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

On this #MuseumMonday we are featuring a pair of shoes in the Davis Collection that were made for Manchu Chinese women. ...
09/14/2020

On this #MuseumMonday we are featuring a pair of shoes in the Davis Collection that were made for Manchu Chinese women. The Manchu were an ethnic group that ruled China from 1644 to 1912. Manchu women were forbidden to bind their feet like Han Chinese women, so their shoes appear flat on the bottom, rather than tiny wedged high heels. The platform shoes are of medium height, and the sides are embroidered with white chrysanthemums, a symbol of longevity.

It's time to support your favorite Park! No, seriously, we NEED friends of the Park LIKE YOU to step up and help us prot...
09/13/2020

It's time to support your favorite Park! No, seriously, we NEED friends of the Park LIKE YOU to step up and help us protect, preserve, and enhance this place that we all love so much. If you run here, walk here, or enjoy our beautiful open spaces then PLEASE BECOME A PARK MEMBER TODAY! Join at MorvenPark.org/Membership.

#weLOVEourmembers #MembersMakeADifference #JustDoIt

09/12/2020
Morven Park presents ... WCM side saddle details

#DidYouKnow, many women like Viola Winmill and Marguerite Davis rode horses sidesaddle, and we have many examples on display in the Winmill Carriage Museum.Talk about a core workout! Come take a closer look today or any Saturday this month. Don't forget to buy your tickets in advance at MorvenPark.org/calendar

#TakeATour #MustSee #MorvenPark #Equestrian #HorseLover #sidesaddle

Make plans to visit Morven Park's Winmill Carriage Museum this weekend! Hours are noon- 5PM on Saturday and ticket info ...
09/11/2020

Make plans to visit Morven Park's Winmill Carriage Museum this weekend! Hours are noon- 5PM on Saturday and ticket info is available at https://bit.ly/33npUob

#carriage #history #socialdistancing

Thank you equestrian friends and everyone that voted for us in the Loudoun Now "Best Of" competition...we won in TWO cat...
09/10/2020

Thank you equestrian friends and everyone that voted for us in the Loudoun Now "Best Of" competition...we won in TWO categories!!!

The Morven Park International Equestrian Center was voted "Favorite Equestrian Facility" and "Favorite Place to Ride a Horse".

#ThankfulThursday #gratitude #MorvenParkEQ #equestrianlife

Equestrian friends -  Fall Horse Trials entry fees go up TODAY and close next week on September 15th. Get your entries i...
09/08/2020

Equestrian friends - Fall Horse Trials entry fees go up TODAY and close next week on September 15th. Get your entries in! And if you've already signed up, check out our missing items list at http://bit.ly/HTmissingitems to make sure your entry is complete!

#MorvenParkEQ #THISisit #FallHT #eventing

Credit: Erin Gilmore Photography

Our #MuseumMonday posts for the month of September will be featuring pieces from Morven Park's Asian Art collection! The...
09/07/2020

Our #MuseumMonday posts for the month of September will be featuring pieces from Morven Park's Asian Art collection! The Davises traveled extensively during the first decade of their marriage and brought back artifacts that ranged from significant pieces of cultural value to small knick-knacks found in tourist shops.

First up, is a Chinese temple drum from the late 19th century. The entire drum set is decorated in Buddhist imagery. The lion-shaped base supports a round animal skin drum painted with a hawk capturing a rabbit on one side, and a pair of phoenixes on the other. Such ceremonial drums are usually installed in the main hall of a temple and used during important ceremonies.

Marguerite chose to set the drum in the front hall of the Davis Mansion. It would have been one of the first pieces seen when guests entered the mansion.

#HistoricHouse #DavisMansion #MuseumFromHome

Morven Park Administrative Offices are closed today in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The gardens and grounds are ...
09/07/2020

Morven Park Administrative Offices are closed today in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The gardens and grounds are open until 7:00 p.m. if you would like to visit the Park for a walk, hike, or picnic.

Have you seen our latest news? Check out our September at the Park newsletter!
09/06/2020
September at the Park-->eNews from Morven Park

Have you seen our latest news? Check out our September at the Park newsletter!

What's inside? Equestrian show updates, touring the Carriage Museum, and more! September 2020 As summer comes to a close we're inspired to reflect on the tremendous efforts of the Morven Park Building

The Purcellville Southern States Summer Show Series at Morven Park has come to a close! Thank you everyone for making to...
09/05/2020

The Purcellville Southern States Summer Show Series at Morven Park has come to a close! Thank you everyone for making today's show one of the best! A huge congratulations to our division and derby finals winners!

