Welcome to Morven Park
Park Hours: Gardens & Grounds are open at 8:00 a.m. and close nightly at 5:00 p.m. The schedule for the Davis Mansion and Winmill Carriage Museum varies, please CLICK HERE for mansion and museum hours and ticket information.
Morven Park is a 1,000-acre historic estate in Leesburg, Virginia.
Owned and operated by a nonprofit organization, Morven Park relies on your donations to keep our gates open to the public year-round.
NOTICE: Dogs are always welcome at Morven Park, but we strictly enforce leash laws. Please do not allow your dog to run free anywhere on Morven Park's property. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and we ask that you clean up after your pet while on Park grounds.
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School is back in session and the Morven Park Center for Civic Impact (MPCCI) education team is eager to be back in the classroom, honoring the civic engagement legacy of Westmoreland and Marguerite Davis by providing free civics lessons that demonstrate the impact one individual can have on his/her community.
In addition to the classroom supplies found on a typical back-to-school list, Morven Park’s list contains some rather unusual items.
For many people, “Polo” brings to mind Ralph Lauren ads featuring a beautiful Argentine man (by the way, his name is Nacho Figueras and, yes, he really does play the sport). Or, it’s a preppy shirt that stirs debate regarding whether or not the wearer should pop the collar (the answer is no, unless you have the chutzpa of Katherine Hepburn). For some of us, however, polo is an exciting sport! If you would like to join this special group, I have put together a little primer so you will be the smartest person on the picnic blanket at Polo in the Park.
Thanks to Indiana Jones and other fictional characters, the term archaeology often conjures images of archaeologists bravely entering dusty tombs full of traps and cursed artifacts. The goal of these daring figures is usually to secure priceless treasures that—in the wrong hands—could lead to the downfall of civilization, or “To acquire archaeological fame and fortune!” as stated in the movie Curious George. Real archaeology isn’t quite as dangerous as it is depicted in the movies (although poison ivy and ticks are not pleasant), but the thrill of discovery and the expansion of knowledge is always exciting.
Surrounding Morven Park’s historic mansion is a landscape full of clues about the people who previously occupied the property. Archaeology, which is the study of past human culture through material remains, is one of the key methodologies used to understand these clues at Morven Park.