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“NICE MANSION TOUR” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Morven Park

Morven Park
17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176
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Ranked #2 of 72 things to do in Leesburg
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Owner description: 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.
Northern Virginia
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61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very interesting tour of Morven Park's mansion. The guide was very good and we were the only two in the group. The carriage museum is worth seeing too. Plan on walking around the grounds and exploring when you visit. The grounds are beautiful for hiking.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank ADKFIX
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Surf City, North Carolina
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great horse competition!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We came to Virginia to see my cousin ride in a dressage competition, and she did really well. The stables could have been nicer, but other than that we had a great time with the horse. They have a great cheap restaurant on the park and the grounds are gorgeous!

Visited June 2013
1 Thank R M
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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Love it here! Wonderful gardens! Beautiful land and if you are lucky you will see horses all around! Simply a wonderful place to get some peace and quiet!

Visited May 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice Place with No Crowds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Went here with bicycles and really enjoyed the easy way to tour the property. The adjoining Equestrian center property added some more trails to ride around and also added to the unique atmoshere we found. Beautiful gardens and lovely old buildings to wander around. Best thing was the place was empty on a Sunday afternoon giving it a sense of remoteness. We drove over the a winery afterwards and finished off the day.

Visited May 2013
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Franklin, Tennessee
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58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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
2 Thank Marissa52
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