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Gunston Hall

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The house tour -was great, some remodeling at the visitor center so some things were not available... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Clinton, Tennessee
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We toured Gunston Hall on a beautiful fall day and had a wonderful time. We were the only people... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
10709 Gunston Rd, Mason Neck, Lorton, VA 22079-3901
+1 703-550-9220
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

The house tour -was great, some remodeling at the visitor center so some things were not available for viewing. But there were archeologists on site and they answered questions. Knew he was a founding father but didn't know how important.

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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We toured Gunston Hall on a beautiful fall day and had a wonderful time. We were the only people their for an afternoon tour, so we got a private tour. The guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions....More

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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic experience to visit with teens and adults alike. Just the right amount of historic relavance with a perfectly interesting walk through visitor center and museum. George Mason's house is lovely overlooking a timeless landscape that feels like a slice of time standing still. The...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2018

We had the first tour of the day. What made this tour very special was that we enjoyed a private tour since no one else joined us! Jackie was an outstanding docent and extremely knowledgable about the subject matter. We learned so much about Gunston...More

Thank Larken53
Reviewed September 19, 2018

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

1  Thank Lynn60726
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 JGN71
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

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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