Northern Virginia Sights

Morven Park

  • 17195 Southern Planter Ln. Map It
  • Leesburg
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

Within the 1,200 acres that make up Morven Park are the Morven Park International Equestrian Institute (a private riding school), formal English gardens, and two museums. The Winmill Carriage Museum houses more than 40 historic vehicles, including one belonging to Grace Kelly and another belonging to Tom Thumb, and the Museum of Hounds and Hunting features artifacts and displays about the sport. The elegant mansion was originally a fieldstone farmhouse built in 1781. It evolved into a Greek Revival building that bears a striking resemblance to the White House (completed in 1800). Scenes from the Civil War film Gods and Generals and other movies were filmed here. In fact, the land was once a Confederate camp, remnants of which they are still finding today. Two governors have also lived here. Guided tours of the mansion are available; the Winmill Carriage Museum and Museum of Hounds and Hunting are self-guided.

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17195 Southern Planter Ln., Leesburg, Virginia, 20176, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Closed Jan.

Published 01/10/2017


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