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Gunston Hall, Home of George Mason

10709 Gunston Rd., Lorton

Home and Grounds Visit for Two or Five Adults 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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Verniquetop reviewer
8 ratings6 reviews
September 18, 2021
This is a must go and see weekend day trip. The visitor/information center is a great place to start it give a lot of good information and some great artifacts. The house and ground are different from the other traditional historic homes. The tour guide was very informative and pleasant. This is a must do!!!! This is a picture of the grounds leading to his cemetery.
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Davidtop reviewer
51 ratings17 reviews
September 10, 2021
Often overlooked gem not far from Mt Vernon. He’s as important to Bills of Rights creation as Thomas Jefferson.
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Elena
3 ratings1 reviews
August 28, 2021
White people were cooking food from that time on a fire while dressed in the clothes from that time. I liked it.
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Cynthiatop reviewer shutterbug
5 ratings5 reviews7 photos
August 21, 2021
Nice piece of history. The interior of the house is amazing - the colors researched to historically accurate. Beautiful grounds. We brought a picnic and sat under mature trees.
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Tinatop reviewer helpful reviewer
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July 7, 2021
What is a very informative historic visit. I am so glad I went there. I was very intrigued by people working in the Gardens it made more of a historical statement of the period time. The only thing better would’ve been if you sell your produce in flowers to your visitors!!!
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Sandi
10 ratings3 reviews
July 3, 2021
Excellent tour and tour guide!
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Rea
11 ratings4 reviews
July 2, 2021
As we learn more about African American history, I was quite pleased that our tour guide, Susan, did not seem uncomfortable talking about the enslaved people who served the Mason family. She also was very knowledgeable about the enslaved people and incorporated their history along with women and indentured servants. I really appreciated the way how she invited the kids to ask their questions.
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Jessica
1 ratings1 reviews
June 26, 2021
Great experience easy to book a tour. My boys loved it but have plenty of water.
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About This Deal

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.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Promotional value expires 3 months after purchase. Reservation required. May be repurchased every 365 days. Limit 12 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.