Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge, Virginia

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The Chimney of the Fairfax House at Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge, Virginia

Leesylvania State Park is a park in the U.S. state of Virginia located twenty-five miles south of Washington D.C. Before it was a state park, it was a hunting resort, but before it was a hunting resort, it was a plantation. (The name of the park is derived from the Lee family who had ownership of the property. It was called Leesylvania Plantation.) Before it was a plantation, it could possibly be a site of a village of the Algonquian tribe. A Civil War skirmish also happened here. Today, it is a park with a beach on the Potomac River, a fishing pier, picnic grounds, hiking trails and ruins of plantation houses and the remains of an old earthen fort. There is also a Visitor Center with a small museum explaining the history of the park. A…

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3 thoughts on “Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge, Virginia

  1. Well, I have no idea what the Woodbridge in England was called after but as with all places with the same name worldwide, it is great to see another. Just a little foible of mine.

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