Morven Park

Morven Park Encompassing over 1,000 acres of gardens, fields, lawns and wooded areas, Morven Park hosts over 250,000 visitors each year who attend equestrian events, special activities, guided tours and educational programs.
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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 250,000 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 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 MorvenPark.org/DonateNow.

Due to snowy/icy conditions, Morven Park will not open for visitors until 10:00 a.m. today. Thanks for your understandin...
01/08/2020

Due to snowy/icy conditions, Morven Park will not open for visitors until 10:00 a.m. today. Thanks for your understanding!

#snowremoval #salting #SnowPretty

Yay! The first snow of the year is here! In order to properly prepare the Park's roadways and walkways for visitors, we ...
01/07/2020

Yay! The first snow of the year is here!
In order to properly prepare the Park's roadways and walkways for visitors, we will delay opening on Wednesday, January 8th until 10:00 a.m. Stay safe and warm everyone!

Be a part of the #BestPartyInLoudoun!Businesses interested in partnering with Morven Park for this summer's Polo in the ...
01/06/2020

Be a part of the #BestPartyInLoudoun!
Businesses interested in partnering with Morven Park for this summer's Polo in the Park season should reach out NOW to [email protected] or call 703.777.2414 ext. 6616.

#PoloInThePark
#SeeAndBeSeen
#EquestrianSport
#MorvenPark

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Have you seen our latest newsletter? Click below to read "January at the Park".
01/05/2020
January at the Park

Have you seen our latest newsletter? Click below to read "January at the Park".

Was your New Year's Resolution to volunteer more? If so, we want to hear from you! Morven Park is always in need of volu...
01/04/2020

Was your New Year's Resolution to volunteer more? If so, we want to hear from you! Morven Park is always in need of volunteers and now is the perfect time to get signed up. Get more info at: https://www.morvenpark.org/support/volunteer.html

We need volunteers for:
--Easter in the Park
--Spring Horse Trials
--Member events
--Polo in the Park
--Mansion/museum duties

#volunteers #thisplacematters #MorvenPark

Thank you to everyone that came out for Holiday Tours of the Davis Mansion! The mansion, Museum of Hounds and Hunting, a...
01/03/2020

Thank you to everyone that came out for Holiday Tours of the Davis Mansion! The mansion, Museum of Hounds and Hunting, and the Winmill Carriage Museum will be closed this month and next month for our annual "deep clean."

12/31/2019
New Years Eve 2019 #2

There's still time! Make a donation that makes a difference before midnight tonight and show your support for Morven Park one more time in 2019. Happy New Year! MorvenPark.org/DonateNow

12/31/2019
New Years Eve #1

Happy (almost) New Year's Eve! Here's your friendly reminder to make your end of year donation before midnight tonight. Visit MorvenPark.org/DonateNow.

On our final #MuseumMonday of the year, we wish to thank you for your support of Morven Park and all of the programs we ...
12/30/2019

On our final #MuseumMonday of the year, we wish to thank you for your support of Morven Park and all of the programs we offered this year. Consider becoming a Park Member (MorvenPark.org/Membership) so that you can join us in 2020 for exciting offerings including Prohibition era programs, our ever popular Nooks and Crannies Tours, and another fun holiday season!
#MuseumMonday
#thankyou
#HappyNewYear

We're down to the last "Photo of the Month" of the year! We're going out with this lovely image taken in the Park's form...
12/30/2019

We're down to the last "Photo of the Month" of the year! We're going out with this lovely image taken in the Park's formal gardens earlier this month after the first snowfall of the season. Doesn't this just look so peaceful?

Today is your LAST CHANCE to see the Davis Mansion until March of 2020!  The Museums close in January and February for o...
12/29/2019

Today is your LAST CHANCE to see the Davis Mansion until March of 2020! The Museums close in January and February for our annual deep clean. Today's Open House begins at noon and last entry is 4:30 p.m. $10/adults & $5/kids.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the new year! #HolidayTours #HolidaysAtThePark #MorvenPark #historichouse

Our 2019 Holiday Open House continues! If you haven't made plans to see the fully decorated Davis Mansion and Winmill Ca...
12/28/2019

Our 2019 Holiday Open House continues! If you haven't made plans to see the fully decorated Davis Mansion and Winmill Carriage Museum this holiday season, don't wait! We are offering rolling admission from noon-4:30 p.m. today and tomorrow. This is your chance to see the museums at your own pace with staff in each room to share information about the mansion and decorations.

