Morven Park

Morven Park Encompassing over 1,000 acres of gardens, fields, lawns and wooded areas, Morven Park hosts over 100,000 visitors each year who attend equestrian events, special activities, guided tours and educational programs.
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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 100,000 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 Hours: Tours of Mansion, Winmill Carriage Museum, & Museum of Hounds and Hunting 12:00pm - 5:00pm Saturdays & Sundays Last Tour of the Mansion is at 4:00pm. 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 www.MorvenPark.org

When looking at antique rings (anything before 1940), remember that diamond engagement rings were not popular until a 19...
04/03/2019

When looking at antique rings (anything before 1940), remember that diamond engagement rings were not popular until a 1947 DeBeers ad campaign ("a diamond is forever" - they are still using it).

Rings that pre-date 1947, will have diamonds mixed with emeralds, sapphires, and other precious stones.

#WeddingWednesday #MorvenParkWeddings

Photo credit: Eragem.com

“At a small distance in front of the house is a garden; a lovely spot, in the season of flowers, as Swann told me, tho...
04/02/2019

“At a small distance in front of the house is a garden; a lovely spot, in the season of flowers, as Swann told me, tho’ there was little there now to attract the eye.” – Diary of Salmon P. Chase, recounting a visit to Morven Park in February 1830.

Open Cross Country Schooling Day is TOMORROW! Come ride the Morven Park cross country courses as they were set for Sprin...
04/01/2019

Open Cross Country Schooling Day is TOMORROW!

Come ride the Morven Park cross country courses as they were set for Spring Horse Trials! Gates open at 9:00 a.m. $50.00 per horse/rider; register upon arrival.

This year we're offering schooling days Tuesday, April 2nd AND Tuesday, April 30th, 2019. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day.

MUST have current (paper) Coggins and 2019 Hold Harmless form. Contact [email protected] with questions.

Photo credit: Elle McKinney

No April Fool’s Day joke on this #MuseumMonday! The telephone found in the Davis Mansion kitchen hallway was used by e...
04/01/2019

No April Fool’s Day joke on this #MuseumMonday!
The telephone found in the Davis Mansion kitchen hallway was used by employees to accept orders and communicate with other parts of the farm. Governor Westmoreland Davis expected staff to answer the telephone with manners and respect. Joke’s on you if you didn’t follow the rules!
#aprilfoolsday #takeatour #orderplease

04/01/2019

We had an amazing #HorseTrials weekend! Thank you to everyone who made it possible, especially all of our wonderful volunteers!

Here's a video of Boyd Martin navigating cross country and the "SmartPak Splash".

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvo0WHABDYC/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

#SupportEventing #equestrianlife #horsecountry #LoveLoudoun #CrossCountryJumping #SmartPak

Our Morven Park #PhotoOfTheMonth for March comes from Courtney Jean Photography (http://courtneyjeanphotos.com/). We cho...
03/31/2019

Our Morven Park #PhotoOfTheMonth for March comes from Courtney Jean Photography (http://courtneyjeanphotos.com/). We chose this picture because we LOVE that this young lady is wearing rabbit ears. Our very own Easter celebration is coming up on April 20th and tickets are on sale at MorvenPark.org/Easter.

It's the 2nd day of Spring Horse Trials! Morven Park Horse Trials are brought to you by SmartPak, everyone’s favorite ...
03/31/2019

It's the 2nd day of Spring Horse Trials! Morven Park Horse Trials are brought to you by SmartPak, everyone’s favorite equine supplement and supply company. Visit them at SmartPakEquine.com

Additional support provided by—
o AHT Insurance
o Farm Credit of the Virginias
o Climatic Heating & Cooling
o Southern States Cooperative
o Lakewood Vineyard
o Corta-Flx Manna Pro
o Purcellville Cannons Baseball
o the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
o FarmVet
o Liz Millikin Eventing
o Mara DePuy Eventing
o Stubben of North America
o The Sue Smith Team at Sold by Sue Realty

And a BIG thank you to VTO SADDLERY for being our tack vendor this weekend!

