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“Interesting and educational” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Morven Park

Morven Park
17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176
703 777 2414
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Ranked #2 of 71 things to do in Leesburg
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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111 reviews
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“Interesting and educational”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Tucked away in a corner of Leesburg is Morven Park. The property is very nice and well maintained, and offers a good opportuinty for a relaxing afternoon walk. The tour of the mansion is about 45-60 minutes long, very well conducted and related, and offers a good recount on what the owners of this mansion must have gone through from its beginning until now--a combination of art and history.With original furniture and well preserved rooms, the mansion is worth a visit to learn more about American history and in particular, Virginia. By stepping into each room, you can appreciate the history of this family and its predecessors, and learn about what was going on in Virginia and in America in those years, and how people managed back in those days.

We did not do the carriage tour but only the house. The fee is very small ($5/house) and if you have AAA, you can get a $1 discount. Well worth our time and money.

Visited June 2012
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“Original furnishings / Beautiful estate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

One of the most fascinating and rare aspects of this historic home is that all of the furnishings/contents are original. Even the books in the beautiful library. Had a wonderful, personal tour of the home and carriage house (a surprisingly large and fantastic collection).Lovely formal garden & excellent views. Highly recommended if you are in the area. Only a short drive from DC.

Visited May 2012
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Aldie, Virginia
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“Best kept secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Loved the pristine 1200 acres. The have equine therapy horses and trails to ride and a beautiful mansion and carriage museum. They are also doing sustainable agriculture!

Visited May 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Beautiful property - short on amenities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

I have gone to a number of events here over ten years from horse events to racing. It is a really pretty place if you plan to picnic or do a self-guided tour. It is short on historial information.

Visited January 2012
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Frederick, MD
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“This is a hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

If you like historic homes this is a must see. The grounds are beautiful and the house is in excellent condition. The best part is how close this place is to dc and Baltimore. It makes a great day trip.

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