History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Admire what history has taught us thus far with today’s Groupon to Morven Park in Leesburg. Several attractions included in the membership have free admission for children of certain ages at all times. Choose between two membership options:
- For $42, you get a family membership good for two adults and up to four children (an $85 value).
- For $25, you get an individual membership (a $50 value).
Morven Park entrances visitors with the sights and sounds of the past, with an expansive 1781 mansion, a suite of historic museums, and a Civil War reenactment camp. Don a velvety robe and perform regal moonwalks through the chandelier-bedecked governor’s mansion, which is carpeted with finely woven rugs and surrounded by more than 1,000 acres of gardens and woodland, or tally-ho through the Museum of Hounds & Hunting which preserves mementos of centuries of fox hunting. Professionally trained historic interpreters lead tours of the more than 40 vintage vehicles in the Winmill Carriage Museum. Guests can also wander through Civil War log-hut replicas occupied twice a year by reenactment soldiers demonstrating everyday life and explaining where soldiers charged their cell phones, or they can enjoy the mansion's epic equestrian center.
Members also enjoy free admission to the annual Governor’s Country Fair and Treasure of the Month events, a 10% discount at the museum shop, two guest passes, and access to other exclusive events. If purchasers redeem their Groupons in 2011, their names are commemorated with a permanent plaque that opens a portal to the past at midnight.
The Davis Mansion at Morven Park
Driving through Morven Park's scenic entrance is like entering a living history book. The estate—which encompasses more than 1,000 acres of lawns, wooded areas, and boxwood gardens—has been host to some of the nation's most prominent public servants. In fact, the gates themselves were a gift from the citizens of Baltimore to former mayor Thomas Swann Jr., the estate's 19th-century owner. After passing the gate, the road winds around to a grand lawn and a mansion that dates back to 1781. As visitors walk through this lush estate, they'll see a Greek Revival portico that leads into a foyer awash with Flemish tapestries and ornately carved wood furnishings, where velvet-curtained doorways lead into a Renaissance great hall, a Jacobean dining room, and a French drawing room. Nearby, intricate displays highlight the life of Westmoreland Davis, the 55th governor of Virginia who lived in Morven Park during the early 20th century.
17263 Southern Planter Ln.
Leesburg, Virginia 20176Get Directions