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

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson HendersonPlease consi...
11/18/2020

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson

Please consider supporting Morven Park's AnniversaTree campaign to help us plant and nurture the trees of today and tomorrow. Learn more at MorvenPark.org/TREES

Morven Park's cover photo
11/18/2020

Morven Park's cover photo

11/18/2020
Bee Migration

Beekeeper Ed and the bees have worked hard to prepare for winter. Actually, the bees have been preparing since June!

Over the last few months Ed mitigated pests, removed nonessential frames, made sure there was enough honey, and helped supplement the reduction in available flowers.

To learn more about Ed and the bees' prep, here’s a short video used in our 2nd grade lesson showing similarities and differences between domesticated bees and wild monarch butterflies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efe_0xOPVqk

It's #MuseumMonday and we're here to remind you that the holiday season is fast approaching! A small team of museum staf...
11/16/2020

It's #MuseumMonday and we're here to remind you that the holiday season is fast approaching! A small team of museum staff and volunteers are busy making the Winmill Carriage Museum spotless this week ahead of holiday decorating with multiple trees and hundreds of ornaments. Make a plan to come visit us in December! #CleanHouse #Holidays2020 #timetoclean #time

What a great weekend for Morven Park Winter Horse Trials! Thanks to all of our equestrian friends that participated. To ...
11/16/2020

What a great weekend for Morven Park Winter Horse Trials! Thanks to all of our equestrian friends that participated.

To see pictures from the event---> eringilmorephotos.com
To read winner highlights--> https://eventingnation.com/tag/morven-park/

#MorvenParkHT #eventinglife
PC: Erin Gilmore Photography

Morven Park Winter Horse Trials is in full swing and we want to bring a bit of the event to you! Here's the program that...
11/14/2020

Morven Park Winter Horse Trials is in full swing and we want to bring a bit of the event to you! Here's the program that is shared with competitors--> https://bit.ly/WinterHTprogram

Thank you B&D Builders, Taylor Harris Insurance Services, SmartPak, Attwood Equestrian Surfaces, Adequan, Coat Defense, and Total Equine Veterinary Associates!

Good morning! Don't forget about this weekend's park closure. We hope to see you at the Park again soon!  #closedtoday #...
11/14/2020

Good morning! Don't forget about this weekend's park closure. We hope to see you at the Park again soon! #closedtoday #andtomorrowtoo

This is perfect for a #feelgoodfriday post! We're happy that Katherine Beliveau Photography selected Morven Park as the ...
11/13/2020
Photographer Uses Professional Skills to Save 12 Dogs from Euthanasia - Loudoun Now

This is perfect for a #feelgoodfriday post! We're happy that Katherine Beliveau Photography selected Morven Park as the backdrop for her photo sessions. Kudos to all involved!
https://loudounnow.com/2020/11/09/photographer-uses-professional-skills-to-save-12-dogs-from-euthanasia/

#communitylove #photography📷 #makingadifference

Photography sessions at scenic Morven Park have saved the lives of a dozen dogs. Recently, local photographer Katherine Beliveau learned

We want to welcome all of our equestrian friends who will take part in this weekend's Morven Park Winter Horse Trials an...
11/13/2020

We want to welcome all of our equestrian friends who will take part in this weekend's Morven Park Winter Horse Trials and we want to recognize the amazing group of sponsors who have made this event possible!

2020 Horse Trials Gold Sponsor Taylor Harris Insurance Services and Equestrian Center Platinum Sponsor B&D Builders are joined by Official Sponsor SmartPak, Silver Sponsor Adequan, Bronze Sponsor Coat Defense, and Equestrian Center Sponsor Total Equine Veterinary Associates. We're also grateful to Attwood Equestrian Surfaces, the official footing sponsor or Morven Park International Equestrian Center.

#WinterIsComing #sponsorshoutout #goodluck
PC: Erin Gilmore Photography

Wondering how you can celebrate the holidays AND stay within your "covid bubble"? Our Events Coordinator has some tips o...
11/12/2020
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Wondering how you can celebrate the holidays AND stay within your "covid bubble"? Our Events Coordinator has some tips on how to spread holiday cheer with your quarantine family. Read all about it at https://bit.ly/3lgAHZ5.
#blogtime #MPevents #heretohelp #covidbubble

Can we all agree this year has been weird? Nothing went as planned and no one knows exactly what the next few months are going to bring. I am here to tell you that the holidays are going to be weird too, but there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate with the ones you love in special Covid-frien...

Quick Reminder-- Morven Park is closed to the public on Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th. Thanks for yo...
11/12/2020

Quick Reminder-- Morven Park is closed to the public on Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th. Thanks for your support! #thanksforreading #parkclosure #attention

Morven Park administrative offices are closed today in observance of Veterans Day, but the Park itself is open for visit...
11/11/2020

Morven Park administrative offices are closed today in observance of Veterans Day, but the Park itself is open for visitors. Stop by and enjoy the autumn foliage while you can! Don't forget to see the Farmhand House at the top of Turkey Hill during your visit as well. Park grounds are open until 5:30 p.m. Come out and enjoy!
#veteransday #thankyouforyourservice #happyfallyall🍂

Here's a tip from our Events Coordinator: Start now on your Holiday Cards! They are saying this year is going to be a bi...
11/10/2020

Here's a tip from our Events Coordinator: Start now on your Holiday Cards! They are saying this year is going to be a big year for holiday cards and print houses and the post office will be busy.