#HolidaysAtThepark #holidayopenhouse19 #morvenpark #historichouse

Come out to Morven Park today for a fun look at the holiday traditions of long ago! For example, learn about singing Chr...
12/27/2019

Come out to Morven Park today for a fun look at the holiday traditions of long ago! For example, learn about singing Christmas carols and listening to Clement C. Moore's "The Night Before Christmas" poem on the family radio. Hear all about Christmas crackers at the dining room table and imagine what it was like to entertain in the Davis Mansion. We open at noon! #HolidaysAtThePark #holidayopenhouse19 #thisplacematters #historichouse #MorvenPark

We hope you've had a wonderful holiday season, but the season isn't over yet for us! Join us at our annual Holiday Open ...
12/26/2019

We hope you've had a wonderful holiday season, but the season isn't over yet for us! Join us at our annual Holiday Open House on December 27,28 and 29, from noon-4:30 p.m. Visit the museums at your own pace, enjoy the festive decorations, and maybe get some decor ideas for next year! #HolidaysAtThePark #HolidayOpenhouse19 #MorvenPark #historichouse

Wishing you comfort and joy this holiday season!(Photo Credit: Morven Park archives; this is the cover of a vintage Chri...
12/25/2019

Wishing you comfort and joy this holiday season!

(Photo Credit: Morven Park archives; this is the cover of a vintage Christmas card in the Davis collection)

Merry Christmas Eve from your friends at Morven Park!There's still time to make a donation that makes a difference this ...
12/24/2019

Merry Christmas Eve from your friends at Morven Park!
There's still time to make a donation that makes a difference this holiday season. MorvenPark.org/DonateNow

When singing Jingle Bells you may imagine a "one horse open sleigh" ride as cozy and quaint. However, an open sleigh can...
12/23/2019

When singing Jingle Bells you may imagine a "one horse open sleigh" ride as cozy and quaint. However, an open sleigh can only be used when there is snow or ice on the ground, making for one chilly ride! Passengers simply bundled up and enjoyed the snowy sight. The jingle bells attached to the horse's harness helped to alert people that something was coming around the corner.

We have a clamshell sleigh on display here at the Park in the Winmill Carriage Museum. Make sure to take a look the next time you visit!
#MuseumMonday #sleighride #TakeATour #jinglebells #HolidaysAtThePark

Today's #HolidayTours kicked off at noon. Make plans to visit the Davis Mansion this weekend to take a guided tour. Tour...
12/21/2019

Today's #HolidayTours kicked off at noon. Make plans to visit the Davis Mansion this weekend to take a guided tour. Tours start at the top of each hour and the last tour departs at 4:00 p.m.

Starting on the 27th we'll no longer be offering guided tours, but instead will host an "open house" experience where you can wander the halls of the Davis Mansion, exploring each room at your own pace with guides available to answer questions. Visit MorvenPark.org/Tours for more details.

#HolidaysAtThePark #TakeATour

Here's a neat collection of photos that show what early 1900's Christmas trees actually looked like (Hint: they're more ...
12/20/2019
What Christmas Trees Looked Like 100 Years Ago (20 Photos)

Here's a neat collection of photos that show what early 1900's Christmas trees actually looked like (Hint: they're more Charlie Brown than Rockefeller Plaza). Don't miss out on your chance to see the beautifully decorated Davis Mansion Christmas tree on one of our holiday tours this weekend. Tours are offered from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. MorvenPark.org/Tours

#TakeATour #OhChristmasTree #HolidaysAtThePark

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Please don't forget to vote for us in the 2020 Best of Loudoun contest. We've been nominated for "Best Tourist Destinati...
12/19/2019

Please don't forget to vote for us in the 2020 Best of Loudoun contest. We've been nominated for "Best Tourist Destination"! You can vote daily through December 27th. VOTE FOR US AT-->https://bit.ly/2PjGEH2

#BestOfLoudoun #thankful #thisplacematters #MorvenPark

Holiday parties are a great way to figure out your own hosting style. As you go to this year's soirees, take note of the...
12/18/2019

Holiday parties are a great way to figure out your own hosting style. As you go to this year's soirees, take note of the decor, the dress code, the finger foods, etc. Soon you will be able to tell if you are more casual cocktails, black tie dinner, or costumed silliness.

