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The Belmont Manor House


Set on the highest point in eastern Loudoun County is a stately mansion with commanding views in every direction of the countryside and the Blue Ridge Mountains. From this spectacular vantage point, the Belmont Manor House has witnessed history unfold and stood proudly as a symbol of tradition and prosperity.

Built in 1799 by Ludwell Lee, whose father was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Belmont Manor House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. James Madison called the Belmont property home, as did a number of other notable figures of the 19th and 20th centuries, including the McLean family, owners of the famed Hope Diamond. The area is also home to a rich equestrian tradition, including steeplechase racing and fox hunting, that dates from early colonial times.

  • Eugene Scheel Loudoun County Historian


  • History of Belmont


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