Morven Park

Morven Park Encompassing over 1,000 acres of gardens, fields, lawns and wooded areas, Morven Park hosts over 100,000 visitors each year who attend equestrian events, special activities, guided tours and educational programs.

Purchased in 1903 by Westmoreland and Marguerite Davis, Morven Park encompasses over 1,000 acres of gardens, fields, lawns and wooded areas as well as three museums. Honoring Mrs. Davis' vision, the site now hosts over 100,000 visitors each year who attend equestrian events, special activities, guided tours and educational programs. Open All Year, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day Hours: Tours of Mansion, Winmill Carriage Museum, & Museum of Hounds and Hunting 12:00pm - 5:00pm Saturdays & Sundays Last Tour of the Mansion is at 4:00pm. Historic Gardens, Turkey Hill Farm, & Hiking Trails are open every day. Morven Park relies on donations from friends like you. Be a part of this special place by making a donation today at www.MorvenPark.org

Hey Morven Park runners! We see you and we applaud you on NATIONAL RUNNING DAY-- a day for runners to reaffirm their pas...
06/05/2019

Hey Morven Park runners! We see you and we applaud you on NATIONAL RUNNING DAY-- a day for runners to reaffirm their passion for running and a good day for beginners to begin a life-changing commitment to running.

Morven Park is popular with runners, running clubs and high school track teams. Thank you to everyone that appreciates the Park (at a brisk pace)!

#PoloInThePark returns in one month ... are you ready? Whether picnicking or tailgating, creating a well decorated and c...
06/05/2019

#PoloInThePark returns in one month ... are you ready?

Whether picnicking or tailgating, creating a well decorated and cohesive night for friends can be as simple as choosing a color or pattern. For example, all white can look very modern, while a pink and green plaid can look very preppy. Gingham is a popular and classic choice and is easy to find in most stores in a variety of colors. What's your tailgate style?

#WednesdayWisdom #TailgateTips

Do you know where you will be on July 4th? If you are a Morven Park Member you know EXACTLY where you will be-- at our p...
06/04/2019

Do you know where you will be on July 4th?
If you are a Morven Park Member you know EXACTLY where you will be--
at our private "Sparks at the Park" fireworks viewing party!
Sparks at the Park is a family-friendly 4th of July event held on the lawn of the historic Davis Mansion where you and your friends/family can enjoy a spectacular (and uncrowded) view of the Town of Leesburg fireworks. Coolers and picnics welcome! To become a member and get an invite, visit MorvenPark.org/Membership.

#SparksAtThePark #IndependenceDay

It looks like the weather is going to be PERFECT for this weekend's Garden Tour! Details & registration at https://bit.l...
06/04/2019

It looks like the weather is going to be PERFECT for this weekend's Garden Tour! Details & registration at https://bit.ly/2MnHu6m

Beauty that Endures: A Garden History & Tour
Saturday, June 8; Noon - 1:30 p.m.

The Morven Park boxwood gardens were a source of pride and joy for Marguerite Davis, Morven Park’s last private owner. Join Morven Park’s Director of Preservation Jana Shafagoj in the c.1820s stone barn for presentation on the history of the gardens; followed by a stroll through the gardens with Horticulturist Keith McMillan who will offer tips on the care and maintenance of historic gardens. Event will be held rain or shine. Advance ticket purchase required.

•A portion of this tour is a walking tour. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
•Tour will last approximately 90 minutes.
•ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED
•Questions? Email [email protected]

On this #MuseumMonday we send a shout out to Boy Scout Troop 998 and Eagle Scout Ryan Breen for completing his Eagle pro...
06/03/2019

On this #MuseumMonday we send a shout out to Boy Scout Troop 998 and Eagle Scout Ryan Breen for completing his Eagle project in the Winmill Carriage Museum this year.

His project, a rein board simulator, gives visitors a "hands on" experience as they pretend to drive a carriage like the ones found in the museum! Come check it out this weekend! #takeatour #MorvenParkMVPs #WinmillCarriageMuseum

Pssssst! Polo In the Park Tailgate Passes are now ON SALE to the public! Get one before we sell out. Visit PoloInThePark...
06/03/2019

Pssssst! Polo In the Park Tailgate Passes are now ON SALE to the public! Get one before we sell out.
Visit PoloInThePark.org for dates, details and payment information.

