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.
Blogs & Latest News
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.
I love planning events almost as much as I love going to them (far less work), and I can confidently tell you that everyone needs an occasional reminder of what it means to be a good guest. Few people seem to care or realize that being a good guest is as much an art form as being a good host or hostess.
“Prepare to get schooled, LCPS!” I don’t think we realized the truth of this social media warning to the schools way back on the first day of the 2018-19 school year. The Morven Park Center for Civic Impact (MPCCI) team is always very optimistic and excited about the number of students we will reach, how our program will operate, and our adaptability in facing inevitable challenges, but this school year was unlike any other we’ve experienced!