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Morven Park

17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176
703 777 2414
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Ranked #1 of 50 Attractions in Leesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Loudoun County, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Originally built in 1800 and including as much as 2000 acres of land, this was the home of Westmoreland Davis, Governor of Virginia from 1918-1922. The mansion was lived in by him & his wife until his death in 1942. Marguarite, his wife, left the house shortly thereafter never to return. The property was put into a trust and is... More

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Alexandria, VA
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229 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with northern Virginia history here. Originally a farm house built in the late 18th century, Morven began to expand in the 19th century with a full revitalization under Westmoreland and Marguarite Davis in the early 20th century. The 1000-acre+ estate is built around the mansion that faces east with an expansive front yard overlooking... More

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Leesburg, VA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting local history. Beautiful 1000 acre grounds. Cost of the tour is definitely worth it ($10) -knowledgeable guide, 90% of the artifacts are original, and are not sterilely ensconced behind barriers. Will be of interest to equestrians and fox hunters. There's a nice display of horse-drawn carriages. Somewhat hard to find (signage is lacking). We've seen more elegant mansions,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A very nice stop along the way. Watch out for traffic on Route 15 during commute time or you could get stuck.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We love the house tour and everything else. With nearly 95% of the original belongings this historical home is a must see.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Needed to fill some time and took my kids (ages 7,9 and 11). First, the mansion- beautiful, tour guide was engaging to the kids, kept then interacting with the tour...huge plus for me! The price for the tour and carriage museum was adequately priced ($10 adult, $5 kids...active military free). The house was beautifully maintained inside and out. Next, we... More

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Potomac Falls
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We toured the mansion, carriage museum and grounds. Very enjoyable and informative. The docents in the house and carriage museums were very knowledgeable and able to answer all of my questions. I can't believe I've lived in Loudoun County for 34 years and never realized I could tour here. We also picnicked on the grounds and I intend to do... More

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VA
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35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a beautiful estate with original and ornate furnishings. Our guide, Ken, was great - knowledgable and interesting. The carriage museum is a short walk from the mansion and has some really well kept carriages. The grounds are extensive, with a couple different hiking trails. The admission charge is minimal and worth it. Very nice experience.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Spent an afternoon touring the house, and grounds of Governor Davis' home. Our guide was very informative and answered all our questions. The home is full of original furnishings. If you enjoy touring historical homes you won't be disappointed. The grounds are beautiful as well. Many short hikes available along with the gardens.

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alexandria, VA.
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Beautiful home, fantastic scenery, and wonderful rolling virginia hills. The docents were absolutely terrific and were extremely patient with our questions. Absolutely recommend this location for a visit. For older folks like myself, the upstairs steps can be tricky so make sure your knees are in good shape.

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