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.
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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 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.

05/09/2020
Morven Park presents ... "Nibbles, the Book Monster" by Emma Yarlett

Happy Saturday! The silly character in today's storytime will certainly make you laugh, or cry, if you're a book lover like us! Enjoy "Nibbles, the Book Monster," written and illustrated by Emma Yarlett.

If you're curled up on the couch with a good book today please share what you're reading. We love recommendations! #ReadAcrossLoudoun #HereToHelp #MuseumFromHome #ILoveBooks #BookNerd

The Southern States Purcellville Summer Show Series at Morven Park is coming up next month and we can't wait to see ever...
05/09/2020

The Southern States Purcellville Summer Show Series at Morven Park is coming up next month and we can't wait to see everyone and give out these great prizes!

This year we have classes for everyone including a full Jumper Ring, Total Equine Veterinary Associates Hunter Derby, and a 2' Mini Derby. Prizes are bigger and better than ever. Entry is free for spectators!

A HUGE thank you to:
•Our Title Sponsor Purcellville Southern States
•Division Sponsors CWD, The Tack Box, Edward and Kathryn Harrell, CB Farm, Kim Burke, Katy Cowasjee, and EverReady Farm
•Equestrian Center Sponsors B&D Builders, SmartPak, and In Memoriam Pet Services

Missing Restaurants? Bring date night home! Here's how:•Put a white table cloth over a table outside. •Add flowers (in a...
05/08/2020

Missing Restaurants? Bring date night home! Here's how:
•Put a white table cloth over a table outside.
•Add flowers (in a vase, please) from your yard to the table.
•Set the table with your wedding china and good silver. Use cloth napkins if you've got them.
•Light a candle or two, and maybe add twinkle lights to a nearby tree to amp up the romance.
•Be sure to eat at dusk to get the best "golden hour" lighting
•For extra ambiance, put a "Reserved" sign on the table and print up a menu.

#HeretoHelp #DateNight #LoveInTheTimeofCovid19 #quarantinedatenight

Photo credit: Lock & Company

05/08/2020
Hipsandglutesyoga.mp4

We're back with another Yoga in the Park video with Anna Reale of RealeYoga.com! Happy #NamasteFriday!

#YogaInThePark #yogatime #HereToHelp

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/2zi5NfR

Are you and your family history buffs? Maybe you enjoy a healthy dinner debate every now and then? If so, we think you'd...
05/07/2020

Are you and your family history buffs? Maybe you enjoy a healthy dinner debate every now and then? If so, we think you'd enjoy "DocuMadness", a Morven Park lesson that presents high schoolers with 16 important documents from throughout history (seeded in a March Madness style game bracket) and asks them to determine which of the documents is the most historically significant. Here’s a portion of the DocuMadness bracket with 8 of the documents---> https://bit.ly/3cdkQGa. Think you could narrow it down? To help make your decisions, consult our Historical Significance Rubric here --> https://bit.ly/3bdxMdS.

This activity allows students to gain a deeper understanding of the impact made by the historic documents they already study in school, while also sharpening their debate and civic discussion skills. Give it a try with your #homescooler and see what discussions you can spark!

#HereToHelp #MPCivicsAtHome

05/07/2020
Why Jackie Ly Loves Preservation

Why does Jackie Ly, Morven Park's Museum Engagement Manager, love preservation? Watch her video to find out and stay until the end to see some of our beautifully restored carriages in the Winmill Carriage Museum!

#NationalPreservationMonth #MuseumFromHome #WinmillCarriageMuseum #SavedbyWomen #RemembertheLadies

https://youtu.be/7oQ_NygHn3A

Giveaway Reminder--> This Morven Park embroidered hat is up for grabs! Share a photo of your horse (on your page or on t...
05/07/2020

Giveaway Reminder--> This Morven Park embroidered hat is up for grabs! Share a photo of your horse (on your page or on the Equestrian Center's page) and tell us about their biggest quirk and you'll be eligible for this week's GIVEAWAY. Don't forget to tag us! The winner will be announced Friday!

Want another chance to win? Check out the equestrian center's Instagram-- @MorvenParkEq

#MissingMorvenPark #InThisTogether #giveawaytime
*One winner per give away/one winner per week*

05/06/2020

Come explore with us! This Wednesday, and every Wednesday in the month of May, we will introduce NEW Woodland Explorer activities!

Watch the video below to learn more.

#MPCivicsAtHome #HereToHelp #WoodlandWednesdays

Mother's Day is this Sunday and we have the perfect gift (and you don't have to leave the house for it!). https://www.mo...
05/06/2020
Morven Park : Support the Park : Mother's Day Gifts

Mother's Day is this Sunday and we have the perfect gift (and you don't have to leave the house for it!).

https://www.morvenpark.org/support/mothers-day-gifts.html

With 1,000 acres of green space, the Park is important to so many people right now who are seeking a quiet respite, a place to exercise, or a safe space to walk with their family. Part of the allure of Morven Park is the great natural beauty of our formal gardens and sprawling landscape. Park staff....

