Rust Sanctuary

Visit a Nature Sanctuary and Manor House

Enjoy an equal mix of pristine nature and local history at Rust Sanctuary in Leesburg, Virginia. Walk 68 acres of wooded trails through unspoiled meadows and forests in the nature sanctuary. Register for the Fresh Air Kids Nature Program and other Audubon Naturalist Society courses to learn about local ecosystems, flora, and fauna. The sanctuary also features Rust Manor House, and a beautiful garden with majestic trees. Reserve Rust Manor House for your next wedding or community event.

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Opening Hours


Park gates and the parking lot is now open. The manor house and related areas are closed. The sanctuary is open for walking/hiking from dawn to dusk. Please use proper social distancing protocols when hiking/walking. Please take all trash with you when you leave. 

Rust Manor House at Rust Sanctuary is a partnership of the Audubon Naturalist Society and NOVA Parks


Rust Sanctuary
802 Children's Center Road
Leesburg, VA 20175
United States

T 703-669-0755

Manager: Page Holt

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Rust Sanctuary is looking for volunteers who would like to help maintain native gardens, take care of trails and help with the manor house.  If you can give some of your time to help care for this unique property, please call Laura Fagan at 703-669-0755 or email

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Nature preserve

Good size nature preserve in the heart of the southwest corner of Leesburg in between Loudoun County High School and the west Leesburg exit of route 7. Several trails snake through the woods and around the pond there. Historic manor house available for events such as weddings.

Google Review - 08/13/2019 by Steve C.

68 acres of diverse habitat

Rust Sanctuary is 68 acres of diverse habitat right in the heart of Leesburg. With wonderful walking trail that have nice sitting benches, you can do some birding, nature exploration, and photography and more.

Google Review - 10/02/2018 by Anil S.