Leesburg Activities

TripWhat's travel guide to Leesburg; our list of the best attractions, including Historic Morven Park, The National Conference Center and Balls Bluff Battlefield Regional Park.
  • The best activities in Leesburg: Historic Morven Park

    Historic Morven Park

    17263 Southern Planter Ln
    Apr-Nov F-M 11AM–4PM, and by advanced appointment. $5/adult, $1/child. This 1,000-acre estate, home of World War I-era Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis, includes history spanning over 200 years. Tours change frequently, highlighting the Confederate camp located here during the Civil War, Davis’ contributions during World War I, the 19th century Winmill Carriage Collection of horse-drawn carriages, and Marguerite Davis’ boxwood gardens. The historic mansion and Museum of Hounds & Hunting are currently closed to the public for extensive interior and exterior restoration. Meet at the Coach House Visitors Center for the tour. Tours on the hour from 11AM–4PM, and by advanced appointment.
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  • The National Conference Center

    The National Conference Center

    Host an event near DC at one of the largest and most comprehensive conference centers in the nation. Previously Xerox University, NCC is the perfect space for productive meetings, business conferences and other special events. NCC serves all type of clients including corporate Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, religious retreats, associations, weddings and galas. NCC has 917 guest rooms, more than 250 meetings rooms and is on 110 wooded-acres. The property is environmentally friendly and meets the standards of the Green Seal by reducing energy consumption and increasing the use of biodegradable products. From the beginning of the planning process to the end of your stay, our team is dedicated to ensuring you have the most professional and successful experience at the National Conference Center.
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  • Balls Bluff Battlefield Regional Park

    Balls Bluff Road
    Open daily, dawn to dusk. free. This park preserves the site of the Battle of Ball's Bluff. This 1861 clash was the largest to take place in the county during the Civil War. It occurred along the banks of the Potomac River, where the Union fell backward into the river in a defeat that merited the first congressional investigation on war. The national cemetery here is one of the smallest in the country, where 54 Union soldiers are buried (only one of whose identity is known). A one mile loop hiking trail offers interpretive signs. No public restrooms.
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  • White's Ferry

    24801 White's Ferry Rd. Dickerson, MD 20842
    Ferry runs daily, 5AM-11PM. Fee to cross river. In operation since 1786, White's Ferry is the last working ferry on the Potomac River. A widely used means of crossing the river (and a shortcut) between Maryland and Virginia since its inception. Today, commuters use the ferry daily, where 24 vehicles can be transported at a time. Located off Rt. 15, just north of Leesburg at the White's Ferry Road intersection.
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  • Dodona Manor

    217 Edwards Ferry Road
    Sa 10AM-5PM, Sun 1-5PM. $10/adults, $8/seniors, $5/students. The George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor offers tours of the restored former home of General George C. Marshall, Architect of Allied Victory for World War II, Special Ambassador to China, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and Nobel Peace Laureate. Ninety percent of the furnishings and memorabilia are original to the Marshall period of residency, from 1941-1959. The home is situated on four acres of land in downtown Leesburg, and is currently under garden restoration.
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