Historic House Listings

Your own Virginia island! Amazing history!! 13 acres, Circa 1900. $5,000,000

June 29, 2019

Would give anything to spend a day exploring this island! Chopawamsic Island has had some very notable visitors over the years! John Smith and Theodore Roosevelt. A test flight of one of the first unmanned aircraft was flown from the island by Samuel Langley. Guess who photographed that flight? Alexander Graham Bell!

I wish they showed more current pictures of the homes on the property. The island has a main house, a guest house and a caretaker’s house. It is a quick boat ride to Washington D.C. Situated in the Potomac River. $5,000,000

From the Zillow listing:


This beautiful one of a kind island in the Potomac River is rich with history. The most private 13 acres in Northern Virginia. Only a quick boat ride to Washington DC. Existing structures will need renovation, but boast gorgeous views of the sunset on the Potomac River. The island can be personalized down to its name. Perfect for a corporate or non-profit retreat as well as a primary residence. The island has three residences; The Main House, The Guest House, and The Caretakers House. Artifacts of the original inhabitants of the island can still be found. The island has purportedlyhad notable visitors like John Smith and Theodore Roosevelt and even boasted a test flight of one of the first unmanned aircraft ever invented by Samuel Langley and photographed by Alexander Graham Bell. Own this piece of history and one of the best views of the Potomac!


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