Registration for Youth Ultimate this summer at Morven Park is NOW OPEN! Visit MorvenPark.org/Ultimate to sign-up TODAY.-...
06/02/2019

Registration for Youth Ultimate this summer at Morven Park is NOW OPEN!
Visit MorvenPark.org/Ultimate to sign-up TODAY.
--Season is June 18 - August 6
--Co-ed, ages 8-14
--Games are Tuesday nights from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
--45 minutes of instruction / 45 minutes for games
--Team jersey included!
Registration is $75 through June 11th. After June 11th registration is $90.
#GetOutside #Ultimate #UltimateFrisbee #MorvenPark #LongLiveUltimate

Congratulations to Styliczed, owned and ridden by Bridgett McIntosh, the winner of last weekend's inaugural Morven Park ...
06/01/2019

Congratulations to Styliczed, owned and ridden by Bridgett McIntosh, the winner of last weekend's inaugural Morven Park Hunter Derby presented by Cavalor.

The next Hunter Show in our summer series will be held on June 22. Visit MorvenPark.org/Hunter for details and the prize list.

Have you visited us lately? If not, come out this weekend and #TakeAHike or #TakeATour. The mansion will be open for tou...
06/01/2019

Have you visited us lately? If not, come out this weekend and #TakeAHike or #TakeATour. The mansion will be open for tours from noon to 5:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. Bring a picnic and make a day of it! Visit MorvenPark.org/Tours and MorvenPark.org/Trails for all the details you need to plan your visit.

#SaturdaysAtThePark #MorvenPark #HistoricHouseMuseum #thisplacematters

Photo credit: Reza Mirzai

For this month's #PhotoOfTheMonth we just couldn't resist this little one! Kudos to Fluttering Shutter Photography for c...
05/31/2019

For this month's #PhotoOfTheMonth we just couldn't resist this little one! Kudos to Fluttering Shutter Photography for capturing the beauty of a summer evening here at Morven Park in this black and white image (and oh yeah, the baby too!).

#MorvenPark #MorvenParkPhotography #AskUsAboutBecomingAPreferredVendor

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05/31/2019

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Morven Park's cover photo
05/31/2019

Morven Park's cover photo

We are thrilled to be a part of Visit Loudoun's Summer of Love! Check out the full schedule of events planned and mark y...
05/31/2019

We are thrilled to be a part of Visit Loudoun's Summer of Love! Check out the full schedule of events planned and mark your calendars for July 27th when the "love bus" comes to Morven Park's Polo in the Park for a Lilly Pulitzer themed night and fashion show.

#LoveLoudoun #50yearsoflove #VAisforlovers

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From concerts & crafting days to festivals & fun on the farm, we're putting on the grooviest summer to celebrate #50YearsOfLove ♥️
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🎟️ Grab your tickets to our Summer's kickoff: Woodstock in The Gap's "Dinner Under the Stars" ✨ And, check out all the other totally awesome Tour Stops in our latest blog post! 💜
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#ShareWhatYouLove #LoveVA Virginia is for Lovers

Just for #FridayFun, here's the hat that won the "fancy hat" contest at last weekend's Virginia Foxhound Show at Morven ...
05/31/2019

Just for #FridayFun, here's the hat that won the "fancy hat" contest at last weekend's Virginia Foxhound Show at Morven Park. We love it too!

Photo credit: Wentworth Hunt

Whether you are a weekend warrior or a member of the Leesburg Garden Club,we bet you will enjoy "Beauty that Endures: A ...
05/30/2019

Whether you are a weekend warrior or a member of the Leesburg Garden Club,we bet you will enjoy "Beauty that Endures: A Garden History & Tour".

Offered on Saturday, June 8th, this #SpecialtyTour begins in the Stone Barn with a discussion of the history of the Park's boxwood gardens and ends with a walk through the gardens with our horticulturist on hand to answer questions and provide insight on the plantings, layout, etc. Pre-registration required; visit https://bit.ly/2MnHu6m to sign-up today!

Morven Park Carriage Pleasure Show, ArenaDriving Trial & Cross-Country Pleasure Drive entries are due TODAY! Visit Morve...
05/30/2019

Morven Park Carriage Pleasure Show, Arena
Driving Trial & Cross-Country Pleasure Drive entries are due TODAY! Visit MorvenPark.org/Carriages for show information and prize list. Questions? Email [email protected].

