Mount Airy

Welcome to Mount Airy, the ancestral home of the Tayloe family, located in the Northern Neck of Virginia overlooking the sprawling Rappahannock River. A private family home for over 250 years, the estate remains in the Tayloe family where it has never left. Beautifully maintained, Mount Airy welcomes you to tour its grounds and historic buildings. We host select gala events, weddings and guided waterfowl & spring turkey hunting. We welcome everyone--historians, newly- engaged couples, poets, outdoor enthusiasts, photographers, epicures, bird-watchers and more to enjoy its splendor.

Built by Col. John Tayloe II (completed in 1764), Mount Airy’s significance “rests chiefly on it’s architectural distinction being one of the few stone houses built in Virginia during the 18th century, and represents the first instance in the Colonies of the achievement of the ideal full Palladian villa, with dependent wings connected to the main house by quadrant passages.”

Francis Lightfoot Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his wife Rebecca Tayloe are buried here on the estate. Mount Airy is an idyllic location for any event and is a registered National Historic Landmark.


"But it is more than architecturally significant; Mount Airy is a home that has been lived in and loved for more than two-and-a-half centuries."

-- Kathleen Toller, Virginia Living Magazine


Mount Airy


Guided tours are available by appointment year-round. Tours start inside the Great Hall and last about an hour. Please call 804-333-4930 to book. Tickets are $20 per person.

Weddings & Events

Gala weddings and events along the sculpted bowling greens and lush garden terraces provide the perfect atmosphere for bride and groom and an experience your guests and family will always remember. Call 804-833-9559 to learn more and schedule a visit. 

Guided Hunts

Prime guided waterfowl hunting and semi-guided trophy turkey hunts are available with overnight stay at the Manor house. Please call (804) 313-0815 to book.

(C) Roger Foley 2012 for Va Living