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

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

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#HaveYouHeard? The Davis Mansion and Museum of Hounds and Hunting reopen in ONE WEEK! You'll be able to see all THREE of...
06/11/2021

#HaveYouHeard? The Davis Mansion and Museum of Hounds and Hunting reopen in ONE WEEK! You'll be able to see all THREE of our museums very soon, but for tomorrow, the Winmill Carriage Museum will be open from noon-5pm. We ask that guests continue to wear masks indoors to protect all staff and other guests. Thank you so much! #MorvenPark #MustSee #SummerAtThePark #TakeATour

Volunteers, anthem singers, and vendors needed for Polo In The Park!-Nightly volunteers: Sign up to volunteer for one ev...
06/10/2021

Volunteers, anthem singers, and vendors needed for Polo In The Park!
-Nightly volunteers: Sign up to volunteer for one evening of polo and we will give you a FREE car pass to return another night of the season! Volunteers will help with gate admission, parking, traffic direction, and greeting guests.
-Anthem singers: We know Loudoun has many talented performers and we'd like to showcase them at polo! Local singers interested in performing the national anthem are needed.
-Vendors: If you are a local merchant and would like to set up a vendor booth at Polo in the Park, we want to hear from you!

If you are interested in any of the opportunities above, send an email to [email protected] to get more details.

Become a Morven Park Member to receive your invitation to this months Member Webinar!! MorvenPark.org/MEMBERFor this web...
06/09/2021

Become a Morven Park Member to receive your invitation to this months Member Webinar!! MorvenPark.org/MEMBER

For this webinar, Gallivanting Around the World: The Asian Arts Collection at Morven Park, we've partnered with Dr. Ying-chen Peng from American University to research items in the Davis Asian Arts Collection as we try to understand the significance of the items the Davises brought home from their trips abroad and what may have motivated their purchases.
#membershiphasitsprivileges #WeLoveOurMembers #asianart

Become a Morven Park Member to receive your invitation to this months Member Webinar!! MorvenPark.org/MEMBER

For this webinar, Gallivanting Around the World: The Asian Arts Collection at Morven Park, we've partnered with Dr. Ying-chen Peng from American University to research items in the Davis Asian Arts Collection as we try to understand the significance of the items the Davises brought home from their trips abroad and what may have motivated their purchases.
#membershiphasitsprivileges #WeLoveOurMembers #asianart

U.S. Polo Assn. provides great style both on and off the polo field and we're thrilled to welcome them back as  a 2021 s...
06/08/2021

U.S. Polo Assn. provides great style both on and off the polo field and we're thrilled to welcome them back as a 2021 sponsor of Polo in the Park!
#BestPartyInLoudoun #welcomeback #summer2021

U.S. Polo Assn. provides great style both on and off the polo field and we're thrilled to welcome them back as a 2021 sponsor of Polo in the Park!
#BestPartyInLoudoun #welcomeback #summer2021

Time for a #FunFact -- Did you know there is beekeeper school?! Morven Park's beekeeper is currently enrolled in Cornell...
06/08/2021

Time for a #FunFact --
Did you know there is beekeeper school?! Morven Park's beekeeper is currently enrolled in Cornell University's Master Beekeeper Certification course to try and get a bit more "bee-smarts," but the bees don't seem to appreciate the effort. The bees routinely let him know how little he knows, and that they're really in charge! #apiary #beekeeping #pollinators🐝

Time for a #FunFact --
Did you know there is beekeeper school?! Morven Park's beekeeper is currently enrolled in Cornell University's Master Beekeeper Certification course to try and get a bit more "bee-smarts," but the bees don't seem to appreciate the effort. The bees routinely let him know how little he knows, and that they're really in charge! #apiary #beekeeping #pollinators🐝

06/07/2021

On this #MuseumMonday we are over the moon to share that the Davis Mansion is reopening for tours on Friday, June 18th!

Private tours will be available on the hour from noon-5pm on Fridays-Sundays, and we'll offer weekend walk-in tours for the time slots not reserved in advance. Make sure to plan ahead and come explore with us later this month! Morvenpark.org/Tours #MorvenPark #DavisMansion #GuidedTours #TakeATour #Antiques

Applications are now being accepted for a SPECIAL EVENTS & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR position at Morven Park!The Special Eve...
06/07/2021

Applications are now being accepted for a SPECIAL EVENTS & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR position at Morven Park!

The Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator:
--manages logistics for internal and external event clients --manages Morven Park’s rentals portfolio,
--works to create and implement special events to support the mission of the Park
--manages the volunteer program

Visit MorvenPark.org/JOBS for a full job description and application details, or find the job listing on Indeed.com.

Applications are now being accepted for a SPECIAL EVENTS & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR position at Morven Park!

The Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator:
--manages logistics for internal and external event clients --manages Morven Park’s rentals portfolio,
--works to create and implement special events to support the mission of the Park
--manages the volunteer program

Visit MorvenPark.org/JOBS for a full job description and application details, or find the job listing on Indeed.com.

Morven Park's JUNE eNews is here!What's inside? Cicadas at the Park, the return of polo, reopening the Davis Mansion, an...
06/06/2021
eNews from Morven Park

Morven Park's JUNE eNews is here!What's inside? Cicadas at the Park, the return of polo, reopening the Davis Mansion, and more!

What's inside? The return of Polo In the Park, reopening the Davis Mansion, and more! June 2021 #MorvenParkCicadaWatch update! The cicadas are increasing in volume here at Morven Park! If you can’t h

06/05/2021

These days at Morven Park you are going to have to speak up so others can hear you. We've started tracking the decibels of the #cicadas and the loudest reading so far is 88.6! That is equivalent to the metro or a motorcycle!

Take an opportunity to come out to the Park and hear them for yourself! We've found that the benches on the Ridgetop Trail are one of the best spots to stop and take it all in. #cicadas2021 #cicadasong

July 4th is exactly one month away … do you have plans yet? If you are looking for an amazing 4th of July experience bec...
06/04/2021

July 4th is exactly one month away … do you have plans yet? If you are looking for an amazing 4th of July experience become a Morven Park Member TODAY so that you can attend Sparks at the Park! MorvenPark.org/Membership

Sparks at the Park is our annual fireworks viewing party held on the Davis Mansion lawn. The Park will be closed to the public as this is a MEMBERS ONLY event. One vehicle per Park Member will be allowed entry and you can have as many guests as you'd like in your vehicle. Coolers and outside food/beverage are welcome!
#SparksAtThePark #MemberBenefit #fireworks #IndependenceDay2021

July 4th is exactly one month away … do you have plans yet? If you are looking for an amazing 4th of July experience become a Morven Park Member TODAY so that you can attend Sparks at the Park! MorvenPark.org/Membership

Sparks at the Park is our annual fireworks viewing party held on the Davis Mansion lawn. The Park will be closed to the public as this is a MEMBERS ONLY event. One vehicle per Park Member will be allowed entry and you can have as many guests as you'd like in your vehicle. Coolers and outside food/beverage are welcome!
#SparksAtThePark #MemberBenefit #fireworks #IndependenceDay2021

Plan a trip to the Park this weekend! The Winmill Carriage Museum is open tomorrow and the Southern States Purcellville ...
06/04/2021

Plan a trip to the Park this weekend! The Winmill Carriage Museum is open tomorrow and the Southern States Purcellville Summer Show Series is taking place at Morven Park International Equestrian Center!

If you want to visit the Winmill Carriage Museum, reserve your tickets at https://bit.ly/34Ld4RP.
#SaturdayInThePark #summeratthepark

Plan a trip to the Park this weekend! The Winmill Carriage Museum is open tomorrow and the Southern States Purcellville Summer Show Series is taking place at Morven Park International Equestrian Center!

If you want to visit the Winmill Carriage Museum, reserve your tickets at https://bit.ly/34Ld4RP.
#SaturdayInThePark #summeratthepark

Polo is back and we're in need of volunteers to help with parking cars and greeting guests. Volunteers earn a free car p...
06/03/2021

Polo is back and we're in need of volunteers to help with parking cars and greeting guests. Volunteers earn a free car pass for another night of Polo In The Park as a thank you! Contact [email protected] if you'd like to learn more and sign up. #WeLoveVolunteers #BestPartyInLoudoun #summeratthepark

📸: Laurie Kuyk

Polo is back and we're in need of volunteers to help with parking cars and greeting guests. Volunteers earn a free car pass for another night of Polo In The Park as a thank you! Contact [email protected] if you'd like to learn more and sign up. #WeLoveVolunteers #BestPartyInLoudoun #summeratthepark

📸: Laurie Kuyk

06/01/2021

#HaveYouHeard--The #cicadas are getting quite loud here at Morven Park! #CicadaHunters of all ages are welcome to stroll our Park grounds from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily in search of the perfect #BroodX specimen.

