Gunston Hall

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10709 Gunston Rd., Lorton, VA 22079 10709 Gunston Rd., Lorton Directions
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+17035509220
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    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Report | 12 days ago
It is a smaller estate than Mount Vernon, but full of so much history! You can do a quick tour of the house and be done or spend longer looking through the museum and taking trail down to the water. I saw some school groups there during our visit and it looks like they had docents who spent more time with them going over history, so recommend it for school groups, scouts, etc.
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Report | 2 months ago
A secret gem amongst higher profile historic properties in the area and not commercialized Our guide was a college student who was majoring in history among two other majors Her enthusiasm was infectious and was able to hold my 11 year olds attention througout the tour Everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable I would go again in a heartbeat!
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Report | a year ago
Bring comfortable shoes and camera.
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Report | a year ago
Check out the website prior to going. Great tour guide!
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Report | a year ago
Take advantage of being able to take pics inside house now while remodeling furnishings
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Report | a year ago
Beautiful grounds. House is superior in construction and design to Mount Vernon.
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Report | a year ago
Great way to spend an afternoon learning about history, the staff was very nice and I learned a lot. Thanks Groupin!
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Report | 2 years ago
Be careful of the bees near the outdoor kitchen
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Loved it very nice and the ladies riding horse stopped to chat
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Great historical property for a very reasonable price
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As the Potomac River flows in the distance, George Mason’s historical Georgian mansion overlooks sprawling fields, hiking trails, and a 250-year-old boxwood allée. A senior statesman, Mason laid the foundation for this site in 1755, building his new family home just yards away from the site of his grandfather’s house. Though the original 18th-century carriage roads, tree banks, and wide vistas have since disappeared, experts have reconstructed much of the property’s original splendor through archaeological digs; the written memoirs of George’s son, John; and the testimonials of kidnapped time travelers.

Today, trained guides lead guests on tours of the mansion, which features more than 50 pieces of art and furnishings detailing the life of the politician, his wife Ann, and their family. As guests learn about Mason’s role as the author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and as an advocate of freedom of the press and religious tolerance, they walk through opulent halls and rooms designed in French modern, neoclassical, and Chinese styles. In addition to tours, the house and grounds host seasonal events such as an old-fashioned candlelit Christmas celebration, a spring kite festival, and an autumn séance to summon the Great Pumpkin.

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