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Gunston Hall Plantation

10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, Lorton, VA 22079
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Lorton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner 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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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have visited the home of George Mason at least three times -- most recently in July 2014. Each tour has been wonderful and different. This time, thanks to the roof replacement, the house was empty, but that actually allowed you to really focus on the architectural detail of the magnificent home. Our tour guide shared lots of details on... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

WE visited this plantation home and found it to be very informative. It is situated near Mount Vernon and George Washington's estate so it provided an excellent contrast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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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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