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Sully Historic Site, Chantilly

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Sully Historic Site, more commonly known as Sully Plantation, is both a Virginia landmark and nationally registered historic place in Chantilly, Virginia.
The earliest recorded claim to the land was made by the Doeg. Later the Lee family of Virginia owned the land from 1725 to 1839. Richard Bland Lee did not build the main house until 1794. Following the purchase by William Swartwort in 1838, Sully was used as a home, a working farm, or both by a series of private owners. Then in 1958, Sully was acquired by the federal government as a part of the area to be used for the construction of Dulles Airport. Today the Fairfax County Park Authority operates the site with a specific focus on the Lee family.
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  • Nice to have this piece of history in midst of booming, noisy suburban complex. Volunteer staff appreciated 
    Nice to have this piece of history in midst of booming, noisy suburban complex. Volunteer staff appreciated  more »
  • This was our first time visiting during pouring rain so that changes everything with the outdoor touring but we really enjoyed it. We paid then walked to the house from the visitor center- gift shop.....  more
    This was our first time visiting during pouring rain so that changes everything with the outdoor touring but we really enjoyed it. We paid then walked to the house from the visitor center- gift shop.....  more »
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  • Sully Historic Site is a wonderful place to take a walk or have a picnic. They offer house tours and they have various classes throughout the year. We stopped by on a sunny winter day and had the place practically to ourselves. I highly recommend stopping and checking it out you can stroll the grounds and hiking trails for free. There is a $10 per person fee for house tours. The property consists of the main house, stand alone kitchen, smoke house and there is a 1 room school house on the property.
  • We got to see the inside of the big house I forgot the name of. The man who lived there had a pet squirrel. There was an old piano in there, which did not look normal. Every once in a while, thunderstorms that come by this historic site wash up artifacts that end up on the display cases in the house.

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