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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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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Morven Park is a beautiful 1,000 acre site in Leesburg, Virginia, the seat of historic Loudon County. This attraction has been growing and evolving since circa 1790, when one Wilson Cary Selden built a fieldstone house atop a gently rising hill, which house was subsequently incorporated in the north wing of the present mansion. The estate passed through a series... More

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Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit. Our guide Caitlin was very knowledgeable. We felt immersed in the history of the time plus enjoyed seeing how the wealthy governor and his wife lived. We also toured the carriage museum which is mostly self guided. It was fun to see the variety of vehicles and their different uses.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This estate was purchased by a husbandfrom the south and a wife from New York. After this lawyer became a deeply committed planter, he bought a magazine and continued agricultural education. I never heard of him, though he later became something like a Tea Party governor of Virginia. The grounds are the big feature of this place but the house... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We went December 31 and the museum and tours were closed. It was our last day in VA before we headed back home, so we decided to adventure on our own. There's a beautiful trail to walk, it is clean, quiet, all you see is nature, little river creeks, horses and other animals. I would think spring or fall may... More

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Leesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We had the pleasure of taking a tour of Morven Park today with Jackie, although two of us had been twice, we both learned new interesting information regarding Morven Park. Morven Park is not one of those locations you just want to visit once, it looks a little different each time you go. The holiday decorations and furnishings bring you... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We had a house tour for two with Ashley, a very knowledgeable and pleasant docent. She answered our many questions with high enthusiasm for Morven Park and its history, inhabitants, and the culture of the Leesburg area. Next visit we will plan on spending time in the park and gardens and enjoying the carriage house. Highly recommend this tour.

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Herminie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

i liked our young historic interpeter. She was knoweldge and friendly. Ashley was her name. If you love touring old homes this is the way to go. The only thing they could improve was their gardens. Best mansion the whole trip. Happy touring.

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Mansion and Carriage Museum are beautiful and our tour guide Jackie was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Lovely grounds and reasonably priced admission. The house is historic and worth a tour. The carriage museum was also fun.

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Leesburg, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is an absolutely gorgeous park, serene and full if history. It is lovely for picnics, but also has museums that are interesting. events are held here and although I've not attended, the park is quite large and can hold many people.

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