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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
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00

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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Beautiful House and Park

We had a quick visit here on our way through Virginia and took some beautiful photos of the lovely house and gardens. We didn't pay to go inside the house so I couldn't comment on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wishaw, United Kingdom
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a quick visit here on our way through Virginia and took some beautiful photos of the lovely house and gardens. We didn't pay to go inside the house so I couldn't comment on that.

Thank Cupcake5776
Yakima, Washington
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35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Gave this a poor rating because we spent 45 minutes to drive to Morven Park based on the wonderful reviews. TA site stated hours are 8am to 6pm. What I never did see was the fact that the park and grounds are open those hours but the mansion and museum are only open Satuday and Sunday. I can only review... More 

3 Thank AppleGuy440
Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My wife and I really enjoyed this place. The grounds are beautiful and building itself are beautiful. We paid the $10 a person for the guided tour of the house. Definitely worth the money. The tour was informative and very interesting. The ticket also got us into the carriage museum just down the path from the house. Very interesting as... More 

1 Thank garrettryangibson
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

If you like history and places like Mount Vernon, you will love Morven Park! Steeped in history, beautifully restored/maintained and lovely surrounding countryside! And if you get lucky there will be an equestrian event going on next door!

1 Thank Melissa P
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97 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to go explore this park, even though the museum was closed, the grounds were open and just stunning. Horse stables are there and the mansion is breathtaking. People had their dogs there too, 1k acres, you could walk all day. Bring snacks or a lunch and enjoy. My son loves running in the fields and seeing the horses.... More 

Thank BoyMom4ever
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017

You can get a tour of the house, the garden, the carriage house, the turkey farm, the trail, the log house camp, and the view of the fields. Best to do on a cooler day since you can spend so much time outside in the sun.

Thank Raymond R
Fairfax, Virginia
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54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Morven Park has a lot to offer. Great place for a weekend outing; going for a walk; and touring an historic home. It's just outside of Leesburg, a wonderful town with the best of Virginia history and tradition. The house is reminiscent of Downton Abbey; but replace Lord Grantham with the Governor of Virginia. In the heart of horse country... More 

Thank Thomas K
Leesburg, Virginia
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

The tour of the Davis Mansion and the carriage museum at Morven Park is well worth the visit. If you are anywhere near Leesburg, do yourself a favor and check it out. The price makes it a super value and the tour guides are outstanding!

Thank forrestb819
Centreville, Virginia
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289 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank 5Psi
Santa Fe, NM
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90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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 

Thank NormanSantaFe

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