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Morven Park, Leesburg

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Morven Park is a 1,000-acre historic estate and horse park in Leesburg, Virginia, United States. Located on the grounds are the Morven Park Mansion, the Winmill Carriage Museum, formal boxwood gardens, miles of hiking and riding trails, and athletic fields. The park is also home to the Museum of Hounds and Hunting of North America with displays of art, artifacts and memorabilia about the sport of foxhunting.

The Mansion, once the home of Thomas Swann, Jr., governor of Maryland during the Civil War and Westmoreland Davis, governor of Virginia during World War I, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Virginia Historic Landmark. The Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation operates Morven Park, which is a 501c3 nonprofit organization supported by contributions from donors.

The world-renowned Morven Park International Equestrian Center hosts Olympic equestrians and top-level riders from around the world who come to compete in Horse Trials, Dressage, Hunter/Jumper shows, Pony Club and Carriage Driving events. From 1980 until 2010, Morven Park was the site of the Morven Park Steeplechase Races, one of the most popular race meets in the country.

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  • We enjoyed taking a guided tour of Morven Park mansion. The couple that owned the mansion beginning in 1904 furnished it with amazing items from around the world. I am so thankful the owners had...  more »
  • This is a place my wife and I would come so many years ago and have picnics. We chose to get married here, however at that time there was a stipulation we had to have this terrible brewery cater the wedding. The food was SO bad, and I was told I (the groom) couldn't have chicken tenders (my favorite food that no self respecting restaurant can do wrong). The son of one of my groomsmen saved the day by bussing out chicken tenders to everyone. As a park I give it 5 stars. As a marriage venue I give it 4 stars. As a marriage venue with the stipulation I can only use a specific caterer I give it 1 star. Since their relationship with the brewery may have changed since it went out of business, I don't know what I'd rate it, but make sure you have a 12 year old to step up and save the day just in case. Also, they keep sending my wife postage addressing her as Ms. You would think they would have a database for customers who were married there, and address them appropriately.
  • Went here for the ladies board rummage sale. Parking is ok, but early birds get to the back of the lot and move forward, odd. Many improvements to the site lately. Looks great. I'd like to come here for an actual horse event.

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