Pope-Leighey House

Visitor Information

9000 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, Virginia 22309

Phone: 703-780-4000
Website: http://www.popeleighey1940.org

National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount: Fifty percent discount on regular public tours: one adult for individual Members; two adults and all children under 18 years of age in the immediate family for all other Members. Discount does not apply to other programs and cannot be combined with other offers.

This "Usonian" house was developed by Frank Lloyd Wright as a means of providing affordable housing for people of moderate means. Many innovative concepts, including spacious interiors, corner windows, and a cantilevered roof, began here and were quickly adapted across America. Today, the house can be viewed as an origin of ideas that have influenced modern American homes.

In 1965, the house was relocated to the grounds of Woodlawn Plantation, removing it from the path of a highway project. Located just outside Washington, D.C., the Pope-Leighey House and Woodlawn Plantation share a 126-acre estate that was originally part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

The Pope-Leighey House is owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.