Show photos will be posted on ErinGilmorePhotos.com
#hunterjumper #summerseries #MorvenParkEq

Credit: Erin Gilmore Photography

On Kentucky Derby day, we invite you to visit Carriage Association of America, Inc.'s page and participate in t...
09/05/2020

On Kentucky Derby day, we invite you to visit Carriage Association of America, Inc.'s page and participate in their fancy and goofy hat contest! (or at least scroll through the pictures!)

After submitting your hat photos on our friends' event page, plan a trip to Morven Park's Winmill Carriage Museum for a fun afternoon before the race. Remember, tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at https://bit.ly/3jJLOZ6

#MorvenPark #TakeATour #CAA #CarriageDriving #DerbyDay

“It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow."What a fitting quote for this afternoon (and maybe this whole year!)
09/03/2020

“It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow."

What a fitting quote for this afternoon (and maybe this whole year!)

Hot off the presses! Congrats to our friends at the U.S. Polo Assn.on being ranked 38th overall in License Global Magazi...
09/02/2020

Hot off the presses! Congrats to our friends at the U.S. Polo Assn.on being ranked 38th overall in License Global Magazine's prestigious list of top 150 global licensors! They were recognized alongside the National Football League, National Basketball Association, NASCAR and Major League Baseball, among others.
#uspoloassn #polo #licensing #uspainspire

Next month we're hosting our Morven Park Fall Horse Trials and we know we'll need your help! Volunteers help as cross co...
09/01/2020

Next month we're hosting our Morven Park Fall Horse Trials and we know we'll need your help! Volunteers help as cross country jump judges, ring stewards and a whole host of other positions. Sign up at https://www.eventingvolunteers.com/events/1426/signup

#WeLoveVolunteers #MPMVPs #MorvenPark #THISHorseInsurance #THISIsIt

Photo credit: Lindsay Berreth

Thank you for following along this month as we marked National Women's Suffrage Month at Morven Park! This story is one ...
08/31/2020

Thank you for following along this month as we marked National Women's Suffrage Month at Morven Park! This story is one of perseverance, courage and leadership from all corners of the United States. We are especially proud to elevate the voices of women of the past who fought for the right to vote. #MuseumMonday #WomensVote100 #WomensSuffrageMonth #SuffrageCentennial #MorvenPark

Photo credit: Library of Congress

Looking for something to do on this rainy day? Come and #TakeATour of the Winmill Carriage Museum at Morven Park.--Ample...
08/29/2020

Looking for something to do on this rainy day? Come and #TakeATour of the Winmill Carriage Museum at Morven Park.
--Ample room for social distancing and face masks are required.
--Purchase advance tickets online for timed entry at https://bit.ly/WCM082920
--Rainy day tip: park behind the Coach House complex to be closer to the Carriage Museum entrance
--Tours start at 1PM, 2PM, 3PM and 4PM

You LOVE Morven Park. We know you do. You walk your dog here, you follow us on Facebook, you've told friends about us......
08/29/2020

You LOVE Morven Park. We know you do. You walk your dog here, you follow us on Facebook, you've told friends about us...so why not help support us? Become a Park Member today! MorvenPark.org/Membership

We need members like you to help us continue to protect, preserve and enhance Morven Park for current and future generations of visitors. Join now or, before you know it, another month will have gone by and you will have missed a wonderful opportunity to support this place that you love so much!

#MembersMakeItPossible #SupportMorvenPark

We've been missing Polo in the Park on Saturday nights ... how about you? Thank you to our polo fans and friends for the...
08/27/2020

We've been missing Polo in the Park on Saturday nights ... how about you? Thank you to our polo fans and friends for their support this summer and THANK YOU to the U.S. Polo Assn. for their sponsorship of the Morven Park International Equestrian Center!

#USPoloAssn #MorvenParkEQ
#LiveAuthentically #BestPartyInLoudoun

Morven Park's cover photo
08/26/2020

Morven Park's cover photo

#DidYouKnow that the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote was ratified 100 years ago today?? We continue to s...
08/26/2020

#DidYouKnow that the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote was ratified 100 years ago today?? We continue to support all people's right to use their voice for good through our Morven Park Center for Civic Impact (MorvenPark.org/Education) and through our telling of the stories that made up the suffrage movement.

#WomensVote100 #WomensSuffrageMonth #SuffrageCentennial #MorvenPark #MPCCI

The earth laughs in flowers.                 ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
08/25/2020

The earth laughs in flowers.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

08/24/2020
Visit Morven Park for the Winmill Carriage Museum and a picnic!