If you did not have a family photo taken this year flip though your phone and see what casual photos you took that really speak to this crazy year. Maybe date night in the back yard or movies on the couch? #HeretoHelp #planningmakesperfect #mpevents
Photo credit: Lock and Co. / Card design: Magnet Street

Park friends: We want to give everyone a heads up that Park grounds will be closed to the public this weekend for a priv...
11/09/2020

Park friends:
We want to give everyone a heads up that Park grounds will be closed to the public this weekend for a private event. The Park will close at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 13th and re-open at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, November 16th.
*This includes all gates, the Pedestrian Entrance, and Park roads*

#parkclosure #announcement #thanksforreading

Good morning and happy #MuseumMonday!The Davis Mansion library is filled with texts from all genres you can think of-- a...
11/09/2020

Good morning and happy #MuseumMonday!
The Davis Mansion library is filled with texts from all genres you can think of-- a staff favorite is the travel book section. We want to know, when you have an opportunity to travel internationally again, where are you headed and are China, Japan, Ireland or Egypt on the list? Let us know if we can find a travel book in our collection tied to your next destination and we'll try to include it in a future post! #bibliophile #travelguide #travelbug #MuseumFromHome #HereToHelp

Have you seen our latest news? Check it out--> November at the Park-->eNews from Morven Park
11/08/2020
November at the Park-->eNews from Morven Park

Have you seen our latest news? Check it out--> November at the Park-->eNews from Morven Park

What's inside? Winter Horse Trials, celebrating within your "bubble", and more! November 2020 When Morven Park was forced to close its gates in March due to the pandemic, we were amazed and humbled by

Winter Horse Trials is next weekend, can you believe it? We are still looking for volunteer jump judges, timers and scri...
11/07/2020

Winter Horse Trials is next weekend, can you believe it? We are still looking for volunteer jump judges, timers and scribes for all three areas of competition. Whether you're experienced or new to the sport of eventing, we will train you and then show our love with lots of prizes and snacks! Please sign up at https://bit.ly/HorseTrialsVols.

#WinterIsComing #MorvenPark #WeLoveVolunteers #MPMVPs

11/06/2020

Our carriage collection is filled with impressive vehicles, including a Stanhope Phaeton belonging to Marguerite Davis' brother Robert Inman and a bright yellow Curricle.

Both are designed for the owner to be the driver, with one other passenger and staff seated behind them. These late 19th century vehicles were the sports cars of their day! We hope you'll plan a visit this weekend to take a closer look! Tickets available at: https://bit.ly/32kKVQv

#TakeATour #MorvenPark #CarriageDriving #SatrudayInThePark

"Lose yourself in nature and find peace." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
11/05/2020

"Lose yourself in nature and find peace." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tiny, stylish weddings are the wave of the future! Think about celebrating at Morven Park with one of our Elopement pack...
11/04/2020

Tiny, stylish weddings are the wave of the future! Think about celebrating at Morven Park with one of our Elopement packages. Learn more at--> https://bit.ly/MPelopements
#weddingwednesday❤️
#MorvenParkEvents
#elopementwedding
#loveinthetimeofcovid

Just as Morven Park’s open green spaces are important to the community, you are important to the future of Morven Park! ...
11/04/2020

Just as Morven Park’s open green spaces are important to the community, you are important to the future of Morven Park! Help keep Morven Park open to the public by making your gift today. MorvenPark.org/DONATENOW
#SupportMorvenPark #nonprofitpark #annualfunddrive

From a newspaper clipping from 1920, the first election that allowed women voters like Marguerite Davis in Virginia: "Go...
11/02/2020

From a newspaper clipping from 1920, the first election that allowed women voters like Marguerite Davis in Virginia: "Governor Goes Home to Vote. Governor Davis and Mrs. Davis left for their home in Loudoun County yesterday, where they will today cast their ballots for Cox and Roosevelt." We hope you'll cast your ballot tomorrow if you haven't already because your voice matters! #MuseumMonday #Election2020 #WomensVote100 #MakeItCount

10/31/2020

So,did you #TakeAGuess? Is the ring pictured a vintage engagement ring or Memento Mori ring?

It is in fact a Memento Mori ring from 1891!
Hint: The black in the back of the ring is not enamel, it's a deceased person's hair. #ewwwwwww
#happyhalloween🎃👻

Ok, so here's the last of our Halloween inspired #creepyfacts and wedding lore! When looking at vintage engagement rings...
10/31/2020

Ok, so here's the last of our Halloween inspired #creepyfacts and wedding lore! When looking at vintage engagement rings, remember that rings used to be given not only for marriage but also for death. Play a game with us and #TakeAGuess-- is the ring below an engagement ring or Memento Mori Ring?

