Sully Historic Site

Sully Historic Site, more commonly known as Sully Plantation, is both a Virginia landmark and nationally registered historic place in Chantilly, Virginia.The earliest recorded claim to the land was made by the Doeg.

Later the Lee family of Virginia owned the land from 1725 to 1839. Richard Bland Lee did not build the main house until 1794. Following the purchase by William Swartwort in 1838, Sully was used as a home, a working farm, or both by a series of private owners. Then in 1958, Sully was acquired by the federal government as a part of the area to be used for the construction of Dulles Airport. Today the Fairfax County Park Authority operates the site with a specific focus on the Lee family.HistoryPre-Lee periodThe land that would become part of Sully was likely controlled by several groups before the Doeg claimed the area. English settlers encountered Algonquian language speaking members of the Doeg tribe in modern-day Northern Virginia. The Doeg are most well known for their raid in July 1675 that became a part of Bacon's Rebellion. English colonists settling in modern Northern Virginia came into conflict with the Doeg from 1661 to 1664. When diplomatic attempts failed, the governor sent the Rappahannock County militia in June 1666. The specifics of that military action are unclear, but later land grants to English settlers are not disputed, suggesting the English gained control of the area. The English presumptively took control after a violent conflict with the Doeg in 1666. Little is recorded about the disposition of this land from the time when the English gained control of it until the land is patented by the Lee family of Virginia.

Operating as usual

Want your museum to be the top-listed Museum in Chantilly?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.




3650 Historic Sully Way
Chantilly, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
Other History Museums in Chantilly (show all) - The Gift of History - The Gift of History
4410 BROOKFIELD Corporate Drive PO Box 223795
Chantilly, 20153

SCRIPOPHILY (scrip-af-il-ly), the collecting of canceled old stocks and bonds, gained recognition as a hobby around the mid-1970s. The word resulted combining words from English and Greek.

史蒂文·乌德沃尔哈齐中心 史蒂文·乌德沃尔哈齐中心
14390 Air And Space Museum Pkwy
Chantilly, 20151

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air And Space Museum Pkwy
Chantilly, 20151-3002

About   Contact   Privacy   FAQ   Login C