May 1st marks the reopening of Historic Morven Park, after a 4-year, $8 million green preservation project. The 1,000 acre oasis of boxwood gardens and lush landscape has a storied Civil War History and is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. As part of their green technology, they installed a geothermal climate control system, making it one of the first landmark mansions of its size to add such a system.
As a thank you to visitors who missed touring the Mansion, they will offer free admission, including guided tours, Friday through Monday, May 1-4. Rooms on the first floor will be open. Guests will be able to walk among the three acres of boxwood gardens and see the extensive carriage, buggy, and wagon displays. The site is also home to the nation’s only Museum of Hounds and Hunting.