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Morven Park

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Address: 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone Number: 703 777 2414
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This place was great. We used a Groupon, which worked out to $5 per adult; we had three kids with us, and one (age 5) got in free, and the other two were $5 each--all in all, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
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Frederick, Maryland
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Frederick, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place was great. We used a Groupon, which worked out to $5 per adult; we had three kids with us, and one (age 5) got in free, and the other two were $5 each--all in all, a reasonable price for the experience. The main house is very grand, although from the outside, it looks like it needs some work.... More 

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Hughesville, MD
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90 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband and I are not big history buffs but I found this tour very interesting. The tour guide was very knowledgable about the different families that lived there. The home did not have that old musty smell like most older homes. There are stairs so be prepared. To think such a large home and never any children raised there.... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Had a group-on to visit Morven Park. It was a lovely fall afternoon, perfect for a trip to the "country". The grounds are lovely and quite extensive. My husband and I love looking at old homes - especially ones that are furnished. The house is well maintained and has quite a collection of period pieces. The chandeliers are magnificent. Our... More 

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Frederick
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274 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We visited here because of getting a Groupon (2 for 1). It was a perfect day to come here, a warm, dry, sunny day in October. It was not that difficult to find, at the second entrance, and parking is free in the paved lot. There is no signage there telling you where to go so we and others were... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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122 reviews 122 reviews
26 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Our tour group visited here on our specialty tour of D.C. I asked my planner to find places that no one visits or is aware of and this was one of them. What a hit! We couldn't believe our eyes as we toured this magnificent home. They are still in the process of cataloging it as the records to the... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Admission is a very reasonable $10 pp or find it 2 for one on Groupon! Admission price gets you in to the house, carriage museum (self guided), fox hunting museum and grounds. Interesting and informative tour. Long enough but not too long, if you know what I mean. Impressive collection of 16th century antiques, paintings, Flemish tapestries, etc. The docent... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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385 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 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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