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Outdoors in the DMV - Exploring a Historic Estate and Nano Brewery

Our Outdoors in the DMV event series is back again as we start planning our summer outdoor events across DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Outdoors in the DMV
Outdoors in the DMV
Outdoors in the DMV is our periodic event series, which explores the many beautiful parts of the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) related to art, architecture and history, combined with the things that we love—food and drinks.


Walk around the Morven Park Mansion

We will explore the beautiful 18th-century mansion gardens, once the home of Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis, and his wife Marguerite.

A view of the Morven Park Mansion
A view of the Morven Park Mansion
For this event, we will only walk around the mansion, and the two miles of new hiking trails, around the estate. For those that would like to optionally visit the mansion and the museum, there is a $10 fee charged by the park.

The historic estate, one mile northwest of Leesburg, VA, was once a plantation home of the Swann Family, of nearby Maryland. It also was a weekend getaway home of Thomas Swann, Jr. who served as the Governor of Maryland beginning in 1865.

Morven Park Mansion
Morven Park Mansion
Westmoreland Davis, governor of Virginia during World War I purchased Morven Park in 1903. He and his wife were the last private owners of the estate, which is now run as a nonprofit organization that raises money to keep the park open to the public.

Note: You will need outdoor walking shoes for our walk around the hiking trails in Morven Park.

Visit a nearby Nano brewery

We will then head over to a nearby brewery which creates small batches of beer with locally sourced ingredients.

Different styles of craft beer
Different styles of craft beer
The brewery won a Gold at the 2016 World Beer Cup for their Belgian-Style ale. At the brewery, we will taste their popular year round brews.

Note: The brewery allows outside food, so you can bring a snack to have with your beer or buy food from the surrounding restaurants and bring it to the brewery.


Event Details

Event:

Description: Exploring the Morven Park historic estate and visiting a nano brewery.

Date/Time: Sunday July 9, 2017 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Admission: Free / Grapes & Grains members must RSVP

Tentative Schedule

10:30 am - 11:30 am - Morven Park Mansion (Walk around the Morven estate)
17195 Southern Planter Lane Leesburg, VA 20176

11:45 am - 1:30 pm - Crooked Run Brewing
205 Harrison Street SE Suite B, Leesburg, VA 20175​


References

National Park Service - 'National Register Information System'

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