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Morven Park

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Address: 17195 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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This is such a beautiful home in a gorgeous part of Virginia. The docent explained the history of the Manor and its residents very well. The Carriage House is very refreshing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

This is such a beautiful home in a gorgeous part of Virginia. The docent explained the history of the Manor and its residents very well. The Carriage House is very refreshing, showing how people got around before the automobile. Enjoy the scenery and the local wineries.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

This was a fabulous house tour experience! Anna was a fantastic docent; she was entertaining, knowledgeable, and friendly. My husband and I were the only ones on the tour Saturday afternoon, and we got to ask so many questions. The house, historical pieces, and families' stories were fascinating and well worth the drive out and the price. Your ticket also... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I love taking visitors to Morven Park. You can spend a little time or all day. Entrance to the park is free, but you pay for the mansion tour (absolutely worth it) and learn about former Governor Westmorland Davis and his contributions to farming in Virginia as well as early home modernizations as the mansion was updated. Then you visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

I got to Morven Park right before the mansion was set to open and lucked out having a private tour through the house. Unlike most historic homes I have been to, this one focused on the last occupants and not the items within the home. The house was in excellent condition and had mementos from all over the work. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The contents is 95% original to the home of VA Governor Westmoreland Davis and his wife, and chock full of paintings, furniture and items purchased on their travels. However, the tour is so information narrow. No information on the paintings, the provenance of the furniture and tapestries, and very little on the architecture – the potential is so great. And... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

The tour of the Morven Park house is excellent. The tour is made very interesting and worth the money. You can also visit the Carriage House which houses very well cared for carriages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Lovely place, great short toure. The carriage museum seemed a little out of place. Went with family for the holiday tour. Will definitely head back during the warmer months and see how the tour differs.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

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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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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