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“A great Historic Mansion Tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Morven Park

Morven Park
17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176
703 777 2414
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Ranked #1 of 71 things to do in Leesburg
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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“A great Historic Mansion Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

If you like history, and well preserved and well kept mansions, don't miss this one! The approximate 45 minute to 1 hour tour was very well done and the mansion is filled with a collection of unique and beautful furnishing from all over the world including a few pieces and tapestries from at least one European castle. The separate carriage collection is also well presented and interesting, and a few reproductions of Civil War Soldier Huts is also worth 'a look.' Overall, my wife and I spent a couple of very interesting and well worth hours here and the cost was very very reasonable! We'd like to visit again at Christmas when they'll have the house decorated as it may have appeared during the holidays in the 1920's.

Visited September 2012
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Apex, North Carolina
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“Beautiful and interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Grounds are beautiful, nice place to picnic or go on a stroll. I hear they do weddings, they would be gorgeous. House is pretty and tour was interesting, story of the owners.

Visited June 2012
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Dickerson, Maryland
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“Good place for festivals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Nice facilities and convenience to road for festivals. Hosts the NOVA Brewfest each June. Free parking on grass.

Visited June 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Paris
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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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