#cicadas2021

On this Memorial Day we'd like to recognize everyone who gave their all for our country. When Westmoreland Davis was Gov...
05/31/2021

On this Memorial Day we'd like to recognize everyone who gave their all for our country. When Westmoreland Davis was Governor, he found himself offering condolences to many Virginia families who lost loved ones during WWI. Here he is speaking with soldiers outside a train station near Richmond, Va. #MemorialDay #Honor #Sacrifice

On this Memorial Day we'd like to recognize everyone who gave their all for our country. When Westmoreland Davis was Governor, he found himself offering condolences to many Virginia families who lost loved ones during WWI. Here he is speaking with soldiers outside a train station near Richmond, Va. #MemorialDay #Honor #Sacrifice

Morven Park Administrative Offices and museums are closed today in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The gardens a...
05/31/2021

Morven Park Administrative Offices and museums are closed today in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The gardens and grounds are open until 6:00 p.m. if you would like to visit the Park for a walk, hike, or picnic.

Morven Park Administrative Offices and museums are closed today in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The gardens and grounds are open until 6:00 p.m. if you would like to visit the Park for a walk, hike, or picnic.

While the new Russian honeybee queens did not arrive by carriage, they did leave Mississippi (where they were bred) on T...
05/30/2021

While the new Russian honeybee queens did not arrive by carriage, they did leave Mississippi (where they were bred) on Tuesday and arrived at Morven Park on Wednesday of this week!

A few days before, Hive 1 and 5 were prepared with frames that had pollen, honey, eggs, and adult bees from the vertical splits. Each new queen was placed in a queen cage to protect her and allow time for the other bees to accept her. After five days she will be released into the hive to begin her egg laying duties.

Not to be outdone, Hive 2 and 4 also received new queens! The existing queens were removed and placed in small nucleus colonies for safe keeping. A nucleus colony is a small hive where frames from bigger hives are placed to help reduce swarming.

#SpringtimeAtThePark might be coming to a close, but Morven Park's Game of Hives is not over. We'll post more updates throughout the summer!
#MorvenParkBees #pollinators #queenbee

In honor of Asian American and Asian Pacific Islander Month, we would like to highlight a beautiful set of Japanese nest...
05/29/2021

In honor of Asian American and Asian Pacific Islander Month, we would like to highlight a beautiful set of Japanese nesting tables on display in the Davis Mansion.

The largest table top relief, colored and foiled, represents a farmer watching a samurai climbing up a pine tree to reach for a cage. The three smaller tables are painted and incised with images of rural landscapes, including partially depicted thatched houses, bamboos and balustrades.

Morven Park's Asian arts collection will be featured in a members-only virtual program in June-- stay tuned for more details! #MorvenPark #AAPI #AsianPacificIslanderMonth #AsianHeritageMonth #AsianArts #museumspotlight

How are you going to spend Memorial Day Weekend? We hope a stroll through Morven Park is part of your plans! From our fa...
05/28/2021

How are you going to spend Memorial Day Weekend? We hope a stroll through Morven Park is part of your plans!

From our family-friendly Storybook Stroll in the gardens to our Winmill Carriage Museum (open from noon-5pm), there are options to please everyone. We're also a great spot for #cicadahunters of all ages. Come and see us! #MemorialDayWeekend #MorvenPark #SpringtimeAtThePark #cicadas2021

Do your kids (or maybe even yourself) find cicadas to be a little creepy? It makes sense, they are larger than most bugs...
05/27/2021

Do your kids (or maybe even yourself) find cicadas to be a little creepy? It makes sense, they are larger than most bugs, they don’t fly really well, and they have big red eyes. Here are some things you can do to help introduce kids to cicadas and maybe feel a little more at ease yourself:

--Help kids observe live cicadas. Look and ask kids what color they are? What interesting features do cicadas have? Do they think there are any similarities or differences? If you were a cicada, how would you move?

--If live cicadas are a bit too much, go on an exploration hunt for casings. You can easily find these on or around trees. First observe the casing on the tree. How did the cicada come out? Where did they go after molting? Then gently take the hard casing off the tree. Kids could collect several and practice different sorting games such as by size, color, or maybe how many they find each day.

