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.

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.

Operating as usual

Thanks to our volunteers, we are able to keep the Davises' collection of silver sparkling each year! Here are some befor...
02/08/2021

Thanks to our volunteers, we are able to keep the Davises' collection of silver sparkling each year! Here are some before and after shots of the silver during the polishing process.
#MuseumMonday #MuseumFromHome #deepclean

Who doesn't love cozying up near a warm fireplace on a chilly day like today? This fireplace and accompanying wooden and...
02/07/2021

Who doesn't love cozying up near a warm fireplace on a chilly day like today? This fireplace and accompanying wooden and leather hand bellows can be found in Governor Davis's bedroom, where he and Marguerite likely relaxed in the evening after a busy day on the farm. #MuseumFromHome #relax #fireplace #happyplace #sundayvibes

February@thePark is here! What's inside our latest e-newsletter? L-O-V-E is in the air at the Park, meet our new Board C...
02/07/2021
February at the Park

[email protected] is here! What's inside our latest e-newsletter? L-O-V-E is in the air at the Park, meet our new Board Chair, and more!

What's Inside? L-O-V-E is in the air at the Park, meet our new Board Chair, and more! February 2021 Still searching for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? Name a planter or flower bed at Morven Park in

February is the month of L-O-V-E and we want to share some of our favorite photos that showcase just how "lovely" Morven...
02/05/2021

February is the month of L-O-V-E and we want to share some of our favorite photos that showcase just how "lovely" Morven Park can be!
#MorvenParkPhotographyClub #feelgood #love #photofriday📸

Credit: KLB Photography

Morven Park has been a member of the Loudoun Environmental Education Alliance for many years and they've come out with a...
02/04/2021
Resource Guide - ©2021 Loudoun Environmental Education Alliance

Morven Park has been a member of the Loudoun Environmental Education Alliance for many years and they've come out with an updated digital resource guide featuring educational opportunities and places to enjoy nature around Loudoun County. We're included so please take a look! #LEEA #EnvironmentalEducation #MPCCI #stewardship #TakeAHike

Check out the Loudoun Environmental Education Resource Guide, listing all LEEA members and their offerings for students and the public.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner … what are you getting for your special someone? You can #ShowYourLove for Mor...
02/03/2021

Valentine's Day is just around the corner … what are you getting for your special someone? You can #ShowYourLove for Morven Park by making a donation to name a flower bed or planter for a loved one. Visit MorvenPark.org/Support for more details. #shareyourlove #supportMorvenPark #valentinesday2021

Happy #GroundhogDay! What will you do with 6 more weeks of winter? May we suggest a visit to Morven Park to walk our gor...
02/02/2021

Happy #GroundhogDay! What will you do with 6 more weeks of winter? May we suggest a visit to Morven Park to walk our gorgeous grounds or hike our trails?
#winterwalks #getoutsideandplay #enjoymorvenpark

#MuseumMonday  - Each year, the furniture within the Davis Mansion gets shifted around to ensure that the preservation t...
02/01/2021

#MuseumMonday - Each year, the furniture within the Davis Mansion gets shifted around to ensure that the preservation team cleans every square-inch before the room is reset. This includes vacuuming and dusting each individual piece of furniture. Once reset, our team maintains a weekly cleaning schedule to keep the space sparkling clean throughout the year. In these pictures you can see furniture "collecting" in the Front Hall and Drawing Room while nearby rooms are being cleaned! #DeepClean #PreservationInAction

Thanks to our friends at Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy for sharing these awesome snow day fun tips and activities! #snowd...
02/01/2021
Snow Day Fun for Everyone - Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy

Thanks to our friends at Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy for sharing these awesome snow day fun tips and activities! #snowday #getoutside #enjoyMorvenPark

By Kim Strader Enjoy a snow day the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy way by heading outdoors or staying inside to do

Park Friends: Our gates will open at NOON today to allow time for snow removal and clean-up.(Edited post-- original post...
02/01/2021

Park Friends: Our gates will open at NOON today to allow time for snow removal and clean-up.