A hydrangea's color is based on the type of soil it is in. For blue flowers, the hydrangeas need to be grown in acidic s...
05/29/2019

A hydrangea's color is based on the type of soil it is in. For blue flowers, the hydrangeas need to be grown in acidic soil (pH 5.5 and lower). For pink flowers, the plants need neutral to alkaline soils (pH 6.5 and higher). For purple blooms (or a mix of blue and pink flowers on the same plant), the pH of the soil must be 5.5 and pH 6.5.

#GardenGrown #WednesdayWisdom #MorvenPark

Springtime blooms will only continue to flourish as the weather warms and more plants “graduate” from the greenhouse...
05/28/2019

Springtime blooms will only continue to flourish as the weather warms and more plants “graduate” from the greenhouse into the historic gardens. Ever wondered about Marguerite Davis’ garden vision in the 1920s and 1930s? Want to know how we plan out the gardens’ plantings each season? Join staff for a talk and walking tour through the gardens on Saturday, June 8th at Noon for our next #SpecialtyTour "Beauty that Endures: A Garden History & Tour". Register at https://bit.ly/2MnHu6m. Come with questions and comfortable walking shoes!

#TakeATour #SpecialtyTour #bloomsatthepark

Morven Park Administrative Offices, mansion, and museums are closed today in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The...
05/27/2019

Morven Park Administrative Offices, mansion, and museums are closed today in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The gardens and grounds are open until 5:00 p.m. if you would like to visit the Park for a walk, hike, or picnic.

All of the photos from Erin Gilmore Photography are up from our first Summer Hunter Series show!www.eringilmorephotos.co...
05/26/2019

All of the photos from Erin Gilmore Photography are up from our first Summer Hunter Series show!

www.eringilmorephotos.com

Today's the day! Come by Morven Park for the Virginia Foxhound Show, the largest hound show in the world, that brings fo...
05/26/2019

Today's the day! Come by Morven Park for the Virginia Foxhound Show, the largest hound show in the world, that brings foxhounds of all types to the flags for viewing, comparing, and judging. Whether a Master or huntsman or enthusiast you have the opportunity to socialize and chat, in a magnificent setting, about the merits and traits of the canine objects of your desire. https://virginiafoxhoundclub.org/hound-show

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to all of our competitors for coming out to support our first show of our Summe...
05/26/2019

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to all of our competitors for coming out to support our first show of our Summer Hunter Series! We look forward to seeing everyone again June 22.

Our photographer, Erin Gilmore Photography, is currently uploading all of the photos from today and we will post as soon as they are available.

At the Park today:The first show in our Summer Hunter Series at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center - Morven...
05/25/2019

At the Park today:

The first show in our Summer Hunter Series at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center - MorvenPark.org/Hunter

The Virginian Elite Soccer Tournament at the Morven Park Athletic Complex - http://www.soccertournament.com/

#TakeATour of the Davis Mansion - MorvenPark.org/Tours

...and tomorrow the Virginia Foxhound Show - https://virginiafoxhoundclub.org/hound-show

Our first Hunter Show in our summer series is THIS SATURDAY at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center! For thos...
05/23/2019

Our first Hunter Show in our summer series is THIS SATURDAY at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center!

For those unfamiliar, Hunter shows ask horse and rider to navigate a course set with a series of natural fences meant to imitate the hunt field. The show will be held in our beautiful new Grand Prix Arena and will feature a Hunter Derby, presented by Cavalor. Spectators are welcome and admission is FREE! MorvenPark.org/Hunter

#MorvenPark #SummerSeries #HunterLife #EquestrianSport

Photo credit: Teresa Ramsay

Have some time on your hands this summer? Visit MorvenPark.org/Volunteer to connect with our Volunteer Coordinator Jacki...
05/23/2019

Have some time on your hands this summer? Visit MorvenPark.org/Volunteer to connect with our Volunteer Coordinator Jackie Wright Ly and learn about individual, group and corporate opportunities to make a difference here at the Park!

This photo shows students in the Loudoun County High School JROTC program helping clean up our hiking trails last summer!

#volunteer #MorvenParkMVPs #service #GivingBack #MakeADifference

This Sunday the 2019 Virginia Foxhound Show will be held at Morven Park (for event details visit https://virginiafoxhoun...
05/22/2019

This Sunday the 2019 Virginia Foxhound Show will be held at Morven Park (for event details visit https://virginiafoxhoundclub.org/hound-show).

