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Morven Park

Morven Park Honoring Mrs. 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.

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. Davis' vision, the s

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. Davis' vision, the s

Operating as usual

We were thrilled to reunite with Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce 2022 Loudoun Small Business Award winners on the por...
01/30/2023

We were thrilled to reunite with Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce 2022 Loudoun Small Business Award winners on the portico of The Davis Mansion for a photoshoot by Marty (Blue Lion Multimedia) for Leesburg Lifestyle! We are honored to be in such good company and proud to belong to a community of people whose passion works in the service of our beautiful county. Thank you Melinda Gipson for a wonderful story.

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Pictured bottow row, left to right:
Lara Major, VP 100 Women Strong ; Carol Barbe, Owner Backflow Technology LLC ; Natasha Magrath, President / Franchise Owner You’ve Got Maids ; Jaclyn O'Brien Gardner, Founder Innovative Solutions.

Top row, left to right:
Julie Borneman, Owner Watermark Woods - Native Plants ; Cindi Turner and Craig James, Founders Insight Into Action Therapy ; Stacey Metcalfe, Executive Director/CEO Morven Park.

We were very grateful to be the recipients of an exceptional act of generosity from a true friend of Morven Park this mo...
01/26/2023

We were very grateful to be the recipients of an exceptional act of generosity from a true friend of Morven Park this morning:

Sonny Swann, President of Climatic Heating & Cooling, is a prominent member of BCT’s Advisory Board, and in 2022, he was recognized for his exemplary work on their Board. In recognition of his efforts, Sonny was offered a number of prize options, but he wanted to support Morven Park with a contribution.

BCT, The Community’s Bank strives to better the community by serving and engaging in the community. BCT’s engagement is in its time, talent and treasure to worthwhile organizations like Morven Park.

Thanks again Sonny for supporting Morven Park in our efforts to continue to serve the community and remain Loudoun County's favorite destination to play, learn and discover.

Pictured From Right to Left:
Sonny Swann – BCT Advisory Board Member, President, Climatic Heating & Cooling
Stacey Metcalfe – BCT Advisory Board Member, Executive Director/CEO, Morven Park
Kristina Bouweiri – BCT Board of Director Member, President & CEO, Reston Limousine
Paul Bice – EVP & Regional President, BCT, The Community’s Bank

Start filling out that brand-new 2023 calendar!
01/19/2023

Start filling out that brand-new 2023 calendar!

Good Morning from our friend the Red-shouldered Hawk who likes to welcome visitors from his perch on the fencing along O...
01/18/2023

Good Morning from our friend the Red-shouldered Hawk who likes to welcome visitors from his perch on the fencing along Old Waterford Road.

*photo credit: Donna Stewart

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 16, 2023
01/16/2023

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 16, 2023

Daisy brought her humans for a picnic at the Park this week. Loudoun County's pups know the best places to !
01/12/2023

Daisy brought her humans for a picnic at the Park this week.

Loudoun County's pups know the best places to !

Thank you to the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce for awarding our Morven Park Center for Civic Impact this generous g...
01/10/2023

Thank you to the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce for awarding our Morven Park Center for Civic Impact this generous grant.

We love what we do and who we do it for, and this award will help our MPCCI team continue to provide the excellent education that will result in engaged and active members of our community.

Generosity makes ripples!

Congratulations to all of the nonprofit recipients of the Loudoun Chamber Foundation's 2023 grant cycle! 💙 $44,000 was awarded to 11 nonprofits. Pictured below are Stacey Metcalfe and Suzanne Musgrave of Morven Park. Learn more about the Loudoun Chamber Foundation and see the full list of grant recipients: www.LoudounChamber.org/Foundation

The Davis Mansion is currently closed for tours until March 3, 2023 for our Annual Deep Clean. Take a peek at what's inv...
01/09/2023
2023 Deep Cleaning The Davis Mansion

The Davis Mansion is currently closed for tours until March 3, 2023 for our Annual Deep Clean. Take a peek at what's involved during this busy time:

The Davis Mansion in Morven Park is closed for tours every January and February for our Annual Deep Cleaning. Take a peek at what we are up to during our clo...

Good Morning from our angel in the Park! This angel has been watching over our gardens since the 1960s. We are not sure ...
01/05/2023

Good Morning from our angel in the Park!