#SupportEventing #DressageRiding #crosscountryjumping #showjumping #equestrianlife

Tours of the Davis Mansion are starting now and continue throughout the day. As this is the last weekend of Women's Hist...
03/30/2019

Tours of the Davis Mansion are starting now and continue throughout the day. As this is the last weekend of Women's History Month, this is your last chance to catch a tour highlighting the women who lived and worked at Morven Park in the early 20th century.

Tours offered today and tomorrow from noon - 5:00 p.m. Last tour departs at 4:00 p.m. each day.

#MorvenPark #WomensHistoryMonth #thisplacematter #localhistorymatters

Photo credit: Reza Mirzai

Today's the day! Morven Park Spring Horse Trials is here! Good luck to all of the competitors. We wish everyone a safe r...
03/30/2019

Today's the day! Morven Park Spring Horse Trials is here!

Good luck to all of the competitors. We wish everyone a safe ride!

We welcome spectators and admission is FREE. Please join us for an awesome day of eventing! Event detaisl at MorvenPark.org/HorseTrials

#SupportEventing #Dressage #goXCountry #MorvenParkHorseTrials

Have you visited Morven Park recently and thought, I’ve seen it all? Have you not visited in a long time and wondered ...
03/29/2019

Have you visited Morven Park recently and thought, I’ve seen it all? Have you not visited in a long time and wondered what might be different since the last time? Have you never visited and considered what the fuss is about? Our Specialty Tours are your chance to see the Park in a whole new light!

Our next #SpecialtyTour explores the lives of the live-in servants and farm employees (along with their families) that called Morven Park home in the early 20th century. You'll explore the mansion's servant quarters and tour the restored four-room farm hand house located at the heart of the Governor’s former poultry operation. Tour details at --->> https://bit.ly/2UZ1iwu

Be a part of the #BestPartyInLoudoun! Polo in the Park returns July 6th!Businesses interested in partnering with Morven ...
03/28/2019

Be a part of the #BestPartyInLoudoun!
Polo in the Park returns July 6th!

Businesses interested in partnering with Morven Park for this summer's polo season can call 703.777.2414 ext. 6616 or send an email to [email protected].

#PoloInThePark #SeeAndBeScene #EquestrianSport #MorvenPark

Photo credit: Chas Sumser

Everyone knows that Morven Park welcomes pets as long as they are on leash, so we often get asked about pictures that ca...
03/27/2019

Everyone knows that Morven Park welcomes pets as long as they are on leash, so we often get asked about pictures that can be found online of photo shoots featuring animals off leash at the Park. The answer is quite simple actually -- the leashes are removed from the image after the fact. See for yourself in the "before" and "after" image below.

Thank you to all of our guests who keep their pets on leash and always clean up after them while visiting Morven Park. You are appreciated!

Rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck! Depending on who you ask it is either "a wet knot is hard to ...
03/27/2019

Rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck!

Depending on who you ask it is either "a wet knot is hard to untie" or "the more rain drops that fall on your wedding day the fewer tears during your marriage". More importantly Morven Park is beautiful during spring showers!

To learn more about Morven Park Weddings, email [email protected].

Photo credit: Bowtie Photography

03/26/2019
Loudoun Student Environmental Action Showcase (SEAS) - ©2018 Loudoun Environmental Stewardship Alliance

Morven Park is proud to be a part of the Loudoun Student Environmental Action Showcase at Heritage High School tonight from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Stop by our table to say hello and help us plan our next Monarch Waystation!

For event flyer -->> http://loudounnature.org/events/loudoun-seas?fbclid=IwAR3JQC2nUWB4hnNJ1Ihjq92WyzWvkHpQvtW2CEBmwPHlygKWx9nZ6Qc_DPE

Inaugural Loudoun Student Environmental Action Showcase The inaugural Loudoun Student Environmental Action Showcase (SEAS) will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. at Heritage High School in Leesburg, Virginia. The event is co-hosted by Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), the Loudoun...

