Leesburg is located in Loudoun County, of which it is the county seat, 21 miles NW of Arlington along Highway 15 near the Potomac River and the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historic Park in the Eastern Region of the state. One of the oldest towns in northern Viriginia, Leesburg was an outfitting post during the French and Indian War. In 1758 the House of Burgesses passes a bill authorizing the establishment of a town at the site. The National Cemetery at Balls Bluff is purportedly the smallest in the nation; surrounding the cemetery, Balls Bluff is now a regional park with hiking trails and picnicking. Since 1828 a ferry has carried passengers and freight across the quarter-mile-wide Potomac between a point northeast of Leesburg and Whites Ferry, Maryland. The General Jubal Early still crosses daily dawn to dusk. Several of Leesburg's older homes are open during Historic Garden Month in late April.
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Norris House Inn | Piedmont Behavioral Health Center |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Landsdowne Resort |
Shopping Black Shutter Antique Center | Country Collections | Leesburg Court of Shoppes Antiques |
Transportation Leesburg Muni/godfrey Field Airport |
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01/20 Coming to The area
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival West Friendship MD May4-5 A fun-filled weekend of live animals, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more.
Maryland Faerie Festival Darlington MD May10-12 The Maryland Faerie Festival celebrates the Faeries in an atmosphere and with entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature.
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival Bethesda MD May11-12 Delight in fine art created by 130 of nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.