--A fun activity for kids of all ages and skill levels is to make a cicada collage or art project! You can get creative and use paints, or stick with construction paper (like we did in the picture).
#cicadas2021 #BroodX #cicadaseason

Do your kids (or maybe even yourself) find cicadas to be a little creepy? It makes sense, they are larger than most bugs, they don’t fly really well, and they have big red eyes. Here are some things you can do to help introduce kids to cicadas and maybe feel a little more at ease yourself:

--Help kids observe live cicadas. Look and ask kids what color they are? What interesting features do cicadas have? Do they think there are any similarities or differences? If you were a cicada, how would you move?

--If live cicadas are a bit too much, go on an exploration hunt for casings. You can easily find these on or around trees. First observe the casing on the tree. How did the cicada come out? Where did they go after molting? Then gently take the hard casing off the tree. Kids could collect several and practice different sorting games such as by size, color, or maybe how many they find each day.

--A fun activity for kids of all ages and skill levels is to make a cicada collage or art project! You can get creative and use paints, or stick with construction paper (like we did in the picture).
#cicadas2021 #BroodX #cicadaseason

Facebook friends -- do you know any local performers that might be interested in showcasing their talent at Polo in the ...
05/25/2021

Facebook friends -- do you know any local performers that might be interested in showcasing their talent at Polo in the Park? We need anthem singers for each night of the season. Tag a talented friend to let them know about this fun opportunity! Interested performers can email [email protected] to get the details! #singerswanted #nationalanthem #polo #BestPartyInLoudoun

Facebook friends -- do you know any local performers that might be interested in showcasing their talent at Polo in the Park? We need anthem singers for each night of the season. Tag a talented friend to let them know about this fun opportunity! Interested performers can email [email protected] to get the details! #singerswanted #nationalanthem #polo #BestPartyInLoudoun

05/24/2021

On this #MuseumMonday we want to continue to thank our members for supporting historic preservation at the Park with your donations and participating in our virtual program offerings like "Point-Counterpoint: The Prohibition Era" scheduled for this evening. If you aren't a Park member yet, now is the perfect time to join! #BecomeAMember #NationalPreservationMonth #MorvenPark

To prepare for the royal arrival of new Russian honeybees, Morven Park's beekeeper created vertical splits of Hive 1 and...
05/23/2021

To prepare for the royal arrival of new Russian honeybees, Morven Park's beekeeper created vertical splits of Hive 1 and the new Hive 5.

To make a vertical split, beekeepers place a hive body (the box we see) with frames (where the comb is built), but no bees, somewhere in an active hive with the hope that the host hive queen will populate the frames with eggs. Vertical splits allow beekeepers to reduce the need to purchase new bees and reduces the host hive's urge to swarm.

The box for Hive 1 was placed in Hive 2, and Hive 5 was placed in Hive 3. A day before the queens arrive, Hive 1 and Hive 5 hive bodies will be moved along with the active bees (but not the queens) back to their original locations. The new queens will be introduced the following day. #bees #hivetalk #MPbees

To prepare for the royal arrival of new Russian honeybees, Morven Park's beekeeper created vertical splits of Hive 1 and the new Hive 5.

To make a vertical split, beekeepers place a hive body (the box we see) with frames (where the comb is built), but no bees, somewhere in an active hive with the hope that the host hive queen will populate the frames with eggs. Vertical splits allow beekeepers to reduce the need to purchase new bees and reduces the host hive's urge to swarm.

The box for Hive 1 was placed in Hive 2, and Hive 5 was placed in Hive 3. A day before the queens arrive, Hive 1 and Hive 5 hive bodies will be moved along with the active bees (but not the queens) back to their original locations. The new queens will be introduced the following day. #bees #hivetalk #MPbees

#SpringtimeAtThePark continues with our beautiful Virginia Fringetree in bloom by the Laundry Dairy Building that's just...
05/22/2021

#SpringtimeAtThePark continues with our beautiful Virginia Fringetree in bloom by the Laundry Dairy Building that's just next to the Davis Mansion. A native tree, it's great for pollinators and has unique flowers that you can see up close this weekend!

Be on the lookout for our Storybook Stroll signs in the gardens AND the cicadas emerging around the Park this weekend. #PlantNative #CicadaWatch #WildAboutWildlife #MorvenPark #StorybookStroll

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17195 Southern Planter Ln
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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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!