Believe it or not, even though Spring is just beginning FALL SOCCER tryouts for most travel programs are less than two m...
03/26/2019

Believe it or not, even though Spring is just beginning FALL SOCCER tryouts for most travel programs are less than two months away! Seasonal camps are a great way to explore a program and meet some of the staff before making the huge time and financial commitment.

Join #VAREVOLUTION for Spring Break camp at Morven Park to learn more while the kids have a great time! DROP IN days are available as well.

Learn more about VA Revolution and sign up for camps here:
https://varevolutionsoccer.com/

#MorvenParkSports #kids #soccer #SpringBreakCamps #GetOutside

Morven Park #HorseTrials are this Saturday & Sunday and here's what you need to know:--This year marks the 46th year of ...
03/25/2019

Morven Park #HorseTrials are this Saturday & Sunday and here's what you need to know:
--This year marks the 46th year of Horse Trials at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center.
--Horse Trials is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sport of "eventing" as well as Morven Park’s picturesque 1,000 acres on a beautiful spring day. “Eventing" is the triathlon of horse sports, featuring dressage, show jump and cross-country.
--Competition will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and starting times will be posted on Thursday at MorvenPark.org/HorseTrials . The Park Café will be open for competitors and spectators to grab a cup of coffee, a brisket sandwich, and the always popular “Frickles” appetizer.
--We can ALWAYS use more volunteers! No experience necessary and lunch/snacks/fun provided. To register, go to https://www.eventingvolunteers.com/events/826/signup or email [email protected] for more information.

Photo credit: Phyllis Dawson

On this #MuseumMonday we want to remind you that for the month of March we are featuring the women who lived and worked ...
03/25/2019

On this #MuseumMonday we want to remind you that for the month of March we are featuring the women who lived and worked at Morven Park in the early 20th century.

Jackie Ly, the Park's Museum Engagement Manager explains --
“We wanted to do something different with the tour and it made perfect sense to showcase the women of Morven Park in recognition of Women’s History Month. Mrs. Davis took such great care of her home, but there is so much more to her story, and the story of Morven Park, than the mansion."

#TakeATour this Saturday and Sunday from noon-5:00 p.m. (last tour departs at 4:00 p.m.). Ticket info at MorvenPark.org/Tours.

#WomensHistoryMonth #MorvenPark #thisplacematters #LoveLoudoun

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03/25/2019

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While the iconic Davis Mansion at Morven Park is recognized as the home of former Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis, ...
03/23/2019

While the iconic Davis Mansion at Morven Park is recognized as the home of former Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis, it wouldn’t exist today without the efforts of his wife, Marguerite Inman Davis.

#TakeATour with us this weekend and learn more about the personal histories of Mrs. Davis and the other female residents of the house, including Governor Davis’s mother, Annie Morriss Davis, who raised him on her own after the tragic death of her husband and her other two children.

Visit MorvenPark.org/Tours for ticket details and PLEASE NOTE that the mansion will close at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23. The last tour of the day will start at 3:00 p.m.

#WomensHistoryMonth #thisplacematters #MorvenPark

Easter at the Park tickets are selling fast! Join us on Saturday, April 20th for one of our most popular Park events! Ea...
03/22/2019

Easter at the Park tickets are selling fast!
Join us on Saturday, April 20th for one of our most popular Park events!
Easter at the Park features craft stations, rabbits from the 4-H club, our annual egg hunt held in the formal gardens, and the all ages egg roll on the Davis Mansion lawn. Registration is $10 per child (ages 2-12) and $5 per adult.

Visit MorvenPark.org/Easter for event and registration details.
This event sells out each year and there are no "day of" ticket sales.

“When I was growing up, there was a beautiful historic building at the corner. There was something going on every week...
03/21/2019

“When I was growing up, there was a beautiful historic building at the corner. There was something going on every weekend, whether a Thanksgiving celebration, a Fourth of July picnic, or just a place to sit and talk.”