This angel has been watching over our gardens since the 1960s. We are not sure how this angel came to find his or her place on our croquet lawn, but the angel marks the midpoint of the lawn and makes us smile every time we walk by.

Have a great day!

Thank you for helping to spread the word, Loudoun Times-Mirror!To learn more about the 246 Years Project, the 246 Years ...
01/03/2023
Morven Park and Loudoun Clerk's office team up for historic 246 Years Project

Thank you for helping to spread the word, Loudoun Times-Mirror!

To learn more about the 246 Years Project, the 246 Years Advisory Committee, or other ways you can help, please contact the team at [email protected].

A new project coordinated by historic Morven Park in Leesburg and the Loudoun County Circuit Court Clerk’s office will soon provide public access to documents for families and historians researching

12/31/2022

Thank you for making 2022 a great year!

We wish you health, happiness, and time to play, learn, and discover in 2023!

Mansion tours for today are sold out! Gardens and grounds remain open until 5 p.m.
12/30/2022

Mansion tours for today are sold out! Gardens and grounds remain open until 5 p.m.

Wishing you a happy, safe, (and warm) holiday!
12/25/2022

Wishing you a happy, safe, (and warm) holiday!

Thank you Loudoun Now for spotlighting this important project. To learn more about the 246 Years Project, the 246 Years ...
12/23/2022
Morven Park’s 246 Years Project Expands Access to Enslaved Family History

Thank you Loudoun Now for spotlighting this important project.

To learn more about the 246 Years Project, the 246 Years Advisory Committee, or other ways you can help, please contact the team at [email protected].

Amateur genealogy has become a national passion. But Black Americans researching their family histories often find dead ends at 1865, with the trauma of slavery, family separations, and missing documentation.

Book your tour TODAY, we will be open EVERY DAY the last week of December but we will be closing for our annual deep cle...
12/19/2022

Book your tour TODAY, we will be open EVERY DAY the last week of December but we will be closing for our annual deep cleaning on December 31st! Looking forward to seeing you when we reopen in March!

Book your tour here: https://insidenovatix.com/organizations/morven-park

12/16/2022
This is the last week of Fall, one of our favorite times of the year in Morven Park. We hope to see you here all year lo...
12/12/2022
Saying goodbye to Autumn in Morven Park

This is the last week of Fall, one of our favorite times of the year in Morven Park. We hope to see you here all year long, but we have to admit that the wonderful Fall foliage makes this one of our favorite seasons to play, learn, and discover Morven Park.

We fall in love with Fall every year at Morven Park.

It's been a VERY busy week for Morven Park Center for Civic Impact educators!
12/08/2022
MPCCI at the VSTE 2022 Conference

It's been a VERY busy week for Morven Park Center for Civic Impact educators!

Alecia Bryner, Education Programs Coordinator at Morven Park's Center for Civic Impact, attended the Virginia Society for Technology in Education’s 2022 Conf...

The Morven Park Center for Civic Impact and the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services are ...
12/07/2022

The Morven Park Center for Civic Impact and the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services are teaming up once again to bring youth leadership opportunities to Loudoun teens!

We are happy to announce the return of our Youth Leadership Richmond Trip this coming January. All Loudoun County high schoolers are invited to apply for this FREE leadership trip to Richmond, VA on January 24, 2023. While visiting Richmond, students will learn about local and state government processes by attending a House Session, discussing career pathways, and taking a tour of the Capitol building. Transportation and lunch will be provided!

Registration will close on January 17, 2023. Register here:

https://lfportal.loudoun.gov/Forms/PRCSMorvenPark

Mobile good cheer at Morven Park!Pictured: Josh Gibbs, Horticulturalist
12/02/2022

Mobile good cheer at Morven Park!

Pictured: Josh Gibbs, Horticulturalist

This evening, our Director of Education at Morven Park's Center for Civic Impact, Gwyneth Mac Murtrie, will be leading a...
11/30/2022

This evening, our Director of Education at Morven Park's Center for Civic Impact, Gwyneth Mac Murtrie, will be leading a Brainstorming Workshop for Loudoun County students interested in participating in Step Up Loudoun's Youth Competition - learn how to develop your own project or expand on an inspired idea!