It's another #MuseumMonday and we're wondering, when is the last time you brought a picnic to the Park? This Saturday, plan a visit to the Winmill Carriage Museum AND a casual garden picnic with your family! Go to MorvenPark.org/Calendar for more information about tickets and what to expect. Be safe! #TakeATour #SummerPicnic #Gardens #MorvenPark

08/21/2020
Winmill Carriage Museum Opening Basics

We look forward to welcoming you to the Winmill Carriage Museum tomorrow! Tickets must be purchased in advance and don't forget your mask! You can find more information about our updated policies and procedures at www.morvenpark.org/calendar.

#TakeATour #MorvenPark #CarriageDriving #HistoricPreservation #MustSee

Today's FREE virtual event starts in 20 minutes! "Women's Fight for the Vote: a Centennial Celebration", featuring Museu...
08/20/2020

Today's FREE virtual event starts in 20 minutes! "Women's Fight for the Vote: a Centennial Celebration", featuring Museum Engagement Manager Jackie Ly and other local presenters starts at 3PM. This online program will cover the history of the women's suffrage movement, which began in Seneca Falls, NY (pictured), followed by discussion on how it impacts our world today. Use this link to watch--> bit.ly/2XZrMS7

#WomensVote100 #WomensSuffrageMonth #SuffrageCentennial #MorvenPark

Don't forget about tomorrow's virtual event! Tune in at 3PM for "Women's Fight for the Vote: A Centennial Celebration". ...
08/19/2020

Don't forget about tomorrow's virtual event! Tune in at 3PM for "Women's Fight for the Vote: A Centennial Celebration".

To mark the centennial of the ratification of the 19th amendment, representatives from Morven Park, the Loudoun League of Women Voters, and the Loudoun Heritage Consortium, including special guest Mrs. Robert “Mimi” Walker, will dive into state and local history and discover how the suffrage movement continues to impact society. Visit https://bit.ly/2XZrMS7 to join the LIVE discussion tomorrow at 3PM.

Equestrian friends -- entries open TODAY for the Morven Park Fall Horse Trials, offering Novice through Advanced level c...
08/18/2020

Equestrian friends -- entries open TODAY for the Morven Park Fall Horse Trials, offering Novice through Advanced level competition! Show dates are October 2-4 and you can register via EventEntries.com.

The FEI levels originally scheduled have been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. This adjusted format allows us to move forward with competition and provide a great weekend of eventing! For more details, visit MorvenPark.org/HorseTrials.

#horsetrials #eventing #MorvenParkEQ

On this #MuseumMonday we ask you to mark your calendar for this Thursday at 3:00 p.m.. That's when Jackie Ly (pictured a...
08/17/2020

On this #MuseumMonday we ask you to mark your calendar for this Thursday at 3:00 p.m.. That's when Jackie Ly (pictured at the Lucy Burns Museum in Ocoquan, VA earlier this year in a suffrage sash) will be joined by local presenters talking about the women's suffrage movement in honor of the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment!

This online event is FREE and starts at 3:00 p.m. Wear purple, white or gold and click on bit.ly/2XZrMS7 to join us!

#WomensVote100 #SuffrageCentennial #LoudounCounty #MorvenPark

Like many nonprofits, Morven Park is facing uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts our ability to host events, pro...
08/17/2020

Like many nonprofits, Morven Park is facing uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts our ability to host events, provide mansion tours, and offer services to the public.

If you are able, please consider donating to Morven Park or becoming a Park Member to help sustain us during this difficult time.
Membership --> MorvenPark.org/Membership
Donations--> MorvenPark.org/DonateNow

Now, more than ever, your support of Morven Park is vital and you can make a donation that truly makes a difference!

#SupportMorvenPark #InThisTogether

08/15/2020
Tour the Winmill Carriage Museum!

Does the heat have you dreaming of snow days? Come take a tour TODAY in our air conditioned Winmill Carriage Museum and see several winter sleighs on display to get your mind off the heat. Each vehicle is unique in size, shape and color! Tickets must be purchased in advance and all guests must wear a mask. We hope to see you this afternoon!
TICKET DETAILS--> https://www.morvenpark.org/about/calendarofevents.html/event/2020/08/15/tickets-for-the-winmill-carriage-museum/298476

Today's the day! Leaders of Loudoun in the Great War starts at noon! Take part in today's FREE event where we discuss so...
08/13/2020

Today's the day! Leaders of Loudoun in the Great War starts at noon! Take part in today's FREE event where we discuss soldier and civilian experiences during World War I with staff from the George C. Marshall International Center. Visit our page at noon to watch live! #FacebookLive
#WWI #MorvenPark #MarshallHouse #MuseumFromHome

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Leesburg, VA
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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