Morven Park

Historic Site

Easter at the Park

Kids can search the park for eggs to fill their baskets. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for pictures.
Through 12/12

Ongoing exhibits:

The home of Westmoreland Davis, governor of Virginia from 1918 to 1922 and progressive agriculturalist, features 1,000 acres of land with gardens, a carriage collection and a hunting museum, as well as an equestrian center.

Editorial Review

This imposing mansion began as a fieldstone farmhouse in 1781 and was expanded to 32 rooms and much elaborated by owners who included two Virginia governors. The style might best be described as pseudo-Italianate-cum-Greek Revival -- or perhaps Exuberant Excess.

In 1955 Marguerite Inman Davis, widow of reform governor Westmoreland Davis, established a foundation to maintain the 1,200-acre estate as a museum, cultural and equestrian center. On the grounds are the Winmill Carriage Museum, with more than 100 vintage vehicles, and the Museum of Hounds & Hunting (admission includes both museums).

Open April 7 through Dec. 16, Thursday through Monday from 1 to 4, tours on the hour. Admission is $7, $6 for seniors (60 and older), $1 for children 6 to 12, under 6 free.