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Formal Italian Gardens

Breakfast Room



Leisurely tours can be scheduled throughout the year by advance appointment for groups of ten or more guests. Visitors will see selected rooms in the Mansion as well as certain Grounds features. The toured areas of the Mansion consist of the Reception Room, Library, Drawing Room, Dining Room and Breakfast Room. Each room is furnished and displays period documents, artwork, and photographs. The Grounds include the Formal Italian Garden, Rose Garden, Greenhouse, storage Tower, Pergola, Cut Flower Garden, Cottage, Ryan Mausoleum, Swan Lake Pond, and Estate Railroad Station.

Other parts of the Grounds and outbuildings will be opened as they are restored.

Guided tours available to groups of 10 of more people. All tours MUST be scheduled in advance.


Tour Rates
Mansion & Grounds Tours

$10 for adults
$9 for seniors 65+
$5 children ages 8 - 18
no charge under 8


Oak Ridge Estate is located between Charlottesville and Lynchburg (approximately 35 miles from both) in Nelson County, Virginia. In Nelson County, proceed north of Colleen or south of Lovingston to Route 653 from 29 South. Route 653 is also Oak Ridge Road. Proceed 2.4 miles on Oak Ridge Road to driveway entrance on right (marked by an open gate and Oak Ridge sign).

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Area Information
For information on lodging or other area tourist attractions please visit the Nelson County Tourism web site at


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