Places to See
|First Posted: Apr 3, 2011 |
Apr 3, 2011
Morven Park is a precious gift that we have to enjoy, at our fingertips, in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. People come from all over the world to enjoy the many treasures it has to offer.
Morven Park has a rich history. Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis made Morven Park his home for 40 years. It is a National Register Historic Property and open to the public for a small entrance fee. There is much to see including the Mansion (Governor's residence) , the Winmill Carriage Collection, The Museum of Hounds and Hunting, the grounds and civil war camp, historical gardens, sports fields, hiking trails and the Morven Park Equestrian Center . Of course, the famous Equestrian Medical Facility, Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center is also on the grounds.
The guides are excellent and do not just stick to a script. Our guide had great enthusiasm and answered all questions with flare and historical accuracy. There are 1,000+ acres. There is also an area that has equestrian competitions and a therapeutic riding center, as well. Throughout the season much takes place at Morven Park including Civil War reenactments, equestrian competitions, festivals, seminars and classes and hands-on learning programs.
It should also be noted that Morven Park is a non-profit organization, 501(c)3, operated by the Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation.