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.

We're all missing Polo in the Park this summer, how about you? Competitors Henry Porter and Hope Arellano have their eye...
07/11/2020

We're all missing Polo in the Park this summer, how about you? Competitors Henry Porter and Hope Arellano have their eyes on the prize in this fun pic from our friends at U.s.PoloAssn.

#USPoloAssn #LiveAuthentically

It's Friday and pre-COVID that might have meant a fun or romantic "Date Night", but what are you going to do now? Morven...
07/10/2020
Morven Park : About Us : Park News & Blogs

It's Friday and pre-COVID that might have meant a fun or romantic "Date Night", but what are you going to do now? Morven Park's Events Coordinator has a few suggestions in her latest blog "Love in the Time of COVID-19"--> https://www.morvenpark.org/about/park-news-blogs.html/article/2020/07/04/love-in-the-time-of-covid-19

#LoveLoudoun #DateNight #TogetherAtHome

I miss date night. I know that may sound petty in a world that has much bigger problems, but date night is a great way to reconnect with the ones we love the most, even when we have been stuck in the house with them since March. Date night can help romantic partners remember how to be romantic. Date...

It's time to support your favorite Park! No, seriously, we NEED visitors to the Park to step up and help us protect, pre...
07/09/2020

It's time to support your favorite Park! No, seriously, we NEED visitors to the Park 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

Every summer, Morven Park Center for Civic Impact educators look forward to our Youth Leadership camps for middle and hi...
07/07/2020

Every summer, Morven Park Center for Civic Impact educators look forward to our Youth Leadership camps for middle and high school students. However, like many other summer programs, this year’s Youth Leadership activities have moved online.

We are excited to provide a fun and enriching leadership program for Loudoun County youth, despite the challenges brought on by social distancing. We'll be welcoming applicants to our virtual camp in August. See you soon, young leaders!

#VirtualCamp #onlinesummer #MPCivicsAtHome

Have you checked this out? Morven Park's latest newsletter-->July at the Park
07/05/2020
July at the Park

Have you checked this out? Morven Park's latest newsletter-->July at the Park

Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!
07/04/2020

Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!

It's  #FlashbackFriday! Here is a side by side picture of the Davis Mansion's Front Hall, then and now! The historic pic...
07/03/2020

It's #FlashbackFriday! Here is a side by side picture of the Davis Mansion's Front Hall, then and now! The historic picture was taken for a spread in Town & Country magazine in 1905. Marguerite held onto the Victorian mode of interior decorating well into the 20th century. The furnishings still haven't changed much since then! Can you spot the differences?

#ThrowbackThursday poll! Who remembers when the mansion looked like this? Probably none of us, since the towers were dis...
07/02/2020

#ThrowbackThursday poll! Who remembers when the mansion looked like this? Probably none of us, since the towers were dismantled by Mary Mercer Carter after she inherited the estate from her father, Thomas Swann, Jr. in 1878. Which look do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below.

#WednesdayWisdom - Not a lot of flowers in your garden? Fill a vase with herbs. They are just as pretty as flowers and w...
07/01/2020

#WednesdayWisdom - Not a lot of flowers in your garden? Fill a vase with herbs. They are just as pretty as flowers and will remind you to use fresh herbs in your meals. Mint works particularly well. #HowDoesYourGardenGrow

WELCOME BACK! Morven Park is open to the public again!The Park gates will be open from 7AM-7PM on weekdays and from 7AM-...
07/01/2020

WELCOME BACK! Morven Park is open to the public again!

The Park gates will be open from 7AM-7PM on weekdays and from 7AM-5PM on weekends. Park buildings and restrooms remain closed.

Help us keep Morven Park safe! Please keep the safety and well-being of our visitors and staff in mind as you visit the Park grounds. Visit MorvenPark.org for suggested health and safety guidelines.

#WelcomeBack #WeMissedYou #socialdistancing #LoveLoudoun #LoudounIsReady

Morven Park's cover photo
07/01/2020

Morven Park's cover photo

If you are wondering how you and your kids can help your community this summer and still stay safe, the Center for Civic...
06/30/2020

If you are wondering how you and your kids can help your community this summer and still stay safe, the Center for Civic Impact has some suggestions.

With all of the thunderstorms this week there have been quite a few rainbow sightings at the Park. Here's one of our fav...
06/27/2020

With all of the thunderstorms this week there have been quite a few rainbow sightings at the Park. Here's one of our favorites.

POLO IN THE PARK UPDATE:Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the 2020 season of Morven Park’s Polo in the Park has...
06/26/2020

POLO IN THE PARK UPDATE:
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the 2020 season of Morven Park’s Polo in the Park has been canceled.

