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Gunston Hall

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Address: 10709 Gunston Rd, Mason Neck, Lorton, VA 22079-3901
Phone Number: 17035509220
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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A hidden gem...

This is a great place to visit for a private, docent lead tour of the home of the Mason family.The home and grounds have so much history and beautiful grounds to explore. Military... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit for a private, docent lead tour of the home of the Mason family.The home and grounds have so much history and beautiful grounds to explore. Military and family can visit for free. It is quiet and serene and there are no crowds to fight or wait in line. There is just a steady... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the Mason Neck Peninsula George Masons home is perfectly positioned atop a rolling hill with serene panoramic views. Like many things on Mason neck it is a treasure and a must do if you visit the peninsula. It is host to several indoor and outdoor events so check the event calendar to gauge the crowd which is generally... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I went with my son's first grade, so I did not pay - I do not even know what it costs, but what a treat it was! The place was empty, and so serene. It is smaller than Mt. Vernon, so perfect for younger children or older adults who might get tired long before seeing a larger place. Staff was... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I went as a part of the Washington Workshops and we went on a tour of the house before exploring the grounds. The house is restored close to its original state from colonial times and our tour guides did a great job of explaining the importance of several pieces around the home. It was a great experience to see life... More 

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Thank J M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Visited Gunston Hall to find out more about George Mason as a man since our daughter will be attending GMU in the fall. Tour starts with an on-demand movie about George Mason's life, then you take a guided tour through the plantation home. The tour guide, Jessica was knowledgeable and really went out of her way to interact with the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I've lived in Northern Virginia all of my life, but for some reason, I'd never been to Gunston Hall! This is a smaller, quieter plantation than Mount Vernon, without all the bells and whistles, but what a hidden gem! BEAUTIFUL and tranquil, with many features of the house and grounds (such as the boxwoods) original to the Mason family. I... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Our family of four (kids 9 and 6) visited here on George Mason Day. There was a citizenship ceremony happening, and if it weren't for the 200 or so people on the grounds for that, it would have been really quiet. The volunteers (and they're almost all volunteers) were wonderful - probably the best part of the experience. The museum... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

You'll turn off of the main road onto a narrow paved path towards the facility, which cannot be seen from the road. A gravel parking lot and very nice visitor center awaits (built in 1972, but very updated). After a short movie, you'll be told when the next guided house tour starts. Until then you'll have time to visit the... More 

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Gainesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This home is home to a very key founders of our country that seems to be easily forgotton. Everyone should spend a few hours here learning about the man's words that help shape the Delecreation of Inpendence and Bill of Rights. He is never talked about in the history books. It is a very interesting house and the tour guides... More 

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United States
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350 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

a neighbor of george washington's, also aong the potomac , it was a very imformative tour in a beautiful setting. i would recommend the pohick church nearby as well.

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