- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 8, 2002

Location and directions: Woodlawn is located at 9000 Richmond Highway, south of Alexandria. From the Beltway, take Route 1 south to the intersection of Virginia Route 235. The house is located at the intersection.

Hours: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from March through December. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

Admission: $7.50 for adults, $3 for students. National Trust for Historic Preservation members are admitted free.

Parking: Free on-site parking is available.

Tours: Available every half-hour.

Upcoming events: The Holding History speakers' forum will continue at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 with "The Lewis Collection: Washington Relics at the Smithsonian Collection" given by Lisa Kathleen Graddy of the National Museum of American History. Scott Casper, history professor at the University of Nevada at Reno, will present "How Artists Imagined America's First Family" at 7 p.m. Nov. 6. The cost is $10 per lecture. For reservations, call 703/780-4000.

Notes: Woodlawn and the Pope-Leighey House are both partially wheelchair accessible. Woodlawn has a small gift shop and picnic grounds. There are occasional family events, such as Haunted History tours in October, children's workshops in the summer and Christmas at Woodlawn in December.

More information: 703/780-4000 or www.nationaltrust.org/national_trust_sites/woodlawn.html

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