#WednesdayWisdom #EventsPlanning #PartyTime #Festive #PlanningMakesPerfect #MorvenParkEvents

Photo credit: Genevieve Leiper Photography

#DidYouKnow that you can book a private tour of the Davis Mansion if you have a group of 10 or more people? Bring family...
12/17/2019

#DidYouKnow that you can book a private tour of the Davis Mansion if you have a group of 10 or more people? Bring family, friends or colleagues to the Park to see the mansion decorated for the holidays and to say thank you for a great year. We still have weekday reservations available. Interested? Contact [email protected] for more information. #privatetour #MorvenPark #HolidaysAtThePark #TakeATour

Happy #MuseumMonday! Did you know that we change out the place settings around the dining room table in the Davis Mansio...
12/16/2019

Happy #MuseumMonday! Did you know that we change out the place settings around the dining room table in the Davis Mansion up to five times a year? We do this to showcase different china patterns and types of parties that the Davises would have hosted. December means oyster plates at Morven Park, and these aren't just any oyster plates. Several of these unique plates have a presidential seal on them, indicating that they are exact copies of President Rutherford B. Hayes' presidential china! When you visit, make sure to look for the seal!
#didyouknow #oysterplates #HolidaysAtThePark #Christmas2019 #howpresidential #TakeATour

Take advantage of the nicer weather and come to Morven Park for a break. #TakeAHike on our trails, walk through the gard...
12/15/2019

Take advantage of the nicer weather and come to Morven Park for a break. #TakeAHike on our trails, walk through the gardens, or simply sit peacefully in nature.

While you're here, check out our #HolidayTours in the Davis Mansion, starting at the top of every hour from noon-4:00 p.m. MorvenPark.org/Tours

#BetterThanShopping #TakeABreak #FreshAir

Thank you Walmart Leesburg for your generous gift of $500 towards our 3rd grade Soil Stewards Project Based Learning les...
12/14/2019

Thank you Walmart Leesburg for your generous gift of $500 towards our 3rd grade Soil Stewards Project Based Learning lesson. The gift will go towards the purchase of seeds, replacement measuring cups, and soil buckets so students can continue their soil experiments at school.

#thankful #walmart #civicseducation #MorvenPark

We made the list! We've been nominated for "Best Tourist Destination" in the 2020 Best of Loudoun contest. VOTE FOR US A...
12/13/2019

We made the list! We've been nominated for "Best Tourist Destination" in the 2020 Best of Loudoun contest.
VOTE FOR US AT-->https://bit.ly/2PjGEH2
You can vote daily through December 27th.

#BestOfLoudoun #thankful #thisplacematters #MorvenPark

Morven Park's Holiday Tours continue Saturdays and Sundays in December. #TakeATour on the 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd. Tou...
12/13/2019

Morven Park's Holiday Tours continue Saturdays and Sundays in December. #TakeATour on the 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd.

Tours depart from the Mansion Visitor Center at the top of each hour starting at noon, with the last tour beginning at 4:00 p.m. Delight in the decorations as you learn how early 20th century holiday customs evolved into the traditions we enjoy today. Still photography is permitted on tours, so bring your camera!
#HolidaysAtThePark #Christmas2019 #takeapicture

'Tis the season to support Morven Park! If you walk here, ride here, run here, play here, or just LOVE it here then make...
12/12/2019

'Tis the season to support Morven Park! If you walk here, ride here, run here, play here, or just LOVE it here then make a donation at MorvenPark.org/DonateNow.

#WeddingWednesday tip: No matter the event, give yourself a few days of wiggle room when choosing the RSVP date. If you ...
12/11/2019

#WeddingWednesday tip: No matter the event, give yourself a few days of wiggle room when choosing the RSVP date. If you have to track down errant guests, you don't want to do it after the headcount is due to the caterer.
#PlanningMakesPerfect
#MorvenParkEvents

#ConservationInAction! This week, conservators from B.R. Howard & Associates are onsite treating the paint on the Goat C...
12/11/2019

#ConservationInAction! This week, conservators from B.R. Howard & Associates are onsite treating the paint on the Goat Cart, one of the collection pieces on display in the Winmill Carriage Museum.

