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Gunston Hall, Lorton

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  • Cheers to the staff at Gunston Hall that really bring George Mason’s story to life and make it so relevant to modern times! You can’t help but catch their passion as they stitch together all the compl...  more »
  • Gunston hall is a modest plantation house with some fascinating details. The guides are very knowledgeable and if you know some history or just curious you can have a great conversation. The welcome c...  more »
  • If your'e in Northern Virginia and planning to visit Mount Vernon, or looking for something less touristy, this is the place. Located on the Potomac River not far from Mount Vernon is the home of Geor...  more »
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  • One of my favorite historic sites. Gorgeous estate that still has 550 acres of the original plantation. You feel as though you have stepped back in time. There is a 3/4 mile hiking path to the Potomac River. Highly recommend that you visit Gunston Hall.
  • Very great experience. The exhibit in the visitor center is well done, and a great intro to George Mason. The house itself was a great tour, our guide was very knowledgeable. Walked around the grounds, which were gorgeous. Highly recommend this place.
  • You only need about 90 minutes to see everything. The grounds are beautiful.
  • Interesting place with lots of historical​ significance. Grounds are beautiful and the house is nicer than Mount Vernon though much smaller. My only issue is the heavy emphasis on slavery, as if it is the most important part of American history.
  • Gunston Hall was the home of George Mason. Located just south of George Washington's Mt. Vernon. This place is much quieter, less touristy home of one of the Founding Father. The garden behind the house needs little clean up but overall very well taken care of house from 18th Century.
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