(Edited post-- original post said 10:00 a.m., but we discovered we need more time to clear the pathways and roadways.)
#BeSafe #StayWarm #snow

We're bringing back a fan-favorite… #FacesFriday! This face carved into the wooden settee in the Front Hall of the Mansi...
01/29/2021

We're bringing back a fan-favorite… #FacesFriday! This face carved into the wooden settee in the Front Hall of the Mansion deserves a great caption! What do you think he's saying?

#MuseumFromHome #CaptionThis

#Checkout one of our recent conservation projects! The historic varnish on our 1913 Victrola Phonograph had come to the ...
01/28/2021

#Checkout one of our recent conservation projects! The historic varnish on our 1913 Victrola Phonograph had come to the end of its life after being exposed to light over the years. Blanching of the varnish (whitish areas occurring due to microscopic defects that develop within a film layer as it ages) could also be seen throughout – in particular on the left cabinet door.

We called on Tom Snyder of Williamsburg Art Conservation to take the Victrola offsite and refinish the piece. He and his team thinned the present varnish and applied a new coating to the front, sides, and exterior of the lid. The interior sections were left with the original, natural resin.

Take a look at these before and after photos to see the results! The Victrola is now in tip-top shape for when we are able to welcome visitors to the mansion! #ObjectSpotlight #MuseumFromHome #Conservation #victrola

During the annual #DeepClean of the Davis Mansion, our preservation team takes the time to go through each room, top to ...
01/26/2021

During the annual #DeepClean of the Davis Mansion, our preservation team takes the time to go through each room, top to bottom. This helps ensure that every nook and cranny is cleaned. In this picture, a volunteer is using a horsehair brush to get into the crevices of an ornately carved mirror in the Drawing Room. #sneakpeek👀

Today and tomorrow are chilly but sunny, so we suggest coming out to Morven Park for a walk, hike or bike ride before th...
01/23/2021

Today and tomorrow are chilly but sunny, so we suggest coming out to Morven Park for a walk, hike or bike ride before the S-N-O-W on Monday. #getoutsideandplay #takeawalk #hikemore #familybikeride

We're thrilled to be nominated for best "tourist destination" in the #LoudounTimesMirror "best of" contest. TODAY IS THE...
01/22/2021

We're thrilled to be nominated for best "tourist destination" in the #LoudounTimesMirror "best of" contest. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO VOTE! Please vote for us before midnight tonight!
#bestofloudoun #thanks

On this #ThankfulThursday we'd like to recognize all of the 2020 AnniversaTree donors who contributed to the 40 trees th...
01/21/2021

On this #ThankfulThursday we'd like to recognize all of the 2020 AnniversaTree donors who contributed to the 40 trees that were planted this week by the Morven Park Buildings & Grounds Team. Want to have your name on one of these tree plaques next year? Visit MorvenPark.org/TREES to donate.
#thanks #newtrees #SupportMorvenPark

The Deep Clean in the Davis Mansion is in full swing! Our Registrar is braving the 15ft ladder to inspect our 500 year o...
01/19/2021

The Deep Clean in the Davis Mansion is in full swing! Our Registrar is braving the 15ft ladder to inspect our 500 year old tapestries. Over time, its weight and age can have an impact on the tapestry's woven parts. It is important for us to look for seam splits and other potential wear that could come from being on display year after year. #deepclean #preservationinaction

"A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A m...
01/18/2021

"A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right.
A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice.
A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true."
- Martin Luther King Jr, Sermon in Selma, 1965

Through our civics programming, Morven Park tries to follow the advice of Dr. King by encouraging students to educate themselves on issues that are important to them and advocate for the change they want to see in their communities. #MLKday #civicseducation

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Morven Park administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 18...
01/18/2021

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Morven Park administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021. Park grounds will be open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Image credit: Clipart.email

Can you do us a quick favor? We've been nominated for best "tourist destination" in the Loudoun Times Mirror "best of" c...
01/17/2021

Can you do us a quick favor? We've been nominated for best "tourist destination" in the Loudoun Times Mirror "best of" contest and we sure would appreciate your vote.
VOTE AT: www.loudountimes.com/best
#bestofloudoun #LTM #thanks

For this #FlashbackFriday post we're sharing two of our favorite #wildlifeatthepark posts from last year. Meet the Morve...
01/15/2021

For this #FlashbackFriday post we're sharing two of our favorite #wildlifeatthepark posts from last year. Meet the Morven Park eagle and Mr. Fox!

