Great news for Chantilly Virginia Residents!
About Chantilly, VA
Named for 18th and 19th-century estate located in the area, which was initially called so after France’s Château de Chantilly, Chantilly VA offers old-world charm to annual visitors worldwide.
The area is known for having had several colonial plantations that are still well-remembered today. These include the Sully Historic Site (originally the Sully Plantation), Leeton Grove, the John Hutchison Farm, and of course, the Chantilly Plantation.
Chantilly’s plantations spanned thousands of acres in their heyday. Many of the mansions still stand. Sadly, the original Chantilly homestead was destroyed in a fire started by Federal soldiers during the American Civil War. One stone house, thought to be a supervisor’s quarters, is all that survived of the buildings. Visitors can still view it, where it stands just across the road from the Greenbriar Shopping Center.
During the Civil War, the Battle of Chantilly took place near Chantilly, VA. This historical event is more commonly known as the Battle of Ox Hill. Local folklore says the combatants fought this memorable struggle during a tumultuous storm. The losses were significant to both sides. Visitors can find out more about what happened by striding the 5-acre plot of battleground still existent on Ox Hill.
The original village of Chantilly, VA, only started to stretch its wings in the 19th century. It was not until the 1980s that developers moved into the area, constructing residential and commercial properties.
Things to Do
Besides going to historical plantation and battlefield sites, visitors can also enjoy several other leisure activities. These include visits to:
- Ono and Mustang Sally Brewing Companies
- River-Sea Chocolates
- Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga
- Chinmaya Somnath Mission
Take your children to Kid Junction for fun and games, or visit the nearby golf resorts for a leisurely afternoon outdoors. The area has some exciting shopping options as well.
Guests can also find out more about Chantilly Va and its treasures at the Walney Visitor Center.