Remember, when hosting an event with doggie guests you need to make sure that you have treats and water for the pups as well as the people.

#WednesdayWisdom #MorvenParkEvents

Registration for Youth Ultimate at Morven Park is NOW OPEN!--Season is June 1- August 6. --Co-ed, ages 8-14--Games are T...
05/21/2019

Registration for Youth Ultimate at Morven Park is NOW OPEN!
--Season is June 1- August 6.
--Co-ed, ages 8-14
--Games are Tuesday nights from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
--45 minutes of instruction / 45 minutes for games
--Team jersey included!
Registration is $75 through June 11th. After June 11th registration is $90. Visit MorvenPark.org/Ultimate to sign-up TODAY!

#GetOutside #Ultimate #UltimateFrisbee #MorvenPark #LongLiveUltimate

Morven Park's cover photo
05/21/2019

Morven Park's cover photo

Don't forget -- the Morven Park Gardens will close today at 1:00 p.m. and will not reopen until 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morni...
05/21/2019

Don't forget -- the Morven Park Gardens will close today at 1:00 p.m. and will not reopen until 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. Thank you for your understanding while we do routine maintenance and spray for pests.

Did you know that the Winmill Carriage Museum collection was once the private collection of one woman, Viola Townsend Wi...
05/20/2019

Did you know that the Winmill Carriage Museum collection was once the private collection of one woman, Viola Townsend Winmill? Her generous gift to Morven Park in the 1960s continues to WOW visitors today. Would you like to see carriages like Viola’s in action? Join us on June 14-16 for the Morven Park Carriage Show and Pleasure Drive, free to spectators and loads of fun! For more information visit MorvenPark.org/Carriages.

In the meantime, you can visit the Winmill Carriage Museum this weekend from noon - 5:00 p.m. Tickets are purchased at the Mansion Visitor Center and provide admission to all three museums at Morven Park.Visit MorvenPark.org/Tours for more details.

#MuseumMonday #carriagedriving #antiques #giddyup

This time next Sunday the Virginia Foxhound Show will be underway at Morven Park. Mark your calendar and come by to chec...
05/19/2019

This time next Sunday the Virginia Foxhound Show will be underway at Morven Park. Mark your calendar and come by to check it out! https://virginiafoxhoundclub.org/hound-show

Until then, today is a great day to #TakeATour or #TakeAHike at Morven Park. Tour info can be found at MorvenPark.org/Tours and Trail Maps can be found at MorvenPark.org/Trails.

#MorvenPark #SundayFUNday

Enjoy our latest education blog while you sip your coffee (or tea) on this beautiful Sunday morning.Click here--> https:...
05/19/2019

Enjoy our latest education blog while you sip your coffee (or tea) on this beautiful Sunday morning.

Click here--> https://bit.ly/2VMbJb2 to read "School Year Success" by Alecia Bryner, Education Program Coordinator at Morven Park.

#BlogTime #MorvenPark #civicsmatters #thisplacematters

Two items of interest for anyone planning a visit to the Park this weekend and next week:1) The Museum of Hounds and Hun...
05/18/2019

Two items of interest for anyone planning a visit to the Park this weekend and next week:

1) The Museum of Hounds and Hunting of North America will be closed this weekend due to the installation of new exhibits. The new exhibits will be open to the general public on May 26th.

2) The Park's Gardens will close at 1:00 p.m. on May 21st for routine maintenance and pest control. The gardens will reopen on May 22nd at 8:00 a.m.

The mansion at Morven Park is an elegant representation of the Greek Revival style, but did you know that in 1861 the ma...
05/17/2019

The mansion at Morven Park is an elegant representation of the Greek Revival style, but did you know that in 1861 the mansion was renovated in the Italianate style?

For more information on how to identify the Italianate style, its influences and its rise to popularity, check out this article from the National Trust for Historic Preservation ---> https://bit.ly/30udyZg

Also, don't forget you can #TakeATour of the Davis Mansion on Saturday and Sunday from noon - 5:00 p.m. Tours start on the hour and the last one begins at 4:00 p.m.