“You mean where the mini-mall is?”

“Yes, but before then…”

On this #ThoughtfulThursday we pass along this great blog post from the American Association for State and Local History. The piece delves into why preservation and advocacy efforts are important to historical house sites and museums like ours. Read it here -->https://bit.ly/2UJW4EN

#MorvenPark #thisplacematters #localhistorymatters

While it may have been confusing for President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) in the 1995 film "The American Presiden...
03/20/2019

While it may have been confusing for President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) in the 1995 film "The American President", the American Dogwood (blooming now) shares the honor of being the Commonwealth of Virginia's State Tree and her flower.

#WednesdayWisdom #GardenGrown

Horse Trials volunteers still needed! No experience is necessary--we will train you! Lunch and a schooling pass or museu...
03/20/2019

Horse Trials volunteers still needed! No experience is necessary--we will train you! Lunch and a schooling pass or museum pass provided.

The MORVEN PARK SPRING HORSE TRIALS are on March 30th and 31st and we need assistance with dressage and cross country events. Jump judges still needed for Sunday the 31st.

To register, go to https://www.eventingvolunteers.com/events/826/signup or email [email protected] for more information.

Photo credit: Lindsay Berreth / The Chronicle of the Horse

Guess who was named one of the South's Best Wedding Venues by Southern Living magazine??? MORVEN PARK, that's who! We we...
03/19/2019
The South's Best Wedding Venues by State

Guess who was named one of the South's Best Wedding Venues by Southern Living magazine??? MORVEN PARK, that's who!

We were listed in the March issue and are now featured on their website as well. Check it out --
https://www.southernliving.com/weddings/best-wedding-venues?slide=575897#575897

Email us at [email protected] to schedule a tour and to start planning your dream wedding with us.

Whether your dream setting is the beach at sunset or a skyline view, we’ve found some great spots to tie the knot

HURRY! It’s not too late to sign up for soccer fun this spring with VA REVOLUTION'S Bambinos and Academy programs! Pra...
03/19/2019

HURRY! It’s not too late to sign up for soccer fun this spring with VA REVOLUTION'S Bambinos and Academy programs! Practices will be held here at Morven Park every Monday and Wednesday night starting April 1st! Learn more at https://varevolutionsoccer.com/programs/

This is what parents say about VA REVOLUTION programs:

“I would recommend this program to anyone. If you want a reasonable practice and game schedule with a supportive group of parents and professionals willing to tap into each child’s talents and individual skill sets, you can rest assured your child will come out with not only more skills but a greater sense of pride and a better grasp of sportsmanship and all the valuable life lessons you can gain from such a great team sport when it pairs with good coaching” - Kelly

Pair of bald eagles spotted today at the Park! #MorvenPark #SnackTime #baldeagle #TheEagleHasLanded
03/18/2019

Pair of bald eagles spotted today at the Park!

#MorvenPark #SnackTime #baldeagle #TheEagleHasLanded

Easter at the Park tickets on sale now! One of the Park's most popular events returns Saturday, April 20th. The annual e...
03/18/2019

Easter at the Park tickets on sale now!

One of the Park's most popular events returns Saturday, April 20th. The annual egg hunt in the gardens and egg roll down the mansion lawn is fun for everyone.

This event sells out each year. Purchase tickets at MorvenPark.org/Easter.

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03/18/2019

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Jump Judges needed on Sunday, March 31!The MORVEN PARK SPRING HORSE TRIALS are on March 30th and 31st and we need assist...
03/17/2019

Jump Judges needed on Sunday, March 31!
The MORVEN PARK SPRING HORSE TRIALS are on March 30th and 31st and we need assistance with cross country jump judging. No experience is necessary--we will train you! We also provide our volunteers with lunch and a schooling pass or museum pass.

To register, go to https://www.eventingvolunteers.com/events/826/signup or email [email protected] for more information.

