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Morven Park

Address: 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone Number: 703 777 2414
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Ranked #1 of 36 Attractions in Leesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, Outdoors

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Leesburg, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Morven Park was home to many old Virginia families over the centuries. Westmoreland Davis and his wife Marguarite moved here in the early 1900s. He was a lawyer, farmer, governor, and experimented to improve the agriculture business in the region. Sound boring? If you get Matt for a tour guide, you will become as excited as he is about the... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

There was a wedding taking place the day we were there. What a great place for that! It overlooks a lot of land and scenery. The tour inside the home itself was very informative. The docent was so knowledgable and friendly. The Hunters museum is also on site and self-guided.

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Loudoun County, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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563 reviews 563 reviews
276 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
2 reviews
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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