Construction work taking place on the old U.S Route 1 could be immediately outside the Woodlawn main gate during Public Walk-In Entries days. We hope that this information will help you navigate your way directly to our property during this construction.
Coming along Route 1 in either direction, turn left or right onto Woodlawn Road (there is an intersection light! ) The new Woodlawn Road goes past the Pillar Baptist Church. Keep going (ignore the construction vehicles if you see them!) and continue straight across the old road (It may be slightly bumpy and possibly unpaved ). The Woodlawn entrance will be directly ahead of you. You WILL be able to drive on the road but take caution as there are various construction vehicles actively repairing the road. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.
Please let us know if you are having any trouble. You can call Laura at (703) 570-6902 if you get lost or experience any difficulty. Once through our gate, please continue along the road towards the mansion, park in visitor parking and bring your work to the signed entrance at the mansion.
9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
Please note that GPS will only direct you to the general vicinity of the property and not to the entrance exactly.
The Federal Highways Route 1 widening construction may cause traffic delays. Please allow additional travel time.
Exit at 166A (Fairfax County Parkway). Proceed on the Parkway until you dead end at Richmond Highway (U.S. Route 1). Turn left and continue north to the 3rd light. Turn left onto Woodlawn Road.
From the George Washington Parkway/Washington, D.C.
Follow George Washington Parkway to Mount Vernon. In Old Town Alexandria, the Parkway becomes Washington Street. Follow signs to Mount Vernon. At the traffic circle at Mount Vernon, bear to the right. You will come to a stop sign and continue straight onto 235 South. Stay on this road until it intersects with U.S. Route 1 (3 miles). Turn left onto Route 1. Turn right at the next light onto Woodlawn Road.
From I-495/Washington, D.C.
Exit at 177A (U.S. 1 south towards Ft. Belvoir). Follow Route 1 (Richmond Highway) for approximately 8 miles. Turn right onto Woodlawn Road.
If you are using public transportation to visit us you should use the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Trip Planner tool here to see the various bus options from Huntington Metro Station. We are about 8 miles from the Huntington Metro and the closest bus stop is about 1 mile away.