Gunston Hall, Home of George Mason

10709 Gunston Rd., Lorton

Home and Grounds Visit for Two or Five Adults at Gunston Hall (Up to 48% Off)

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

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PAM
69 ratings16 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 22, 2022
it was amazing tour loved it
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Alysia
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 16, 2022
Great learning experience. Our tour guide was very informative, engaging and open to questions. This is a great activity for history lovers alike.
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Karen
8 ratings6 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 7, 2022
An interesting home in a beautifully serene setting. Our tour guide (Susan) was extremely knowledgeable.
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Francine
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
June 14, 2022
Found the staff to be very courteous had an excellent tour of the mansion by Kate highly recommend place for your viewing
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David
5 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
April 18, 2022
Interesting interactive tour. The Groupon justifies that it is a shorter tour in comparison to other historic houses
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Trained guides lead tours through the 18th-century mansion’s hallways and rooms, showcasing collections of over 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.

*Due to limited tour sizes, we recommend that you call ahead to reserve a tour time in advance. To make your reservation, please call 703-550-9220.

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About 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.