Welcome to Morven Park
Visitors: please note that the Davis Mansion, Museum of Hounds and Hunting, and Winmill Carriage Museum are closed in January and February for annual cleaning and maintenance.
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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My grandfather was a magnificent gardener. He had an arbor that dripped with wisteria, under which I would enjoy delicious summer snacks and lemonade. His expansive vegetable garden and orchard ensured my grandmother was very busy during canning and jamming season. I have many fond memories of time spent there and often visited when I needed a quiet space to pause and reflect on some pressing issue. Consequently, I love gardens, not only because they remind me of my childhood and calm my senses, but also because I envy the talent of gardeners.
Lately I’ve been trying to figure out how I will decorate for the holidays, ruminating over which place settings to choose, and debating what colors I’ll use for the tree. It was during a recent walk through the formal gardens here at Morven Park that I found all the inspiration I needed!
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.