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Morven Park

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Address: 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone Number: 17037772414
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Description: Morven Park was once the home of Virginia governor, Westmoreland Davis...
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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The best mansion in the region

Really the best, maybe second after Hillwood Estate in DC. We saw a lot of places here and there and this place really impressed us. Mount Vernon has history at top level but is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Really the best, maybe second after Hillwood Estate in DC. We saw a lot of places here and there and this place really impressed us. Mount Vernon has history at top level but is way below...The guided tour takes place every hour and is 40 minutes long, visiting 9 superb rooms. Nice furniture, art, paintings, a great collection even if... More 

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Out for a drive in Loudoun County, Va and saw the signs for Morven Park. Had NO IDEA what a hidden gem was down the path from the quiet gravel parking lot. Excellent tour of a beautiful, historic home!

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Davis Mansion is beautifully set on lush greens with elegance inside and out. The tour is a little short, but worth it. Enjoy touring the home, cottage and lands. The hunt museum is also full of wonderful items.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful historical home and grounds. Adults and children alike were in awe of the furnishings and carriages. Lovely grounds for photographs. Very peaceful and enjoyable afternoon.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was our first time to visit Morven Park so we did everything including the carriage ride and visit the carriage museum. We had a very nice time. It is a nice property to walk the grounds. It looks like it hosts a lot of events there. It was just a relaxing day.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great place for horse events and more. This fantastic home is an excellent home for so many Leesburg events, ro just drive through and take a peek at the "Foxcatcher" set.

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Bluemont, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

An interesting historic home. I don't want to spoil the fun by describing all but . . . the view of surrounding area is very nice, a stroll of the grounds is pleasant (even on a hot day) and the carriage museum is a unique feature not to be missed. The stories of the various property owners are interesting.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I love visiting Morven Park, the staff there are incredibly friendly and professional. I always get something new from every visit. There are a lot of historical sites in the area but this one always stands out as the best to me.

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Skovlunde, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

a house filles with many interesting things. Not enough time to linger in each room (all stuffed with curious things that would be worth lingering over), but great stories from an interesting family

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

On this spacious plantation the imposing Morven house stands to remind you of what it was to be rich in the 1800's.

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