#MorvenPark #localhistorymatters #DidYouKnow #HistoricHouseMuseum

Don't forget! We are still accepting entries for the 7th Annual Morven Park International Equestrian Center Carriage Ple...
05/17/2019

Don't forget! We are still accepting entries for the 7th Annual Morven Park International Equestrian Center Carriage Pleasure Show, Arena Driving Trial & Cross Country Pleasure Drive.

ADT held on Friday, June 14. Pleasure Show Competition Classes held on Saturday & Sunday, June 15-16. Entries close May 30, 2019.

More details at MorvenPark.org/Carriages. Questions? Email [email protected].

On this #ThoughtfulThursday we offer up a new blog post from Jackie Ly, Morven Park's Museum Engagement Manager. READ IT...
05/16/2019

On this #ThoughtfulThursday we offer up a new blog post from Jackie Ly, Morven Park's Museum Engagement Manager. READ IT HERE ---> https://bit.ly/2Qg8vHb

Jackie represented Morven Park at the 2019 Historic House Summit and in the blog she reflects on some of her takeaways from the conference and highlights her presentation on avoiding workplace burnout.

#BlogPost #MorvenPark #thisplacematters

Morven Park is in a boxwood blight danger zone -- HELP US KEEP THE PARK SAFE!Boxwood blight is caused by a fungus that a...
05/16/2019

Morven Park is in a boxwood blight danger zone -- HELP US KEEP THE PARK SAFE!

Boxwood blight is caused by a fungus that attaches to the leaves and branches of boxwoods, causing severe defoliation and dieback. While on Park grounds we ask that you avoid all contact with the boxwoods, THIS INCLUDES PETS. The spores that carry the disease are easily transported on clothing, shoes, gloves, fur, etc.

Additionally, boxwood leaves/trimmings/clippings CAN NOT be brought onto Park grounds for decoration or demonstration purposes.

To learn more about Boxwood blight and how it is impacting Virginia and other East Coast states, or to learn how to protect boxwoods on your own property, visit https://bit.ly/2ZijpjK.

RIDER REMINDER! Morven Park's Summer Hunter Series begins May 25th and the deadline for early entry discount is one week...
05/15/2019

RIDER REMINDER! Morven Park's Summer Hunter Series begins May 25th and the deadline for early entry discount is one week away (May 22nd).

Each show will be held in our beautiful new Grand Prix Arena and will feature a Hunter Derby, presented by Cavalor. Series end championship awards and prizes will be given for each division.

We're also thrilled to announce that Erin Gilmore Photography will be the official show photographer.

Please refer to the prizelist at MorvenPark.org/Hunter for entry information and contact [email protected] with any questions.

Photo Credit: Teresa Ramsay

#WeddingWednesday tip:If you are planning on adding a cultural or extremely personal addition to your wedding, add a not...
05/15/2019

#WeddingWednesday tip:
If you are planning on adding a cultural or extremely personal addition to your wedding, add a note about it in your program. This can be anything from a translation of Greek in your vows, or the meaning behind Celtic handfasting, or how your first dance will be to the song that was playing when you met.

#MorvenParkWeddings

Photo credit: Hope Taylor Photography

Don't miss out on the EARLY BIRD registration for Morven Park's Youth Ultimate Frisbee this summer! *Season starts June ...
05/14/2019

Don't miss out on the EARLY BIRD registration for Morven Park's Youth Ultimate Frisbee this summer!

*Season starts June 18th and runs through August 6th.
*Co-ed, ages 8-14
*Games Tuesday nights, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
*45 minutes of instruction / 45 minutes for games
*Early Bird Registration is $60 (ends May 18th). Team jersey included!
REGISTER AT MorvenPark.org/Ultimate

Looking for adult Ultimate leagues? Visit LoudounUltimateDisc.com

On this #MuseumMonday we are proud to announce that Morven Park is once again enrolled in the Blue Star Museums Program!...
05/13/2019

On this #MuseumMonday we are proud to announce that Morven Park is once again enrolled in the Blue Star Museums Program! That means that starting on Armed Forces Day (this Saturday), and running through Labor Day on September 2nd, active duty military and their families will receive FREE museum admission with a valid ID. Please join us in thanking our military families for all that they do for our community!

Here's a link to a press release with full details: https://bit.ly/2HqGmJs

#thankyou #TakeATour #militaryappreciation #bluestarmuseum

Address

17195 Southern Planter Ln
Leesburg, VA
20176

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 777-2414

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