We've reached Part Four of Morven Park's Monarchs at Home educational series! Today's activity is all about pollination ...
05/06/2020

We've reached Part Four of Morven Park's Monarchs at Home educational series!

Today's activity is all about pollination and the the importance of pollinators in our ecosystem--> https://bit.ly/3flZqZj

Elementary-aged students will learn new vocabulary and practice critical thinking in this penultimate Monarchs at Home activity.

#MPCivicsAtHome #HereToHelp #InThisTogether #CitizenScientist

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05/06/2020

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It's almost time to call it a day and we are truly overwhelmed by the generosity of our friends and neighbors on this Gi...
05/06/2020

It's almost time to call it a day and we are truly overwhelmed by the generosity of our friends and neighbors on this Give Choose Day! Thank you on behalf of the staff and Trustees of Morven Park. Please know that your support is appreciated.

#Gratitude #GiveChoose2020 #ThankYou #thisplacematters

It has been a long and rewarding day for us here at Morven Park! We're thrilled to announce that you've helped us raise ...
05/06/2020

It has been a long and rewarding day for us here at Morven Park! We're thrilled to announce that you've helped us raise $12,987 today through your Give Choose donations!

There are still a few more hours left and we would love to break the $13,000 mark before midnight tonight. Will it be your donation that gets us there? Donate at www.givechoose.org/MorvenPark.

#GiveChoose2020 #SupportMorvenPark #GiveLocal

We did it AGAIN! It is just after 6:00 p.m. and we have surpassed our $1,500 fundraising goal and will receive a $1,500 ...
05/05/2020

We did it AGAIN! It is just after 6:00 p.m. and we have surpassed our $1,500 fundraising goal and will receive a $1,500 match! THANK YOU to everyone that helped us get here!

There are a few more hours left for #GiveChoose2020, so if you haven't made your donation yet there is still time. Visit www.givechoose.org/MorvenPark.

05/05/2020
#GiveChoose2020 - Samantha Franklin and "Muffin"

As we kick off another hour of #GiveChoose we want to share a message from Morven Park's Equestrian Center Manager, Samantha Franklin, and her mini-horse "Muffin". If you are a fan of Morven Park International Equestrian Center and events hosted there-- like Horse Trials, Polo in the Park, and the Summer Show Series-- consider making a donation today to show your support. www.givechoose.org/MorvenPark

#GiveWhereYouLive #SupportEquestrianSport #SupportMorvenPark

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05/05/2020

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WE DID IT! We reached our morning match goal of raising $2,500. The staff and Trustees of Morven Park cannot thank you a...
05/05/2020

WE DID IT! We reached our morning match goal of raising $2,500. The staff and Trustees of Morven Park cannot thank you all enough for your support!

We are going to keep this awesome momentum going with another MATCH-- if we raise $1,500 more by 6:30 p.m. tonight an anonymous donor will match it. Spread the word and help us raise more for Morven Park!

#GiveLocal #InThisTogether #GiveChoose2020

05/05/2020

We are sooooooo close!!! Help us reach our goal of raising $2,500 by noon today. Visit www.givechoose.org/MorvenPark to donate.

#GiveChoose2020

Facebook friends -- We've been able to raise just over $1,700 so far for Give Choose Day!! Woo-hoo! We still need you to...
05/05/2020

Facebook friends -- We've been able to raise just over $1,700 so far for Give Choose Day!! Woo-hoo!

We still need you to help us reach our goal! We have a donor that will match all gifts raised (up to $2,500) by noon today! HELP US make it to $2,500 so that we receive the full match. Morven Park needs your support now more than ever!

#GiveChoose2020 #SupportMorvenPark #GiveLocal

Photo credit: Erin Gilmore Photography

Don't just take our word for it . . . here's a Give Choose message from Stacey Metcalfe, a Morven Park Trustee: "Why am ...
05/05/2020

Don't just take our word for it . . . here's a Give Choose message from Stacey Metcalfe, a Morven Park Trustee:

"Why am I giving to Morven Park on Give Choose Day? It is my happy place for so many reasons!

As a runner, Morven Park’s beautiful1,000 acres is my Central Park in the middle of Leesburg, with access to miles of trails open 7 days a week, all year round. It’s also where I chose to get married and I love spending summer evenings with my family and friends at Polo in the Park.

I also care deeply about our future, and Morven Park’s Center for Civic Impact is changing the world one student at a time! I am proud of the work they are doing with LCPS!

What you may not know is that Morven Park relies on donations from friends like you to preserve this vital public resource. Please join me today by making your donation at www.givechoose.org/MorvenPark."

#GiveChoose2020 #thisplacematters #GiveWhereYouLive #SupportMorvenPark

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05/05/2020

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05/05/2020

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05/04/2020
Morven Park presents ... Sneak peek into the Davis Mansion Library

Wow, news travels fast! Today we get our news from many sources at what seems like lightning speed but during the Davis era people relied on newspapers, journals, and the radio for current news. Enjoy this sneak peak into the Davis Mansion library on this #MuseumMonday.