Register via email TODAY to participate! [email protected]

11/30/2022
A Story of Gratitude

Your support this Giving Tuesday means more to us than we can say. Fran Barnes, a beloved Morven Park team member, expresses how we all feel about the privilege of caring for this beautiful park. Thank you for allowing us to continue to serve our community.

11/30/2022
We did it!

THANK YOU! Your gift today made it possible for us to have our $10,000 goal MATCHED, DOUBLING THE GOOD. We are so grateful for you!

11/30/2022
Giving Tuesday - Equestrian Events Manager Hannah Mc Sween!

There is still time to make an impact this Giving Tuesday!

Hannah McSween, Equestrian Events Manager, ambushes us with her love of Morven Park and its Equestrian Center. If you love ponies too, choose to show them some love this Giving Tuesday and help us meet our $10K Match CHALLENGE - a generous group of donors has offered to DOUBLE your contributions!

https://morven-park.networkforgood.com/projects/11654-support-morven-park

11/28/2022
Meet Josh Gibbs, Horticulturalist at Morven Park

TOMORROW is GIVING TUESDAY and we hope you'll give a little love to our beautiful park. As you can see, those of us who work here are some of its biggest fans. Every dollar you give is used for the care and maintenance of our beautiful gardens and grounds so that they will long outlive our stewardship and continue to provide joy to future generations of nature lovers.

https://morven-park.networkforgood.com/projects/11654-support-morven-park

Address

17195 Southern Planter Lane
Leesburg, VA
20176

Telephone

(703) 777-2414

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Park gardens and grounds are open to visitors daily.

*PLEASE CHECK MORVENPARK.ORG/TOURS FOR MOST UP TO DATE TOUR INFORMATION*

When the Davis Mansion is open, tours are available from noon - 5:00 p.m. Tours leave from the Mansion Visitor Center on the hour. Last tour leaves at 4:00 p.m.

Admission to the Winmill Carriage Museum and the Museum of Hounds & Hunting are included in the ticket price.

Ticket prices are: adults $10, children (ages 6-12) $5, children 5 and under are FREE.

Usage of the Morven Park International Equestrian Center and Morven Park Athletic Fields are available via rental/appointment ONLY.

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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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Kristina Bouweiri is always camera ready! Morven Park, thank you for thinking of Reston Limousine for this very special photo opp!
The LoCo Disc Golf Club is holding their 12th Annual LoCo Ice Bowl fundraiser on Saturday, January 28. The event will happen at Morven Park, where they're laying out two temporary disc golf courses that wind through the park's fields and woodlots. Proceeds will benefit Loudoun Hunger Relief.

Online registration closes on January 27 at 8:30 PM, so if you're interested, now is definitely the time to sign up!

Here's the event page, which includes their registration link:
Quarry View is happy to announce our sponsorship of Morven Park! We hope to see you at the Morven Park Fall International Horse Trials in October!

For more info on the prestigious equestrian events at Morven Park, check out their website: https://www.morvenpark.org/equestrian-center/
Congratulations to all of the nonprofit recipients of the Loudoun Chamber Foundation's 2023 grant cycle! 💙 $44,000 was awarded to 11 nonprofits. We'll be sharing their photos throughout the next week. Be sure to thank these stellar nonprofits for all they do in our community. Pictured below are Stacey Metcalfe and Suzanne Musgrave of Morven Park, Val Walters of The Ryan Bartel Foundation, and Cris Candice Tuck, Samantha L. Clarke, Jude Armstrong, and Matthew Charlesworth of Equality Loudoun. Learn more about the Loudoun Chamber Foundation and see the complete list of grant recipients: www.LoudounChamber.org/Foundation
Tomorrow, Jan 6th, is the FINAL DAY TO REGISTER for this year's Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition! This competition is an amazing opportunity for middle & high school students to get involved in their communities by identifying an issue of concern in their neighborhood, school or larger community, come up with a unique way to address it & present their idea in a science fair type setting with the chance to win cash awards they can use to implement their projects! Learn more & register by tomorrow at www.loudounyouth.org!


