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Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, Lorton, VA 22079
Phone Number: 703-550-9220
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Gunston Hall Plantation was the home of George Mason, a senior statesman...
Gunston Hall Plantation was the home of George Mason, a senior statesman and author of Virginia's Declaration of Rights.
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Great Slice of History

This home of George Mason is, I believe, a hidden gem in the Washington, DC, region. I was there for a special citizenship ceremony and so didn't pay admission. So I can only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Terry M
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Washington DC
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I would encourage one to visit the home of George Mason. It is a beautiful setting with incredible vistas of The Potomac River. There is a small fee for entry and an eleven minute short historical film which helps enlighten a novice like myself about George Mason and his contributions to The Virginia Declaration of Rights which were subsequently used... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This home of George Mason is, I believe, a hidden gem in the Washington, DC, region. I was there for a special citizenship ceremony and so didn't pay admission. So I can only say that the regular admission price seemed a bit steep for this particular venue.

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Port Orchard, Washington
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67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Off the beaten path but worth the trip. You discover who really was instrumental in writing our Bill of Rights and Constitution. It was a private tour as only the two of us were there at the time, the docent was fun and knew what she was talking about. Not on a treadmill as it feel slike at Mount Vernon,... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Mount Vernon gets all the press, when Gunston Hall gives you much better value for your money. You get more time to view the mansion, outhouses and grounds, and get a real feel for how a wealthy family lived. George Mason, the owner, was the source for our Bill of Rights. The house is almost an architectural "folly" designed by... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Camping at Pohick Park and wanted to make sure to see this historical home. Totally enjoyed it. I really never heard of George Mason and he really was a vital part of history. He wrote the Virginia Bill of Rights which was used to draft our U.S. Bill of Rights. If you are close It is something I recommend you... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

When you're in the shadows of Mt Vernon and George Washington, poor old George Mason gets overlooked - and SHOULDN'T!!! It's a wonderful place to tour, and the more we learned about Geo. Mason, the more impressed we were. Make time to visit this historic plantation!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went here today and enjoyed a revolutionary encampment. Mock battle took place with camps to visit. Enjoyed speaking to re-enactors who we all very friendly. Disappointed a bit with the mediocre layout of out buildings and condition they are in. A new roof looks to be going onto the main house which is great. Surprised to see that the cemetery... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I live about 3 miles from Gunston Hall in Lorton, VA. it is George Mason's colonial home. He authored the Virginia Bill of Rights for our state constitution which became the Bill of Rights for the US Constitution in 1791. He refused to endorse the Constitution at the time it was adopted in 1789 because it did contain the Bill... More 

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Mason Neck, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

While this is no Mount Vernon, it is on its way to becoming a cant miss venue. Under a new curator, the home of George Mason is reviving its importance in historical places around DC. While there is still some work to be done, the docents take you on a more individual and personal tour than you would get elsewhere.... More 

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I'm sure like a lot of people that come to Gunston Hall, I wasn't all that aware of George Mason's role in US history before I visited. I'm so glad I visited though, because I ended up learning a lot! The video they show when first entering was really informative and a helpful opener to being there. I made it... More 

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Additional Information about Gunston Hall Plantation

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, Lorton, VA 22079
Phone Number: 703-550-9220
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Lorton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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