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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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Nice afternoon

We had a Groupon - 4 adults for $20. At that rate the tour of the house was interesting. As stated on the website, the tour is more about the people who lived in the house... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had a Groupon - 4 adults for $20. At that rate the tour of the house was interesting. As stated on the website, the tour is more about the people who lived in the house (Westmoreland Davis, the 55th Governor of Virginia, and his wife Marguerite Inman Davis) rather than the house or its furnishings. However, since the Governor... More 

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Lutherville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is an odd but welcoming place that is worth the stop if you are touring Leesburg and environs. The grounds are lovely if not outstanding, and the house is exceptionally well kept. But the story and furnishings are a bit random, the idiosyncrasies of early 20th century inherited money with an entertaining populist twist. You will not come away... More 

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San Marcos, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I found this historical treasure because of groupon. I was visiting friends who had lived in Leesburg for years but never knew about this place. In addition to it's beautifully kept buildings and original furnishings it has elaborate grounds. There is also an extensive carriage collection on display. The tour and tourguide were very interesting and informative. Our visit to... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stunning mansion with interesting social background set in 1000 acres of parkland. Tour is 45 minutes and you learn about the history of the house and the reform governor of Virginia who lived here for 3 decades. Air conditioned. handicap parking very close to entrance. First floor is totally accessible, including the restroom which has its own fireplace! Interesting ornate... More 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

In beautiful horse country, it's hard to believe this is less than an hour from downtown DC. Magnificent country house and gardens. But it's the tour that takes the cake. The guide says at the beginning that she isn't going to talk about the items in the house, but the people who lived there. The focus is on early 1900's... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

If you like getting a glimpse of how a house looked when in use this one fits the bill. So wonderful that you can wander the rooms without ropes blocking things off. House is air conditioned and the tour is in small groups. You see 9 rooms with others open for optional self touring. Great surprise is this is where... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I come for the Hound Show every year and am always impressed with the pleasantness of the house and grounds. The Museum of Hounds and Hunting was not charging an entry fee so I was able to see some great stuff including paintings of notable huntsman through the years. Between the art, artifacts, and getting to walk through the historic... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

exceptional heritage and detailed tour of each room of the mansion. the grounds were amazing and expansive

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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Morven Park's beautiful, iconic mansion reigns over the 1000 or so acres I visit on a regular basis to participate in Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy events held on the grounds. But until this visit I had never gone into the mansion itself. The mansion tour is amazing and truly stepping back in time. The history of the mansion and grounds, the... More 

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chantilli,va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a beautiful mansion. Most of the furnishings are original. The docent was excellent. We did not see the Carriage house as it was closed for repairs but were very impressed with the mansion.

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