Home and Grounds Visit for One Child or One Adult at Gunston Hall (Up to 60% Off)

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Guided tours through 18th-century Georgian mansion with period furnishings and historical recreated grounds

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Promotional value expires Dec 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Youth admission valid for ages 6-18. Ages under 6 are free. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $2 for a historic home and grounds visit for one child (a $5 value)
  • $5 for a historic home and grounds visit for one adult (a $10 value)

Trained guides and docents lead tours through the 18th-century mansion’s hallways and rooms, showcasing collections of 50 Mason family artifacts and period furnishings from Great Britain and America. Visitors also view portions of the 550-acre grounds dotted with pathways and terraces.

Gunston Hall

As the Potomac River flows in the distance, George Mason’s historical Georgian mansion overlooks sprawling fields, outbuildings, hiking trails, and a 250-year-old boxwood garden. 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 largely 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 and docents lead guests on tours of the mansion, including more than 50 pieces of art, silver, and furnishings detailing the life of the patriot, 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.

Gunston Hall

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.

Customer Reviews

Our tour Guide, Anna, really knew her information!! It was an amazing trip, you really felt like your were stepping back in history! Go! It's worth the money, and it's not that expensive! The experience is worth it all!
Holly S. · May 28, 2016
Very interesting, intimate look at the life of George Mason and his contributions to American History.
Sybil D. · April 1, 2016
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!
M F. · December 17, 2015
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    10709 Gunston Rd.

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