. Tickets are $15 in person and $8 for the livestream.

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TOM TEASLEY

Here’s the lineup: Quentin Walston Jazz Trio, Tuesday, March 2, 7 p.m. Tom Teasley: Drumming though Cultures and Time, Saturday, March 6, 4 p.m. Alma Ensemble, Tuesday, March 9, 6 p.m. Terra Voce Tuesday, March 16, 7 p.m. Tom Teasley: Adventures of Prince Achmed, Saturday, March 27, 4 p.m. William Feasley, Tuesday, March 30, 7 p.m. Marcolivia, Tuesday, April 6, 7 p.m. For details and tickets, go to franklinparkartscenter.org.

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MARCH Best bets 3.5.21 Crowded Streets The Dave Matthews Band Experience Tally Ho Theater Friday, March 5, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 6, 8 p.m. tallyhotheater.com Gabe Badillo front a band of talented musicians dedicated to reproducing the sonic experience of a live DMB performance. Tickets: $20$30.

3.12.21 John Kadlecik Tally Ho Theater Friday, March 12, 8 p.m. tallyhotheater.com An acoustic solo show by the singer, songwriter, and musician best known for being a guitar-slinging sideman and vocalist to Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir in the band Furthur. A co-founder of the group Dark 14

Star Orchestra, John has been performing improvisationaloriented shows regularly for more than three decades. $20-$30.

3.13.21 Billy “T” Wilde Vanish Farmwoods Brewery March 13, 1-5 p.m. vanishbeer.com The DMV-based singer/ songwriter performs both a stripped down yet high energy one-man-band act, looping layers of musical harmonies to reproduce the sound, feel and energy of a full band.

3.20.21 The Chris Timbers Band Crooked Run Brewing Sterling Saturday, March 20, 5-8 p.m. crookedrunbrewing.com Chris Timbers calls his unique combination of country, contemporary jazz, blues, and rock “alternative soul.”

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3.26.21 Sun Dogs: A Tribute to Rush Tally Ho Theater Friday, March 26, 8 p.m. tallyhotheater.com Mark Schenker, of multiplatinum selling recording and touring artist KIX, leads this tribute band recreating the live sounds of Rush. $20-$30.

Coming Up Keller Williams B Chord Brewing Company Friday, April 2, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 3, 6 p.m. bchordbrewing.com Keller Williams returns to the Round Hill area stage for a two-night ramble. Day one features Keller & The Keels. Day two features Keller loopless with Grateful Gospel with John Kadlecik. Tickets for the outdoor show are $40. Details at facebook.com/ bchordbrewing.

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LOUDOUN HERITAGE FARM MUSEUM Travel through time to meet the 10 generations of Loudoun County residents who built this county and left their mark on the land. Exhibits include a schoolhouse, general store, Native American artifact display and the American Workhorse Museum Collection. 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling, VA 20164 (571) 258-3800 • heritagefarmmuseum.org

LOUDOUN MUSEUM With a collection of more than 8,000 artifacts, the museum tells Loudoun’s story over its 260-year history, with an ever-changing selection of special exhibits on Native American settlements, World War II memorabilia, the county’s role in the Civil Wars, along with displays of antique clothing and furniture. 16 Loudoun Street SW Leesburg, Virginia 20175 (703) 777-7427 • loudounmuseum.org

MORVEN PARK Morven Park is a 1,000-acre historic estate on the edge of Leesburg that was home to Virginia governor and agricultural pioneer Westmoreland Davis. Tours of the Greek Revival mansion include 16th century Belgian tapestries, Spanish cassones, hundreds of silver pieces, Hudson River Valley paintings, and Asian treasures. The estate also features the Winmill Carriage Museum, the Museum of Hounds and Hunting of North America, formal boxwood gardens, miles of hiking and riding trails, and athletic fields. 17195 Southern Planter Lane Leesburg, VA 20176 703-777-2414 • morvenpark.org

OATLANDS HISTORIC HOUSE & GARDENS The 415-acre Oatlands estate, owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, offers tours of the historic mansion, extensive gardens and outbuildings that include the oldest standing greenhouse in the South. Exhibits focus on the lives of the Carter and Eustis families who building the estate, as well as the lives of enslaved people who lived and worked there. 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, VA 20175 703.777.3174 • oatlands.org

* During the COVID-19 pandemic, many venues have limited hours of operations and special requirements such as advance reservations. It is best to call ahead before making your visit.


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