Spread over 530 acres (214 hectares) Cabin John Regional Park park is among the largest community parks in the Bethesda region. The Cabin John Regional Park has something for everyone, featuring picnic spots, playgrounds, athletic fields, tennis courts, a nature center, a dog park, skating rink, trails, a campground and a miniature train. The adventure playground and the totem pole are the park's special attractions which are immensely popular among the little ones.
Ratner Museum is a fine art museum, housing various paintings done in crayons, water colors and pencils. The frequently changing exhibits include wood work, sculptures, cloth designing and much more. The museum spans across three buildings, comprising of a conference room, a public library and children's literature center. There are various concerts, tours and lectures on various topics, that take place in the museum. So if you want to spend your day appreciating works of art and culture, Ratner Museum is your place to be.
A one-of-a-kind museum and play center for kids, KID Museum is a place where kids and parents can indulge in a host of educational and recreational activities. Through a number of interactive installations and workshops, this museum makes learning a lot more fun. From science and mechanics, to art, history and culture, each topic is brushed upon with a touch of excitement and liveliness. Various activities and events are also organised here, wherein kids can get a more in-depth understanding of a vast array of topics.
Colonel Joseph Flavius Lane constructed the Farmer’s Delight in 1791. It is situated in the scenic Loudoun County in Virginia. Rare elements of Georgian architecture are featured on its Federal-style brick house. This old plantation house is now part of the National Register of Historic Places. This property now belongs to the McGhee Foundation. Scattered with trees, it features several historic buildings, gardens and a maze. Due to its idyllic location, this property is currently used to host various events.
Located off John Mosby Highway in Middleburg, Mt. Defiance Historic Park is where the Battle of Middleburg took place in the year 1863. This park is currently managed by Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. Scattered with trees, this park features an old canon and several benches. Visitors can opt for guided tours of this park and learn about the historic battle. The tour will cover topics like the military’s strategic plans, weapons used, features of the landscape and a lot more.
Established in 1954, the National Sporting Library and Museum is a well-known museum in the area. It is known for its extensive coverage and excellent collection of artworks in areas like field sports, angling, and equestrian sports. The museum showcases everything from the best of fine sporting art to brief glimpses into the lives of famous sports personalities. Lectures and seminars on various topics are also conducted here by professional speakers. The museum even doubles up as a research center and has an extensive collection of books for those who are seriously keen on learning more about interesting facts on sports.
Established in 1758, Leesburg was named for Thomas Lee, governor of Virginia from 1749-50. When Washington was burned during the War of 1812, several wagon loads of official documents arrived for safekeeping in Leesburg. Nearby, a small national cemetery is located in Ball's Bluff Regional Park, the site of a Confederate victory during the Civil War. The downtown area has several historic buildings, antique shops and restaurants. Oatlands Plantation, Morven Park and Dodona Manor are a few of the restored homes open to the public.
Catch some local live musical shows at the Tally Ho Theater while in the city. It has a number of musical shows performed by local artists all year round. So that every guest may have a wonderful experience, the theater is equipped with modern light and acoustic facilities.