Something special is always happening at Morven Park. Whether you’re looking for outdoor fun, a sense of history, beautiful vistas, fresh air, equestrian adventures, or a special way to nurture your mind and body, Morven Park has something for you.
Enjoy the Newly Restored Residence, plus Two Other Museums and Formal Gardens
A National Register Historic Property, Morven Park served for 40 years as the home and working farm of Westmoreland Davis, Governor of Virginia from 1918 to 1922. Today the Mansion is restored and available for public viewing, as are the formal gardens, the Winmill Carriage Museum, the Museum of Hounds & Hunting, and Civil War hut sites. Take the tour and learn how Gov. Davis spearheaded reform for Virginia’s farmers, improved education for rural citizens, and built an agricultural showcase based on the most advanced farming techniques of the early 1900s (techniques that fit the mold of today’s “sustainability movement”).
After his term as governor ended, Westmoreland Davis invited the community to Morven Park for an enormous ice cream social. Recreate those times at the 2012 Governor’s Country Fair, with free homemade ice cream donated by Moo Thru of Remington, Va. Activities include something for all ages: artisan craft vendors, equestrian and other sports demonstrations, hands-on fun. $20/carload. More information here.
Dates: June 10, 2012 Times: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
5th Annual Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest!
This Celebration of American Beer held at Morven Park features over 50 of America’s best breweries, a variety of food to complement the craft beers and great local and regional bands to entertain you. Visit www.novabrewfest.com to purchase tickets!
Saturday, June 23, 2012 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sunday, June 24, 2012 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fireworks & Romance
Watch “sparks fly” from the romantic viewpoint of Morven Park Mansion. Stake out a vantage point for Ida Lee and numerous other local fireworks displays. We’ll serve you and your partner local wines and foods associated with love. $75/person; front lawn (bring-your-own blanket). Adults only. Reservations required (email@example.com).
DID YOU KNOW ?
The estate, 1,000 acres just west of Leesburg, Virginia off Rt. 7 on Old Waterford Road, was home to two governors: Thomas Swann, a governor of Maryland in the 19th century, and Virginia's reform Governor Westmoreland Davis