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Today we are pleased to announce that the Loudoun Chamber Foundation has awarded $44,000 in Grants to support the work of 11 Loudoun Nonprofits. 💛
The organizations receiving 2023 Loudoun Chamber Foundation grants are:
*️⃣ American Red Cross of the National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region - Loudoun and Prince William
*️⃣ A Place To Be
*️⃣ Equality Loudoun
*️⃣ Legacy Farms
*️⃣ Loudoun Cares
*️⃣ Loudoun Free Clinic
*️⃣ Loudoun Serenity House
*️⃣ Loudoun Youth Inc.
*️⃣ Morven Park
*️⃣ The Ryan Bartel Foundation
*️⃣ Tree of Life Ministries
Founded in 2014, the Loudoun Chamber Foundation invests in local nonprofits focused on the economy, workforce development, public safety, and wellness in Loudoun. In that short period, the Foundation has invested a total of $202,000 into the Loudoun community. Learn more: www.LoudounChamber.org/Foundation
Who needs warm weather and sunny skies for a Photoshoot?? Be open minded it’s not out of the question to still take beautiful family photos in the winter! This extended family session was Oct 26 overcast and 30 degrees! We managed to capture lots of special family photos! Morven Park location
The Davis Mansion at Morven Park is now decorated for the holidays. Mansion tours are offered Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information, click the link below.

Photos by Jessica Monte

Morven Park

https://loudouncountymagazine.com/photo-essay-davis-mansion-at-morven-park/
Happy Monday Adventurers and Friends! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. My family and I had a great time going and checking out the Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience at Morven Park near where I live! It was such an immersive event! We also got our Christmas tree up which was a nice thing to get done as well.

As you may know on Mondays I like to introduce myself and then share somethings about myself so you can all get to know me better! I thought I would share 4 holiday related facts to kick off the spirit of the holidays. Tell me what some of your favorite holidays things are? Whats on your Christmas list this holiday season?

Tonight we had a special invite to visit Morven Park for a holiday cocktail party. They were recently awarded the Loudoun Chamber Destination Business of the Year. Another fun fact, the Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience, run by Warner Brothers on the property, has brought in over 150,000 guests already including locals and many from out of state. Have you been to a light show, equine event, cross country meet, mansion or carriage house tour and/or the rummage sale? So much fun in our backyard! Yes, it’s in Leesburg, one of the top 10 places to live in North America.
Attn Loudoun Middle & High School Students!

Are you considering participating in this year's Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition? This Wednesday night, Nov. 30th, there will be a virtual session to help you brainstorm ideas for your project! Email [email protected] to register for the workshop. More info about the competition can be found at www.loudounyouth.org
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Morven Park
This beautiful Family brought their dogs to the family portrait session at Morven Park
Beautiful afternoon in Morven Park, walking off Thanksgiving cakes and pudding. Winter's coming (Solstice on Dec 21) but warmish, crisp air in the low 60s today.

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Wouldn’t be an appropriate Thanksgiving post without one of our feathered friends!

This turkey proudly poses for a photo in 1936 when his home of Morven Park was in its heyday as a thriving turkey farm.

When Westmoreland Davis purchased Morven Park in 1903, the lawyer-turned-farmer (who would later serve as Virginia’s governor from 1918 to 1922) set out with plans to make the land a model of progressive agriculture. Davis and his wife Marguerite took to farming the more than 1,500 acres, implementing new and emerging agricultural practices at the time and remodeling many of the farm buildings.

Many livestock called Morven Park home, from Guernsey cows to horses, hogs and sheep. But Davis’ turkeys were of national renown, and the most profitable livestock for the family.

Between 1923 and 1937, Davis expanded his poultry farm from “eight turkey eggs” to 80,000 “broiler” chickens and 23,000 turkeys. Chickens were raised in the brooder house, while hundreds of turkey houses once dotted the landscape. A portion of the estate two acres north of the mansion still is proudly called Turkey Hill.

Davis’ Goldbank turkeys were rated top quality and sold for $10 and up, a hefty sum in the late 1930s. By his death in 1942, Morven Park was the country’s largest producer of turkeys.

Though it’s been many years since Morven Park was a booming turkey farm, it boasted a unique distinction for a number of years beginning in 2013 as the home of the presidential pardoned turkeys. Caramel was the first such pardoned turkey to arrive after being pardoned by President Barack Obama.

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Another wonderful family portrait session at Morven Park
I love that this family brought their six dogs to the session.
We braved the cold at beautiful Morven Park in Lessburg, Virginia to film our brand new music video of Auld Lang Syne . It's one of the tracks on our album, "The Skye Boat Song," which will be released in January. We can't wait for you to hear it!
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