#NationalPreservationMonth #MuseumFromHome #MorvenPark #radio #sneakpeak #TakeATour

CHECK OUT the updated Youth Leadership Retreat dates and application deadline! MorvenPark.org/ApplicationDue to COVID-19...
05/04/2020
Morven Park : Center for Civic Impact : Youth Leadership Retreat - 2020 application

CHECK OUT the updated Youth Leadership Retreat dates and application deadline! MorvenPark.org/Application

Due to COVID-19 concerns, this year's Retreat has been postponed to August 4-6 and the application deadline has been extended to June 15th.

-->Apply to the Morven Park Youth Leadership Retreat to build and strengthen your leadership skills during a fun three-day program.
-->You will meet other middle schoolers from the region, build your leadership toolbox, and develop skills to make your community a better place.

A note about COVID-19 and this year's Youth Leadership Retreat: Like you, Morven Park's staff is closely monitoring the spread and effects of COVID-19 and is committed to ensuring the safety and health of your student.

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05/04/2020

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#ICYMI here's Morven Park's May newsletter! Peek inside for all of our #HeretoHelp videos, Mother's Day gift ideas, and ...
05/03/2020
May at the Park

#ICYMI here's Morven Park's May newsletter! Peek inside for all of our #HeretoHelp videos, Mother's Day gift ideas, and more!

05/03/2020
National Preservation Month ... why I love preservation

#DidYouKnow that May is National Preservation Month? We asked Jana Shafagoj, Morven Park's Director of Preservation and History to tell us why she L-O-V-E-S what she does.

#NationalPreservationMonth #HistoricHouse #thisplacematters #MuseumFromHome

05/03/2020
#SupportMorvenPark on May 5th!

Please don't FORGET us on May 5th!
Morven Park needs your support on Give Choose Day--> Tuesday, May 5th. Give Choose is your chance to GIVE LOCAL and Morven Park is a vital resource serving our community, especially in these difficult times. Make your donation at www.givechoose/MorvenPark
(If you want to give now, go for it! Online donations are open!

#GiveChoose2020 #thisplacematters #GiveWhereYouLive #SupportMorvenPark

05/02/2020
Morven Park presents ... 1st ever Morven Park Derby!

It was a close one folks, but at the end of the day no one could catch Ms. Jolly who finished the race in 3 seconds! Ms. Jolly ran on a track made of pressed board with a coating.

Coming in 2nd was Blue Streak with 4 seconds on marble, and Stripesy Dan is 3rd on Fiberboard. Sandy was 4th with 10 seconds on paper and For the Win took 11 seconds on cardboard. There you have it, folks. Let us know if you do your own at-home derby!

#HomeTogether #Derby

And they’re off! (sort of) Welcome to the 1st running of the Morven Park Derby! To commemorate what would have been the ...
05/02/2020

And they’re off! (sort of) Welcome to the 1st running of the Morven Park Derby!

To commemorate what would have been the 146th Kentucky Derby (postponed until September 5th), Park staff created paper horses and raced them down 4-inch ramps. Who do you think will win? Take a guess in the comments below!

Here's the lineup:
Gate 1- Blue Streak
Gate 2- Stripesy Dan
Gate 3- Ms. Jolly
Gate 4- For the Win
Gate 5- Sandy.

The winning horse will be announced tonight at 7:00 p.m.

We learned how to make our own paper horses (that actually walk!) using an online STEM lesson, find it here: https://frugalfun4boys.com/paper-horse-that-walks/

05/01/2020
YinYogaFinal.mp4

It's Friday night and time to unwind! How about giving one of our #YogaInThePark videos a try! Your future self will thank you for it!

Yin yoga: https://bit.ly/3aX5x2R
Meditation moment: https://bit.ly/35mB6C5
Vinyasa flow: https://bit.ly/2Ss5R36

#Namaste friends and be sure to come back next Friday for another session of Yoga in the Park!

#HereToHelp #thisplacematters #yogaeverywhere #mindfulness

Filmed and produced by Adrien at Reale Visual
Editing by Adrien at Reale Visual
Instructed by Anna at Reale Yoga
Filmed at Morven Park, Leesburg, VA
Written and directed by Anna at Reale Yoga

05/01/2020
Morven Park presents--> Virtual Tour of Marguerite's closet in the Davis Mansion

In the last of our three-part showcase of Marguerite's bedroom we're going to show you the ultimate closet!

Marguerite had a luxurious en-suite bathroom and dressing room. While it's pretty empty today, we imagine Marguerite needed assistance with any kind of spring cleaning because she would have had this space filled!

If you're spring cleaning at home, we wish you uck!

#MorvenPark #MuseumFromHome #springcleaning #storage #historichouse #NationalPreservationMonth #virtualtour

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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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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