Visiting the Show

During this month-long event, Woodlawn is open from March 1 - 31, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., every day, except Tuesdays, including weekends. For adequate time to view the Show, visitors should arrive prior to 3:00 p.m. 

NEW: We have an exciting program of new events, workshops and tours for this 2017 Show. Most have limited seating or space availability, so we have decided to upload them now, even before general admission tickets even go online (February 20). Please check our website calendar for updated details on all events and workshops! 

Tickets for the Show & Sale are available on site and online in 2017! 
Adults $15.00
Students K - 12 $6.00
Children 5 and under are free. 
Entrants each receive one free admission.
The number of pieces available each year for sale changes. Items for sale are clearly marked and are available at the ticket desk. All items sold must remain in the Show for the entire event. 



It’s never too early to plan to bring YOUR group to enjoy the Needlework Show & Sale AND enjoy a local lunch at Nelly’s Café!  Thinking of an outing in March for your activity group? Our Needlework Show & Sale can be the perfect answer
to the “usual,” end-of-winter, excursion blues! We offer an opportunity to wander the Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey House property, visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House and of course, visit the Needlework Show! Before or after you tour the Show, sit down and relax in our gorgeous, restored Underwood Room and enjoy a light lunch or dessert, served daily (except Tuesdays) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

We DO require reservations in advance for larger groups and really appreciate them for more than 8 at a time. 
Please email Beth Britt at

The freshly prepared, locally-sourced menu, which includes perennial favorites such as lemon tart as well as new items created by local food artisans, is served daily by the members of Nelly’s Needlers, our Woodlawn volunteer auxiliary organization. If the March weather allows and you would like your group to enjoy the picnic tables, you have the option of stopping by in advance, and ordering your group meal to take-out. 

Woodlawn was once the first family home of Eleanor “Nelly” Custis, one of America’s foremost needle workers. 
The Needlework Show & Sale honors her legacy as an American crafter, by maintaining the long tradition of the needle arts and raising funds to preserve the site today. All proceeds from the Nelly’s Café support Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House.