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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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Nice grounds!

We were able to walk the two trails that the park offers. The one has a bit of an incline at the beginning but that just makes it all the more fun! The other one was more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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352 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to walk the two trails that the park offers. The one has a bit of an incline at the beginning but that just makes it all the more fun! The other one was more swampy and 'wet' but again, that just makes it all that much more fun! Neither trail was long or overly intense. Well worth... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It was cool to tour the mansion and see the land, and the price was reasonable. However, we were disappointed that the tour was their "Christmas tour", only highlighting on half of the house while talking about the origins of American Christmas traditions instead of giving a full tour of the house.

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Thank Wesley D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

What a beautiful park! We visited in the middle of foliage season and were so surprised this oasis is so close to DC yet we had never heard of it. We did not tour the house or museum but enjoyed a nice stroll around the grounds, which the staff does a spectacular job of maintaining. Looking forward to returning in... More 

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Thank courtney9384
VA
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Enjoyed getting some history while in Loudoun County over the weekend. I liked the home and the carriage museum. The docent was not as knowledgeable beyond her scripted presentation. A little more depth of knowledge would have filled in the gaps. Interesting history...an era I was not as familiar with.

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Thank Ken S
Point of Rocks, Maryland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love the tour inside of the mansion/museum, the separate carriage museum as well as strolling the grounds. I've attended the Virginia Hound Show there, which made for incredible photos. If you love history, Virginia and/or just beautiful surroundings, do yourself a favor and check it out!

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the tour of the mansion, but pretty much every question that was asked about anything was answered with "I'm not sure" or "I don't know". While I understand that a lot of information about the property wasn't handed down, there were some questions which could be answered if they would have just invested in having a historian and/or... More 

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Thank sdnoethen
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Our small carriage driving club was there for about the fourth time for a competition. We are always warmly welcomed by an organized manager who expects us. Every question is answered. Our stalls are prepared, convenient, comfortable and safe. We have come at different times of the year.. from hot to cold, and the stable manager is always there (Laura... More 

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Thank sue s
Leesburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful property and very well maintained. The tour guides were so knowledgable and interesting. Loved that you could move freely in each room and see everything up close. The coach/carriage barn was also very interesting.

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Sergeantsville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Really a great place to tour in Leesburg. The grounds are beautiful and the the tour of the mansion is superb. There is also a fine museum with many vintage vehicles worth taking in.

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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Morven Park is the home to Westmoreland Park and the Winmill Coach Museum. To enjoy the museu safe.m to its fullest its advisable to go on a guided tour. None of the rooms have barriers so you are up close and personal with all the artifacts. One can almost feel the hosts and guests around the ornate dining table. The... More 

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