Morven in Albemarle County
Rain or inclement conditions may cancel tour. To verify conditions on tour day only, call 434-960-3561 after 7 a.m.
The brick manor house at Morven was built ca. 1820 in the late-Georgian/Federal Style. Its 19th century ambience remains even after 20th century additions and interior renovations. The first floor is on tour. The land was part of the original 1730 Carter family land grant and was known to Thomas Jefferson as “Indian Camp.” The last private owner, the late John Kluge, gave the farm to the University of Virginia Foundation in 2001. Grounds feature the formal and cutting gardens renovated by Annette Hoyt Flanders in the 1930s, as well as gardens added by Mr. Kluge. Tulips, pansies, phlox, lilacs, viburnum and deutzia, among other shrubs and perennials, fill a series of distinct garden rooms. Notable trees include a pair of Osage orange trees, the state champion Chinese chestnut, and a dove tree. Morven was open for the first Historic Garden Week in 1929. Please note: the house is handicapped accessible, however the gardens are not.
Tickets are not refundable even if tour is canceled due to rain.
Tickets: $15. Children 6-12, $10