On Instagram? Follow us @morvenpark (so you don't miss out on anything)
01/13/2021

On Instagram? Follow us @morvenpark (so you don't miss out on anything)

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01/11/2021

Morven Park's cover photo

Morven Park's cover photo
01/11/2021

Morven Park's cover photo

Morven Park's cover photo
01/11/2021

Morven Park's cover photo

Did you miss this morning's sunrise? No worries. We've got you covered! #HappyMonday
01/11/2021

Did you miss this morning's sunrise? No worries. We've got you covered! #HappyMonday

Check out the January Morven Park Newsletter! What's inside?-->Meet the Park's new Executive Director-->Peek behind the ...
01/10/2021
January at the Park

Check out the January Morven Park Newsletter! What's inside?-->Meet the Park's new Executive Director-->Peek behind the scenes of the mansion Deep Clean-->and more!#MorvenPark #AtThePark #newsletter

-->eNews from Morven Park January 2021 Morven Park welcomes new Executive Director Stacey Metcalfe The Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation (WDMF) Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome Stacey Metc

Morven Park is honored to be one of this year's Loudoun Chamber Foundation grant recipients! The Park will be using the ...
01/09/2021

Morven Park is honored to be one of this year's Loudoun Chamber Foundation grant recipients! The Park will be using the funds to aid in the digitization of our Center for Civic Impact lessons so that they can be shared for virtual learning. THANK YOU Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce!

We are pleased to announce that the Loudoun Chamber Foundation has awarded $10,000 in grants to five Loudoun Nonprofits. 🎉 Founded in 2014, the Loudoun Chamber Foundation invests in local nonprofits that are focused on the economy, workforce development, public safety and wellness in Loudoun. In that short period, the Foundation has invested a total of $132,000 into the Loudoun community. Congratulations to:

1️⃣ Windy Hill Foundation – For 38 years, the Windy Hill Foundation provides safe, decent, and affordable housing to low- and lower- income families and the elderly in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties and encourages self-improvement and self-sufficiency among our residents.
2️⃣ Tree of Life Ministries –Tree of Life Ministries’ mission is to reach the poor and needy in our community with the love of Jesus Christ, by providing Food, Life Skills, Shelter, Healthcare and Relief, in a multitude of different ways.
3️⃣ The Arc of Loudoun – The Arc of Loudoun serves children and adults with disabilities from Loudoun County and across the DC region, as well as their families, caretakers and the professionals who work to help them achieve their greatest potential.
4️⃣ Morven Park – Morven Park Inc. is dedicated to supporting education and civics programs, recreation and equestrian activities, and historic preservation and education at Morven Park, one of Loudoun’s most treasured historic assets.
5️⃣ Loudoun Serenity House – Loudoun Serenity House is to Loudoun County's first and only sober living house addressing the need for a structured living community to help women through this most challenging time in their early recovery.

Read more: https://business.loudounchamber.org/news/details/loudoun-chamber-foundation-awards-10-000-in-grants-to-five-loudoun-nonprofits #StrongerTogether

We've been nominated for best "tourist destination" in the Loudoun Times Mirror "best of" contest and today is the day t...
01/08/2021

We've been nominated for best "tourist destination" in the Loudoun Times Mirror "best of" contest and today is the day to start voting!

You can vote once per day, per category from now through Friday, January 22. VOTE AT:
www.loudountimes.com/best

The Top 5 businesses in each category will be announced March 12th!

Equestrian friends, are you looking for a schooling opportunity this winter? Come to Morven Park! For $25 per horse you ...
01/07/2021

Equestrian friends, are you looking for a schooling opportunity this winter? Come to Morven Park!

For $25 per horse you can access our large indoor arena with schooling jumps available to set your very own course.

Email [email protected] to make your reservation (include preferred dates/time) and be sure to attach a clear copy of your coggins. You will also need to visit MorvenPark.org/HH to sign our online waiver.