Park staff worked diligently to prepare for the season, but information provided by state, regional, and local officials led to the decision to cancel. The “Safer at Home: Phase Three” guidelines recently issued by the Governor’s Office limited the feasibility of a large, spectator-friendly event like Polo in the Park. Additionally, Morven Park’s strong commitment to the health and safety of Park guests and staff helped shaped the decision to cancel.

“This was a heart-breaking decision to make, but I know we made the right call for the fans, the players, and the community,” said Morven Park Executive Director, Sheryl Williams.

Morven Park wishes to thank the 2020 Polo in the Park GOLD sponsors, AMJ Financial, Climatic Heating and Cooling, Inc, Lauten Construction, and Salesforce who stepped up and provided their support during these difficult times.

Additional supporters include Merritt Properties, LLC; USPA Global Licensing Inc.; Total Equine Veterinary Associates, PC; B&D Builders; SmartPak; Sandy Spring Bank; Destination Polo; Middleburg Life; Loudoun County Economic Development; Visit Loudoun; Yount, Hyde & Barbour, PC; NetJets Inc.; King Street Oyster Bar, and Hunt Country Events.

We look forward to welcoming our sponsors and fans back to Polo in the Park next year!

Today's final #FacesFriday feature brings us to the porcelain collection. Whether in an Italian soup tureen or in decora...
06/26/2020

Today's final #FacesFriday feature brings us to the porcelain collection. Whether in an Italian soup tureen or in decorative statuary, faces are everywhere! Here are some of our favorites! #MorvenPark #FindTheFaces #MuseumFromHome

06/26/2020
Yoga For Beginners | Reale Yoga

What a beautiful morning for #YogaInThePark!
If you haven't yet tried it, Anna Reale (RealeYoga.com) has put together a perfect "starter" video where you can take part in yoga for beginners. Happy #NamasteFriday!

#YogaEverywhere #selfcare #wellness

Filmed and produced by Adrien at RealeVisual.com
Editing by Adrien at RealeVisual.com
Instructed by Anna at RealeYoga.com
Written and directed by Anna at RealeYoga.com
Link to video: https://bit.ly/2Vhp6hi

06/25/2020
Morven Park International Equestrian Center

Morven Park International Equestrian Center

Have we mentioned how much we LOVE our sponsors? Thank you again to Purcellville Southern States for being our 2020 Title Sponsor for the Summer Show Series, and to Derby Sponsor Total Equine Veterinary Associates,and Mini-Derby Sponsor Coat Defense.

We'd also like to thank Edward and Kathryn Harrell, our Hospitality Sponsors. Division sponsors were The Tack Box, Edward and Kathryn Harrell, Katy Cowasjee, Ashleigh Frick/Rokeby Farm Stables - McLean, VA and CWD.

Lydia McClain/CB Farm, Kimberly and Daniel Burke/Adare Show Hunters, Carol Eicher/EverReady Farm, Rachel Howell/Quiet Haven Farm, and the Kirkpatrick Family were our generous Class Sponsors.

And thank you to Courtney Hyjek/Courtney's Pet and Equine Services, LLC for being a Friend of the Summer Show Series!

Lastly thank you to Equestrian Center Sponsor SmartPak and B&D Builders our 2020 Platinum Sponsor.

#Gratitude #SupportEqSport #SummerSeries

06/24/2020
Morven Park presents ... why Alex loves history!

Our staff sure misses sharing our passion for history with you, so here's our Events Coordinator Alex sharing why she loves history!

#AntiquesRoadshow #ephemera #ILoveHistory #HistoricHomes #MorvenPark

For five years, the Morven Park Center for Civic Impact has worked with second graders to learn about how to foster and ...
06/24/2020

For five years, the Morven Park Center for Civic Impact has worked with second graders to learn about how to foster and create empathy for pollinators like the monarch butterfly. This spring, the Park partnered with local beekeeper Ed K. to bring Russian honeybees to the grounds, and we now have about 60,000 new pollinators for students to learn about!

Over the summer, Ed and the education team will make a few short videos highlighting the bees and asking students how they can take responsibility and make an impact for pollinators.

#savethebees #pollinators #SayHiToHives

#GetOutside on this first official day of summer!Our Pedestrian Entrance is open until 7:00 p.m. and we have plenty of s...
06/21/2020

#GetOutside on this first official day of summer!
Our Pedestrian Entrance is open until 7:00 p.m. and we have plenty of space for socially distanced walks (1,000 acres to be exact!).

