Leesburg Private Walking Tour: Historical Landmarks Exploration
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17 Ratings
Leesburg
Discover the rich history and architectural wonders of Leesburg on a private walking tour. Explore over a dozen historical landmarks, including the site of Robert E. Lee's invasion plan and the tavern where Gen. Marquis de Lafayette was welcomed. Fun and enlightening for all ages!
Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Tally Ho Theater - A completely renovated theater depicting art deco architecture.
What's Included
  • Private Tour
What's Not Included
  • Food and Drinks
Additional Information

Enjoy a private walkthrough of Leesburg’s richly historic district, featuring more than a dozen interesting sights that highlight its charming past and architectural significance. A delightful and eye-opening journey, during which you’ll stand on the very ground where Robert E. Lee strategized the bold Maryland invasion during the Civil War, along with the historic watering hole where the town’s Mayor greeted Gen. Marquis de Lafayette on his Leesburg visit in 1825 among others. The walkable tour is approximately a mile long and takes around 80 minutes—suitable for enthusiasts of all ages.

Location
25 W Market St
West Market Street
Meet on the sidewalk at 25 West Market Street, adjacent to the Tally Ho music venue. A public parking garage can be accessed at this location with entry points on either Market or Loudoun Streets. The parking garage is free for the first 2 hours. The tour concludes at the meeting point.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Alanc543
Apr 14, 2024
Wonderful Peek Into Leesburg History! - This tour is precisely as advertised. We wanted a small group tour of Leesburg focused on its history, and we got it. Carla was extremely well-informed and entertained with little tidbits of lore as well as the provable history. Since almost all the buildings of interest are in private hands, there is no going-inside in Leesburg. She hits a dozen significant buildings, and they are fortunately within blocks of each other in downtown Leesburg. Wear good walking shoes and have your water bottle if appropriate. We were there on a Sunday and the parking in the downtown garage was ample and free. Don't miss visiting the Loudoun County Museum that is right by the garage (and that Carla highlights as you walk). Carla's website has online booking that works.
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Karenst233
Oct 6, 2023
A Lovely Afternoon in Leesburg - Had a great time on our walking tour. Just what we wanted - history, architecture, and little known facts. And a lunch recommendation that was fantastic. Our guide, Carla ?, owns the business and leads these private tours 3-4 times a week. How lucky were we! It was about 80 minutes of walking on mostly brick side walks, and mostly flat. Thoroughly enjoyed our time in Leesburg!
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P
Jun 15, 2023
wonderful, informative and fun - Carla, the owner/operatore of Historic Leesburg Walking Tours was simply great. We enjoyed our tour with her just last week. She is very knowledgeable, pleasant and professional. We have traveled the country and world and will usually take in a walking tour with most places we visit. For some reason we never thought of doing so in our own backyard. We are glad we finally did. You will not be disappointed with Carla or her fabulous historic tour of downtown Leesburg, VA. .............Patrick Arnone
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Lindaleeg
Jun 15, 2023
A great walking tour! - This tour was a great experience, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone visiting Leesburg, whether for their first time or their tenth. The monument and historic buildings are well preserved, and having Carla point out their architectural details and the stories behind them was time well spent. Loved it!
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Resort402245
Apr 18, 2023
Mind blowing history of Leesburg tour - I have been to Leesburg so many times, I live 15 minutes from it but I have never seen the buildings and history that Carla provided. I recommend this tour to all my out of town guests and for locals! Great tour, knowledgeable tour guide.
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Andriayesia
Mar 26, 2023
Wonderful, insightful walking tour - My dad and I had a wonderful tour experience with Carla. She has so much passion for the history and architecture of Leesburg and pointed out so many amazing details that I'd never heard before. It was a great tour, even on a rainy cold March day. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone, visitors or VA residents, who would like to learn more about the interesting history of Leesburg!
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Ericahj1846op
Feb 18, 2023
One of the best Walking tours I have had:) - Carla was wonderful with my mom. It was cold, but she took her time to walk my 80 year old mom’s pace and give our family a wonderful depth of history. I had no idea Leesburg was steeped in so much history. If you are looking for an educational family event, I highly recommend Carla’s tour:)
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Jenniferm636
Oct 15, 2022
Excellent - Excellent! Very informative tour with great history and architecture information. There’s so much to learn and see in Leesburg.
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Jennygq5100bh
Sep 19, 2022
Easy, enlightening walking tour of cute historic Leesburg - We really enjoyed Carla’s walking tour of Leesburg. It’s amazing how many historic events (Revolutionary War, Civil War) took place in the few blocks we walked. Also really enjoyed the architectural information. It’s lovely that so many old historic buildings are very well cared for and restored. You’ll see many cute restaurants and bars on the tour- we enjoyed lunch at Shoe’s Cup & Cork afterward. The pace is an easy walk and the duration was exactly as stated, an hour and 20 mins. Easy to fit in to our schedule on a weekend visit. Thank you, Carla!
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Motherhen03
Aug 29, 2021
Wish we had done this guided tour of the town of Leesburg ! - We were strolling around the historic streets of Leesburg and came upon a person giving a guided walking tour to a young couple. What I overheard the tour guide saying about some of the historic buildings was very interesting. We plan to sign up for this guided tour in the next couple of months !
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