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“Downton Abbey in VA” 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 50 attractions in Leesburg
Type: Historic Sites
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Franklin, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Downton Abbey in VA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

House was beautiful, original furnishings, guide was passionate about this place and definitely knew his stuff

Visited April 2013
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midlothian, virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Very interesting house and gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

A step back in time to a home which housed an interesting couple
Who were social leaders interested in new, at the time, farming
Methods

Visited May 2012
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United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Downton Abbey like afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

For history enthusiasts, it's well worth a visit to learn about the Westmorelands. The cost of the tour is quite reasonable and the real treat is being up close to the room furnishings. You're not kept behind a velvet rope. The carriage house tour is self guided but a fun diversion. Walking the grounds on a springlike day is a relaxing and lazy way to spend an afternoon. Probably not interesting for kids or teens.

Visited March 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Spend a couple of hours here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Well worth visiting- great interactive tour and the place was fabulous. The price for the tour was reasonable ($4-6 each) and the guide was knowledgable and the rooms were fascinating- an original GE fridge, cherry splitter etc.

Visited March 2013
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McLean, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Check out this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Got an hour? Want a place not packed with tourists? Would you (or your date, or guests from out of town) like a little dose of beauty, scenery, history, or culture? Watch Downton Abbey? Take a drive to Leesburg and visit Morven. My 14-yr-old daughter liked it fine, and the little kids in our small tour group looked engaged too. (They hand the kids photos of items to find in each room, so it makes it a game.) I agree with another reviewer that a picnic lunch would have been perfect. Maybe a frisbee or kite too---the grounds are endless. We forgot to search for the rugged Civil War huts, but we will return again.
We also enjoyed learning for the first time about the last owner, fantastic American...Governor Westmoreland Davis, who moved down from NYC and worked hard to restore and improve the livelihoods and methods of farmers. A brilliant and altruistic individual.
And the Mansion Admission fee is only $5.

Visited February 2013
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