On this #FacesFriday we're featuring female faces in the art and furniture throughout the Davis Mansion. Pictured: marbl...
06/19/2020

On this #FacesFriday we're featuring female faces in the art and furniture throughout the Davis Mansion. Pictured: marble female figure in the Front Hall fireplace; wooden carved figure in a hand-crafted chair in the Front Hall; leather bellows on the mantle in the Governor's Bedroom; bronze harpist sculpture in the Drawing Room. #RemembertheLadies #MuseumFromHome #FindtheFaces

155 years ago today, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, TX to inform the enslaved men, women, and children that they w...
06/19/2020

155 years ago today, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, TX to inform the enslaved men, women, and children that they were FREE. Juneteenth is widely celebrated as our country’s second Independence Day. Morven Park wishes you a Juneteenth of remembrance, action, and celebration.

06/19/2020
Pranayama: Viloma

Have you ever wanted to just stop and take a breath? This week's Yoga in the Park video with Anna Reale (RealeYoga.com) highlights a breathing exercise called Viloma. Enjoy~
#Namaste #YogaInThePark #YogaEverywhere #selfcare

Filmed and produced by Adrien at RealeVisual.com
Editing by Adrien at RealeVisual.com
Instructed by Anna at RealeYoga.com
Written and directed by Anna at RealeYoga.com

Link to video: https://bit.ly/2YOSNqZ

Equestrian friends-- can't make it out for this weekend's show but still want to jump around? Come to our Ticketed Schoo...
06/18/2020

Equestrian friends-- can't make it out for this weekend's show but still want to jump around? Come to our Ticketed Schooling days!

--June 24 & 25
--9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m
--Morven Park's outdoor arenas
--No paperwork or payment will be accepted day of.
--Please email your coggins and Hold Harmless to [email protected] by June 22 to get a reserved time.

Don't forget to follow the Morven Park International Equestrian Center on Facebook too (@MorvenParkEq).

Photo credit: Erin Gilmore Photography

Check out this A.M.A.Z.I.N.G sunset captured by a staff member at the Park yesterday! Our Pedestrian Entrance is open fr...
06/17/2020

Check out this A.M.A.Z.I.N.G sunset captured by a staff member at the Park yesterday!

Our Pedestrian Entrance is open from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. each day if you want to pay us a visit. Park restrooms and buildings remain closed.

#InThisTogether #LoveLoudoun

Happy #WeddingWednesday! If you postponed your nuptials to 2021 or are newly engaged and searching for a venue, don't fo...
06/17/2020
Morven Park Wedding Lookbook

Happy #WeddingWednesday! If you postponed your nuptials to 2021 or are newly engaged and searching for a venue, don't forget about Morven Park. Check out our 2020 Lookbook (https://www.flipsnack.com/morvenevents/weddinglookbook.html) and email [email protected] for more details.

Flipsnack is a digital catalog maker that makes it easy to create, publish and share html5 flipbooks. Upload a PDF or design from scratch flyers, magazines, books and more. Author: alex, Catalog: Morven Park Wedding Lookbook, Published: Jan 21, 2020

Park Members - check your inbox! Yesterday we sent out the link for our Polo in the Park "members only" Tailgate pre-sal...
06/16/2020

Park Members - check your inbox!

Yesterday we sent out the link for our Polo in the Park "members only" Tailgate pre-sale. We are also selling season passes to members.

If you are not a Park Member, but want to purchase a tailgate spot or season pass before they go on sale to the public, join TODAY at MorvenPark.org/Membership.

What a school year! This year the Morven Park Center for Civic Impact scheduled over 10,000 total interactions with 30 p...
06/16/2020

What a school year! This year the Morven Park Center for Civic Impact scheduled over 10,000 total interactions with 30 partner schools. Classroom teachers led students through lessons previously only taught by Morven Park educators.

Even after schools closed in March, the education team continued to provide teachers with lessons to help their students learn from home. Through it all, students learned that their voice matters, to research issues, take responsibility, and make an impact. Even though next year might look different, we are excited to continue supporting LCPS students in their civic growth!

#LCPS #InThisTogether #MPCivicsAtHome

#DidYouKnow that carriages like our Derby Break (pictured) have baskets hanging off the rear left side to hold long horn...
06/15/2020

#DidYouKnow that carriages like our Derby Break (pictured) have baskets hanging off the rear left side to hold long horns? These horns were used to entertain passengers and alert oncoming traffic to their presence. Fun fact: the person who plays the horn is called a tootler!

#MuseumMonday #CarriageDriving #MuseumFromHome #JoyRide

Like many nonprofits, Morven Park is facing uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts our ability to host events, pro...
06/14/2020
Morven Park : Support the Park : Become a Park Member : 2020 Morven Park Membership

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 becoming a Park Member to help sustain us during this difficult time. MorvenPark.org/Membership

#thisplacematters #SupportMorvenPark #InThisTogether

We established the Morven Park membership program as a way to give loyal supporters like you expanded access to Park programs and events. Member benefits include passes to Park events like the Polo in the Park arena polo series, unprecedented access to the Park’s museums with Specialty Tours of th...

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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