Discover the charm of the circa 1758 town of Leesburg. Loudoun’s county seat, which dominates the landscape of Central Loudoun, has seen significant history, and its well-preserved downtown historic district boasts stunning 18th and 19th century architecture. Leesburg also is a shopping and dining mecca with wonderful boutique stores, and two of Loudoun’s five destination restaurants. It also features historic sites such as Gen. George C. Marshall’s home, Dodona Manor, Ball’s Bluff Civil War battlefield, and more.

To begin exploring a town with such deep roots, it may be best to start at the Thomas Balch Library, which houses a wealth of genealogy and local historical information. The history lesson can then continue to Balls Bluff Battlefield Regional Park to observe the interpretive markers of the area’s largest Civil War engagement.   An easy afternoon stroll through historic downtown’s brick-lined sidewalks will uncover boutique shops and unique local favorites.  Walking down King Street you’ll find the elegant Lightfoot Restaurant, the three-story home of the former Peoples National Bank, dating back to 1888. The Black Shutter Antique Center has occupied a 19th Century brick house in historic downtown Leesburg for almost 20 years. The shop features 40 dealers offering 20 rooms of antiques and art on two levels.

Plan your visit today.