This two day process consists of having the antique vehicle’s surviving paint consolidated back onto the wood using an adhesive resin and then ironed down to prevent further flaking. They’ll finish up by doing some inpainting to create a smoother appearance. This treatment will ensure the vehicle’s stability in the years to come! You can see the finished product this weekend when the Museum is open from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Thank you to everyone who made the Morven Park Summer Hunter Show Series a success! On Sunday, our managers Samantha Fra...
12/10/2019

Thank you to everyone who made the Morven Park Summer Hunter Show Series a success! On Sunday, our managers Samantha Franklin and Shannon Ferguson, accepted the "Top 10 Associate Shows" award from the Virginia Horse Shows Association. We look forward to including jumpers in 2020 and cannot wait to see you there!

On this #MuseumMonday we want to shout it from the rooftops that the museums are decorated for the holiday season! Come ...
12/09/2019

On this #MuseumMonday we want to shout it from the rooftops that the museums are decorated for the holiday season! Come hear about the origins of the many holiday traditions we continue today, all customs that became popular during the Davis' lifetime.

We close the museums in January and February for our annual deep clean, so don't miss your opportunity to see us this winter! #HolidaysAtThePark #Christmas2019 #TakeATour #dontmissout

Have you seen our latest news? Read the December at the Park newsletter now!
12/08/2019
December at the Park

Have you seen our latest news? Read the December at the Park newsletter now!

Morven Park visitors: Please note that the Davis Mansion will be closing at 4:00 p.m. today for a private event. The las...
12/08/2019

Morven Park visitors:
Please note that the Davis Mansion will be closing at 4:00 p.m. today for a private event. The last tour will depart the Visitor Center at 3:00 p.m.

Holiday Tours starting today at noon! We can't wait to see you! MorvenPark.org/Tours-Tours offered at 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p...
12/07/2019

Holiday Tours starting today at noon! We can't wait to see you! MorvenPark.org/Tours

-Tours offered at 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
-Tickets: $10/adult, $5/child
-Ticket includes admission to the Museum of Hounds and Hunting and the Winmill Carriage Museum

Today's the day! We have finally finished decorating the museums for the holiday season and are opening tonight for an e...
12/06/2019

Today's the day! We have finally finished decorating the museums for the holiday season and are opening tonight for an exclusive members-only "sneak peek". Holiday tours begin tomorrow, Saturday December 7th, and continue on weekends through the 22nd. MorvenPark.org/Tours

We will also host a Holiday Open House on December 27, 28, and 29, from noon to 4:30 p.m., where guests explore the museums at their own pace. Bring your curiosity and your camera! #TakeATour #holidaysatthepark #Christmas2019 #holidaydecor #thisplacematters #BecomeAMember

On this #ThankfulThursday we want to gratefully acknowledge the many generous donors that donated on #GivingTuesday earl...
12/05/2019

On this #ThankfulThursday we want to gratefully acknowledge the many generous donors that donated on #GivingTuesday earlier this week. We were lucky enough to raise over $2,000 to assist with the purchase, planting, and maintenance of trees for the Park. T-H-A-N-K Y-O-U to everyone who stepped up to make a difference!

#thisplacematters
#DonorsMakeADifference

OMG! We've been nominated in the "Best Wedding Venue" category by Brides & Weddings Magazine! Please take a moment and v...
12/05/2019

OMG! We've been nominated in the "Best Wedding Venue" category by Brides & Weddings Magazine! Please take a moment and vote for us --> https://bridesandweddings.com/weddys/

#WeddingWednesday tip: Just like buying holiday décor you can use beyond the holidays, the same goes for your wedding dé...
12/04/2019

#WeddingWednesday tip:
Just like buying holiday décor you can use beyond the holidays, the same goes for your wedding décor. If you are going to buy throw pillows for the lounge or a statement vase for the welcome table, make sure you can re-use them after your big day

#PlanningMakesPerfect. #MorvenParkWeddings

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