Memento Mori (which translates to “remember that you must die”) rings have been popular throughout history, having peaks during times of great chaos such as the Black Death. The rings commonly pictured traditional symbols of death and had pieces of your loved ones hair encased inside.

#happyhalloween☠️ #weddingrings💍 #MPevents

10/31/2020

Happy Halloween! Here's an insider look at the impressive hearse we have in our Winmill Carriage Collection! Victorian Era funerals were full of symbolism. We point out a few found in the details on our hearse. Come see for yourself this afternoon! The carriage museum is open from noon to 5PM today. Tix available at https://bit.ly/2HQzWHC.

#Halloween2020 #SpookySeason #MorvenPark #hearse https://www.morvenpark.org/about/calendarofevents.html

There's still time to make YOUR #AnniversaTree donation!  Gifts can be made in honor of, or in tribute to, a friend or l...
10/30/2020

There's still time to make YOUR #AnniversaTree donation! Gifts can be made in honor of, or in tribute to, a friend or loved one. Businesses can also donate to show their support of the Park. Donors at the highest levels can opt to have a commemorative plaque placed at the base of their tree. MorvenPark.org/TREES

#SupportMorvenPark #speakforthetrees

For this #WeddingWednesday, we're continuing our explantion of the spooky and creepy reasons behind some beloved wedding...
10/28/2020

For this #WeddingWednesday, we're continuing our explantion of the spooky and creepy reasons behind some beloved wedding traditions. Today, let's look at why brides carry bouquets!

In ancient times, assorted flowers and herbs were carried to ward off bad luck and ensure happiness and fertility. It is widely believed that brides and bridesmaids "posey" was invented by the Ancient Greeks to confuse demons. In Sweden, brides took it one step further by sewing garlic, rosemary, and cloves into their wedding dresses because the smell would keep away trolls. #whoknew🤷 #MPweddings #spookyseason

Photo credit: John N. Teunisson

The education team is looking forward to joining VAM’s special Tuesday Talk on Election Day!
10/28/2020

The education team is looking forward to joining VAM’s special Tuesday Talk on Election Day!

On Election Day, we'll feature a special edition of our Tuesday Talk as we welcome members from Morven Park and Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum to talk about their civic education programs, and how they've had to adapt during COVID. Get the meeting link: https://www.vamuseums.org/events/tuesday-talk-engaging-with-civics #vamuseums

Equestrian friends-->>If you haven't signed up for Winter Horse Trials, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Entries close tonight ...
10/27/2020

Equestrian friends-->>
If you haven't signed up for Winter Horse Trials, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Entries close tonight at midnight. EventEntries.com

#justdoit #winteriscoming #eventinglife #MorvenParkHT

Thank you everyone for your guesses on our #MuseumMonday mystery object! It's actually a replica effigy, or memorial cof...
10/26/2020

Thank you everyone for your guesses on our #MuseumMonday mystery object! It's actually a replica effigy, or memorial coffin! The lid of the object is the cast of a King whose head rests on a pillow with tassels on the corners. There are four figures on the base, likely representing religious men or other significant figures. We aren't sure why it's in our collection but we hope to learn more about it this coming year!

#HistoryMystery #MorvenPark

On this #MuseumMonday we have a Halloween mystery for you! Do you know what this decorative object might be? Made of met...
10/26/2020

On this #MuseumMonday we have a Halloween mystery for you! Do you know what this decorative object might be? Made of metal, roughly 13 inches high, 8 inches long and about 4.5 inches wide, it is relatively small but decorated with figures. Give us your best guess and we'll reveal what we know about it later today! #MuseumMonday #TakeAGuess #MorvenPark #HistoryMystery

Support Park maintenance and ensure the planting of new and replacement trees! Please make a gift to Morven Park's Anniv...
10/25/2020

Support Park maintenance and ensure the planting of new and replacement trees! Please make a gift to Morven Park's AnniversaTree campaign today. --> MorvenPark.org/TREES

The message is coming in loud and clear... we're looking for Morven Park Winter Horse Trials volunteers! Positions inclu...
10/24/2020

The message is coming in loud and clear... we're looking for Morven Park Winter Horse Trials volunteers! Positions include supporting our dressage and show jumping competition as scribes and ring stewards, or sporting a radio and judging cross country jumps as competitors ride our beautiful course. We promise to show our appreciation with great prizes, lunch, and lots of snacks! Please consider lending a hand.
Sign-up at https://bit.ly/HorseTrialsVols.

#winteriscoming #weneedvolunteers #MorvenParkMVPs

Park friends --> We need your support! Please click below to read a message from Morven Park's Executive Director.
10/23/2020
Park friends --> We need you now

Park friends --> We need your support! Please click below to read a message from Morven Park's Executive Director.

Greetings! When Morven Park was forced to close its gates in March due to the pandemic, we were amazed and humbled by the response. It took an international crisis to recognize the unique and importa

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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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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!
My favorite Christmas tree in Loudoun County.
Christmas at Morven Mansion