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Gunston Hall

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Gunston Hall Has Everything for Historians of All Kinds

We had a wonderful time at Gunston Hall. The Docent was outstanding and really knew the house and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
McLean, Virginia
Hidden gem

A great alternative to Mt Vernon, which is much more crowded and commercialized. Gunston gives a... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Andrew M
Grapevine, Texas
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Gunston Hall Plantation was the home of George Mason, a senior statesman and author of Virginia's Declaration of Rights.
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10709 Gunston Rd, Mason Neck, Lorton, VA 22079-3901
+1 703-550-9220
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a wonderful time at Gunston Hall. The Docent was outstanding and really knew the house and its history. Gunston Hall offers insight into houses of that period and, just as importantly, American history. We learned about the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, plantation...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2018

A great alternative to Mt Vernon, which is much more crowded and commercialized. Gunston gives a better feeling about what Colonial life might have been like. Informative museum and tour. learned a lot about George Mason and will never look at the Declaration of Independence...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

If you have some extra time or are staying close to the Alexandria, VA area then I suggest stopping to visit Gunston Hall the home of George Mason (founding father-bill of rights). Entrance fee is minimal, the museum is small but well done, and you...More

Thank CMT_FL
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

The tour guide was very friendly, and quite knowledgable. The plantation, as a whole, has been very well kept though the garden does need some work, I was informed that work to restore it will begin soon. Overall, extremely interesting toour, and great for both...More

Thank James N
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Took a short tour on a Sunday afternoon. We paid ($10 adult, $5 per kid) and were directed straight to the house for the interior tour. Our guide was exceedingly knowledgeable and very personable. Learned so much about Geo. Mason, his estate, Revolutionary Era politics,...More

Thank John2728
Reviewed June 16, 2018

This is George Mason's estate - huge grounds, medium sized house, on a big plantation with about 30 extra smaller buildings. The house is very well preserved, and the tour guide is very well versed in the details. Apparently everything was measured out in the...More

Thank Muffarah M
Reviewed June 10, 2018

I had not visited George Mason's house for over 25 years; and went primarily to see the gardens. The house tour was very informative but there was no longer a garden. It is my understanding there is fund raising to re-establish a garden. This is...More

Thank Pippadude
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Gunston Hall was the home of George Mason, who wrote the Declaration of Rights for Virginia, which was adapted by Jefferson for some elements of the Declaration of Independence, and by Madison for some elements of the Bill of Rights in the US Constitution. Mason...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Cheers to the staff at Gunston Hall that really bring George Mason’s story to life and make it so relevant to modern times! You can’t help but catch their passion as they stitch together all the complexities of life during the revolution. The location is...More

1  Thank Cheryl7877
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Gunston hall is a modest plantation house with some fascinating details. The guides are very knowledgeable and if you know some history or just curious you can have a great conversation. The welcome center has various exhibits which change over the year. The site is...More

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David G
January 15, 2017|
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Response from Margaret T | Reviewed this property |
Our tour of the house was about an hour, but there are also the outbuildings, cemetery, walking trails, and the small museum. It is a beautiful location so relax and wander around. I would say you could easily spend about... More