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Gunston Hall Plantation

10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, Lorton, VA 22079
703-550-9220
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Lorton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Gunston Hall Plantation was the home of George Mason, a senior statesman and author of Virginia's Declaration of Rights.
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English first
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

George Mason is so overlooked. He was a neighbor of G. Washington's. He was a pioneer thinker and Like GW he was a renaissance man with many architectural, and horticultural talents aside from being a dedicated statesman. He was wealthy, he did have slaves. His plantation once rivaled Mt Vernon however, George got the press and the foundation...but Gunston Hall... More

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our visit was during a roof replacement so the furnishing were being removed from the house but Mr. Beaver our guide made it all worth while with his narrative and knowledge of the building and we can go back another time to see the furniture and the new roof.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

After searching for something new and different to do, we decided to take my parents to Gunston Hall in Mason Neck, Virginia – just outside of DC. Gunston Hall was the home of George Mason who was very important and a great American Patriot. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and cover 500 acres – (a fraction of what he used... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to Gunston Hall. Informative movie at the beginning to get you started. The house in very interesting and the tour guide we had did an excellent job. No crowds which is nice. Great little gift shop! They are still doing archeological digs to find the footprints of more of the buildings. All & all worth the... More

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York, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I visited Gunston Hall, George Mason's 18th century plantation, in the tidewater area of Virginia. This is not as well known as other contemporary homes such as Mt. Vernon or Monticello, and George Mason is not as well known as his contemporaries. However, he was the inspiration for the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. The Mason family... More

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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

If Mt Vernon looks too crowded (and when is it not?), consider Gunston Hall. It's more beautiful architecturally and you won't be rushed through the beautiful restored rooms. The guides are great. Drive down from Alexandria on the lovely George Washington Parkway and enjoy the view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

It's hard to believe that this home, beautifully restored and only 11 miles from Mt. Vernon, is visited so seldom by the American public who rarely even recognize this important man's name! George Mason was a historically important figure who was friends with George Washington (his neighbor), George Fairfax, Thomas Jefferson and many others. His draft of the Virginia bill... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I literally live 25 min from here. Very nice place. Its nice to visit if you have nothing to do. Not worth spending a day though. You don't need a buy like a hotel to spend a day or two here. You only need like two hours to explore and you'll be fine. If you live 40+ min away from... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My husband, son and I enjoyed a tour of this grand yet quaint home. It's a pity that more people in our area seem to be unaware of the important work that was done by Mason. We were given the opportunity to tour the second floor on our own which was a treat. The view of the river is beautiful... More

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This is a great home to visit. The tour provided detailed information on the home, the man and the family. The items in the home are period and priceless. You will learn about a founding father who is not as famous as his counterparts, but a keystone member of the revolution. The property is vast and beautiful. If in the... More

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