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The Sully Farm, is a late 18th century home of Richard Bland Lee. The grounds and associated buildings reflect an earlier era when Lee was Northern Virginia's first congressman and an uncle of Robert E. Lee. He and his wife, Elizabeth Collins Lee, lived here with their children from 1794 to 1811. John and Alice, Ludwell and Nancy and their children, along with some thirty other enslaved African-Americans, overseers and tenant farmers, also resided here during that time. Like other progressive farmers of his day, Lee used the labor of his slaves to transform the land from a tobacco plantation to a diversified crop farm. During his ownership the estate included extensive fields ofgrains and grasses, pasture for livestock, orchards, two acre garden and acres ofwoods.

Situated north of Cain's Branch, Sully consists offive surviving original buildings (the "dwelling house" and four small "houses" or "offices"), two transplanted historic structures, representative gardens and slave quarters and archeological sites. Together they give a multi faceted view ofthe customs and culture ofrural north.em Virginians in the early years of our nation. Courtesy of Fairfax Co. Park Authority.

  • Last visit to Chantilly: Jan 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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    Oct 10, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Dee, This is a wonderful page! I don't know how you find all these interesting places to visit! Another one I would love to see for myself!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2012 at 3:43 AM

    Lovely page on Chantilly. Really like the stone structures and the old log schoolhouse.

    • Yaqui's Profile Photo
      Oct 15, 2012 at 5:07 PM

      So much history in VA and so many wonderful sites being preserved. Thank you for stopping by it.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2011 at 5:20 AM

    I am a native Virginian but have never visited Sully Farm. I am exceptionally offended by Maria Barlow concerning Virginia, as if the North was without sin of all kinds itself; was she not aware of what was happening in NY itself during this time period.


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