#HorseTrials #supporteventing #WeLoveVolunteers

Photo credit: Lindsay Berreth / The Chronicle of the Horse

#TGIF! In case you haven't noticed, the weather is GORGEOUS outside and we hope you'll come out to the Park this afterno...
03/15/2019

#TGIF! In case you haven't noticed, the weather is GORGEOUS outside and we hope you'll come out to the Park this afternoon for a visit!

In case you are looking for something to do this weekend--
On SATURDAY, we're hosting "Take A Hike! For a Good Cause" and collecting canned goods for Loudoun Hunger Relief while encouraging everyone to walk/hike at the Park. Drop off details can be found at MorvenPark.org/FoodDrive.

On SATURDAY & SUNDAY our Davis Mansion will be open for tours starting at noon. Morven Park’s museum staff is excited to offer an innovative mansion tour during the month of March that highlights the women who lived and worked at Morven Park in the early 20th century. Tour timed and ticket info available at MorvenPark.org/Tours.

Get your soccer camp registration in TODAY and take advantage of the promo code MORVENFUN to take $25 off any camp!!!Thi...
03/15/2019

Get your soccer camp registration in TODAY and take advantage of the promo code MORVENFUN to take $25 off any camp!!!
This discount code is offered exclusively to our FB friends and followers and we don't want you to miss out.

Thanks to Virginia Revolution for bringing their awesome camps to the Park! Learn more at https://varevolutionsoccer.com/programs/camps-and-clinics/

#VARevolution #promocode #DontMissOut #kids #soccer #SpringisComing #SummerCamps #GetOutside

Be a part of the #BestPartyInLoudoun! Polo in the Park returns July 6th! Businesses interested in partnering with Morven...
03/14/2019

Be a part of the #BestPartyInLoudoun! Polo in the Park returns July 6th!

Businesses interested in partnering with Morven Park for this summer's polo season can call 703.777.2414 ext. 6616 or send an email to [email protected].

#PoloInThePark #SeeAndBeScene #EquestrianSport #MorvenPark

Photo credit: Chas Sumser

We're hosting a canned food drive this Saturday! After you drop off your canned food we hope you'll stick around and TAK...
03/14/2019

We're hosting a canned food drive this Saturday! After you drop off your canned food we hope you'll stick around and TAKE A HIKE on the grounds of our beautiful park.

The Park is partnering with Loudoun Hunger Relief to be a canned food/canned goods drop-off site on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For a helpful menu of needed food items, visit https://bit.ly/2TU5IEg

DIRECTIONS FOR DROP-OFF:
The drop-off location will be the parking lot of the Davis Arena. When you enter the Park via Tutt Lane, take a right at the first stop sign and you will see the lot on the right. If coming via Old Waterford Road, stay on Southern Planter Lane until the first stop sign, and turn right onto Governor Davis Lane. When that road comes to an end, turn right onto Mountainside Lane and the lot will be on your left.

Time to start thinking about being a guest at all those upcoming spring and summer weddings. Buying towels and pillow ca...
03/13/2019

Time to start thinking about being a guest at all those upcoming spring and summer weddings. Buying towels and pillow cases early gives you the chance to have them embroidered with the couples new monogram. *Remember it goes bride name - last name - grooms name on shared items*

#WeddingWednesday #EventsPlanning #MorvenParkWeddings

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LAST DAY to register for Morven Park Spring Horse Trials!Please get your paperwork and payment into the Equestrian Offic...
03/12/2019

LAST DAY to register for Morven Park Spring Horse Trials!
Please get your paperwork and payment into the Equestrian Office ASAP. Competition starts Saturday, March 30th. We are looking forward to seeing everyone for a great show!

Omnibus listing-->--> https://bit.ly/2BVyj59

#MorvenParkHorseTrials #EventingRocks #Dressage #Showjumping #LoveLoudoun

Address

17195 Southern Planter Ln
Leesburg, VA
20176

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 777-2414

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