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Morven Park

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Address: 17195 Southern Planter Ln, Leesburg, VA 20176-7132
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+1 703-777-2414

Morven Park was once the home of Virginia governor, Westmoreland Davis, and...

Morven Park was once the home of Virginia governor, Westmoreland Davis, and his wife Marguerite. More than 70 years after his death, the accomplishments and ideals of Gov. Davis still resonate within the 1,000 acres of this one-of-a-kind place. Each year 150,000 people visit the Park, whether participating in its competitive equestrian events, touring its three museums, attending educational and recreational programs, or just enjoying the beauty of the woodlands, mountainous ridge, historic buildings, and formal gardens. Summer tour hours for Morven Park's three museums are Thursday, Friday,Saturday, and Monday 12p.m.-5p.m. and Sunday 12p.m-5p.m. Starting September 1st, the museums will be open to the public Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 - 5:00, with the last tour starting at 4:00 pm. The historic gardens, Turkey Hill Farm, hiking trails, equestrian center and athletic complex are open every day. Operated by the Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation, Morven Park is a non-profit organization, relying on individual donations, memberships, and event income to finance its public programs and preservation of its historic and natural resources.

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Interesting historic home and grounds

Visited the home, carriage museum, gardens, and grounds over the weekend. The house is interesting and very well preserved. The tour focuses on the 1900s resident, a VA governor... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 November 2016
Centreville, Virginia
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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Visited the home, carriage museum, gardens, and grounds over the weekend. The house is interesting and very well preserved. The tour focuses on the 1900s resident, a VA governor, but the earlier history of the house, dating back to the 1700s, is less emphasized. The guide was knowledgeable although did not share a lot of information and kept asking if... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

While on a quick family visit in Leesburg this weekend, we went to the Park twice. Once was a "check it out" drive through. The second time was an early morning long walk prompted by how interesting the park appear to be. No regrets whatsoever -- it is a very large old "family" property that was a very serene place... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The views from the mansion are gorgeous and the grounds are so nice to walk around. The tours go every hour, but your admission includes the interesting carriage museum and the small, but nice Museum of Hounds and Hunting to take up your time until the tour. The mansion is well-kept, the layout is pretty different from other historical homes... More 

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Potomac Falls, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

You don't even know it's tucked away back there. I love taking photos here but there is a lot to see here. A great place to hike and look around in the spring and fall. The main house and carriage museum has events certain times of the year. Worth a trip!

Thank jeanninepepper
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Morven Park made for an absolutely beautiful location for our wedding. The staff was extremely helpful in making the process easy and seemless. I can't count the number of raving comments received about the beauty of both the wedding (on the front steps of the mansion) and the reception (in the adjacent stables). We couldn't be happier!

Thank shougen
Winchester, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was a great deal from a discount site. The mansion had a guided tour, which was rushed by our guide. She would finish her talk in each room and invite us to look at the art and furnishings. Within a minute, she then urged us to move to the next room. The history of governor Westmoreland Davis was interesting... More 

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South Portland, Maine, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We came here with friends to walk through their dogs. What a beautiful spot. TJ he horses and the fields were so beautiful. It was a perfect way to end our vacation.

Thank Cassie M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The house and the carriage museum are well kept and interesting despite this being just a beautiful period piece with very little if any real history or famous prior owner. My problem is that they have an enormous front lawn and one semi-connection with history when the Confederate army quartered and drilled here. So, why are there no gardens? Why... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Peaceful, very nice to drive around, you could go inside the house after 12pm. Not far from the city.

Thank Consuelo L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Discovered by accident when touring the area and wondered where "that road goes". The house was closed to the public at the time. I was, however, able to stick my head in the door due to a working photographer. Nothing like Versailles or the Louvre, but, hey, it's Leesburg. What do you expect? The grounds are magnificent. We walked around... More 

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