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“Beautiful Grounds and Interesting History”
Review of Morven Park

Morven Park
Ranked #3 of 88 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.
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

We came here on the last tour that occurred during the week, because during the school year it is closed and is open only for weekends. The small museum about the hunt, hounds & horses was pretty boring, but the mansion tour was very interesting. Our tour guide Anna was very knowledgeable and informative. The mansion is really nice and is big. The history of the mansion is very extensive and complex and is worth the visit. It is shocking how beautiful and big it is and no one really seems to go there. The park is very empty. It was the highlight of our daytrip to Leesburg. This is a great place to go because the town of Leesburg isn't really very interesting itself, so this is a great destination.

Thank Mateo S
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"white house"
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"beautiful period"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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"our tour guide"
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"formal gardens"
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"saturday and sunday"
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"learn how"
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"really enjoyed our visit"
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"lots of history"
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"civil war"
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

We didn't go inside because it was closed by the time we got there - but the kids loved walking up to it/ watching the fireflies and just walking around. It was definitely worth the visit.

Thank Jill S
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

We had a very nice time walking around the grounds of Morven Park and exploring the gardens. We got there before the mansion opened, so we didn't tour it, but there was plenty to see. The gardens were quite nice, and we loved seeing the turkeys that had been pardoned by the White House!

Thank wandermom321
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

It amazes me how quiet and seemingly unused this park is for how special it is. Fantastic views and significant historical interest from the steps of the Old Governors Mansion... "Picture Perfect" brick walls, landscaping, fields, fountains, funky horse jumps, etc for family portraits, couples pictures, holiday card photo shoots or even pet pics! Places to hike, trail run, exercise... polo fields/matches, equestrian activities and more. It's a stunning spot, it makes for a great outing, and it's right on the edge of Town of Leesburg! It's a stop we take all of our out of town family guests to see when they are visiting. It's too convenient and too special not to put on your itinerary!

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Beautiful period mansion and grounds. We go to the VA Hound Show there every year. The grounds are kept beautifully, the house is magnificent. Lots of history there. Would be a fairytale to live there.

Thank Anne B
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