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Address: 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone Number: 17037772414
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Morven Park was once the home of Virginia governor, Westmoreland Davis, and...

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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great place, a little out of the way

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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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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Stafford, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stopped by Morven Park on a Sunday afternoon and there was plenty to see and do. The house is beautiful and the grounds are worth seeing. Plenty of space for kiddies to run around and to take a leisurely walk. There is a carriage museum that is included with the cost of the house tour and the grounds hold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This is an interesting place steeped in Colonial history. There's also an excellent carriage museum on the grounds that's absolutely worth visiting simply amazing things in there a good reminder of a life long gone. Highly recommend the house and grounds tour as well as seasonal holiday and candlelit tours around Christmas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We visited the Leesburg area in winter and wanted to get out and see some history before the snowstorm hit. were very happy to find this gem open, when several other places like it are closed. We toured the mansion and the Hound & Hunting Museum and Carriage Museum at Morven Park and found beautifully displayed artifacts in a wonderfully... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Like stepping back in time! The home was beautifully decorated for the holidays and there was so many things to see. We toured the home and carriage museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Morven park is lovely...grounds are amazing with good short walking trails. We visited in the winter and also did the house tour. We visit one historic house a year...a tradition. By far our tour guide, Matt, gave the most interesting, knowledgeable narrative of any tour we have taken in the last ten years. His ability to distill complex ideas, facts,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We wandered the grounds of this lovely expansive park on a beautiful fall day and enjoyed the changing foliage. The mansion wasn't open during the hours of our visit so we couldn't see inside but we explored the gardens on our own.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Grounds were gorgeous. Most is free. There is a $10 tour of the mansion which is well worth the money. We learned a lot and enjoyed how well informed the guide was. A wonderful day trip.

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Frederick, Maryland
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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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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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