#equestrianlife #indoorarena #schooling #MorvenParkEQ

"I've got sunshine on a cloudy day."                      ~Smokey RobinsonWe know skies are a little grey this afternoon...
01/06/2021

"I've got sunshine on a cloudy day."
~Smokey Robinson

We know skies are a little grey this afternoon, but there's no rain in the forecast, which means today is a perfect day to get outside at Morven Park! #TakeAHike #TakeAWalk #getoutdoors

On this first #MuseumMonday of 2021, we'll take a moment to remind you that we kick off each new year with an annual dee...
01/04/2021

On this first #MuseumMonday of 2021, we'll take a moment to remind you that we kick off each new year with an annual deep clean of Morven Park's Davis Mansion and Winmill Carriage Museum. Follow along with us here on Facebook as we post updates and images from behind the scenes!
#deepcleaning #historicpreservation

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01/01/2021

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TICK TOCK! Time is running out to make your year-end contribution to your favorite Park. Visit MorvenPark.org/DonateNow ...
12/31/2020

TICK TOCK! Time is running out to make your year-end contribution to your favorite Park. Visit MorvenPark.org/DonateNow before midnight tonight to make a donation that makes a difference!
#happynewyear2020 #SupportMorvenPark #GiveLocal

12/28/2020

For our final #MuseumMonday of 2020 we wish to thank you, our museum supporters, for following along with our behind-the-scenes tours, our story times, our mystery object displays, and our carriage videos throughout the year. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to highlighting more interesting stories and objects in the new year! #MuseumFromHome #BehindTheScenes #ThankYou

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COVID-19 Update: The Pedestrian Entrance to the Park on Old Waterford Road is open daily from 9am-7pm. We recognize being outdoors in nature is a great way to get much-needed fresh air and exercise and have decided to allow limited access to Park grounds in the interest of public health. Morven Park gates and parking lots will remain closed due to the fact that we cannot regulate the number of vehicles/people visiting the Park at any given time and need to remain in compliance with the federal directive to discourage crowds and large groups from gathering. Please note, all restrooms and Park buildings remain closed.

Morven Park, Loudoun County's most important community resource for current and future generations, has something for everyone! This 1,000-acre oasis in the heart of the county is home to the world-renowned Morven Park International Equestrian Center, the premier Morven Park Athletic Field Complex, the historic Davis Mansion, and the unique Winmill Carriage Museum. The picturesque grounds are open to the public every day, while the mansion and museum tour hours vary with the seasons. Tour schedules and a calendar of equestrian, athletic, and special events can be found at MorvenPark.org.

Many visitors believe that Morven Park is a city or county resource, but it is actually a nonprofit that relies on support from people like you to remain open to the public. Support the Park at MorvenPark.org/DonateNow.

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Morvrn park jackasses why u remove the huts 🙄
What are the hours for the park? Specifically on weekends? What time does it open? Thanks so much! Beautiful park.
Are stabling assignments posted somewhere I haven’t seen yet? Thanks!
Saw a Monarch already!
Bibleophile day coming next Saturday!
Polo at Morven Park 07/14/2018. The second season of Polo in the Park at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center. VivaLoudoun Photography Al Shipman was there to capture the grand event. Arena Polo matches, tailgating, picnicking and dancing were all taking place at a wonderful venue. Captured photos of the matches and surroundings have been uploaded to VivaLoudoun. To see the photos, go to
Polo at Morven Park 06/30/2018. The second season of Polo in the Park at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center, opening day on 30 June 2018. VivaLoudoun Photography Al Shipman was there to capture the grand event. Arena Polo matches, tailgating, picnicking and dancing were all taking place at a wonderful venue. Captured photos of the matches and surrounding have been uploaded to VivaLoudoun. To see the photos, go to
June 16 & 17 Carriage and Pleasure Show
Morven Park Carriage Pleasure Show June 16 & 17
The Piedmont Driving Club held a pre-show clinic at Morven Park on Sat. Everyone had a great time at the new facilities. The footing was PERFECTION even after 10" of recent rain. Equestrian events manager, Laura Doyle, is always the most gracious, generous hostess. Driving there feels like going to a friend's place-a friend with unimagineably splendid rings! Driving a carriage there feels like taking a magic carpet ride. I encourage everyone to do your horses and yourself a favor- COME TO MORVEN PARK!
Can't wait for Polo In the Park this Summer at Moven Park!