Montview Mansion

Montview Mansion

Montview Mansion has played an important role in the story of Liberty University. Full of history, the mansion and its surrounding grounds have special meaning for the entire Liberty community.

Liberty is a beautiful campus with much to offer visitors. From the sophisticated Jerry Falwell Library to the exciting Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre, there are many places to see and activities to enjoy during your visit.

Mansion Tours

Visitors are welcome to tour the house and grounds!

Tours are given Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tours available on the weekends by appointment only. 

For more information, contact Debbie Windsor at (434) 592-3017 or dawindsor@liberty.edu.


History

Built in 1923 by U.S. Senator Carter Glass as his private residence, Montview Mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places. Among the home’s notable architectural features are a beautiful gambrel roof and a stone façade built with material quarried on-site.

Montview was purchased by Liberty in 1977, and for many years, housed the executive offices of the university’s founder, Dr. Jerry Falwell. An aficionado of Virginia history, Dr. Falwell enjoyed a special connection with the home, remembering the days when the senator used the surrounding land as a dairy farm.

The process of transforming the historic mansion into unique accommodations for guests of the university began in 2008.

The renovation was guided by a commitment to maintaining the home’s original features and recovering the beauty of its 1920s influences. Sen. Glass’ original office has been restored to reflect its period elegance, and Dr. Falwell’s office has been preserved as he left it. Both offices and the mansion’s first floor are open to the public for tours — an homage to Liberty’s rich history.

The mansion grounds also feature the Jerry Falwell Memorial Garden, the burial site of Liberty’s beloved founder.


Features

This historic home provides a one-of-a-kind experience at Liberty University. Restored to its original 1920s grandeur, the house features six unique sleeping quarters, period-specific furnishings and décor, an intimate living area, and breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Please note: Montview Mansion is not open to the public for overnight stays.