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Gunston Hall, Lorton

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  • This is an amazing home of George Mason. What's nice about it is that it is almost all original, and much of the plantation property is still intact. It is so nice to drive up the tree lined drive and...  more »
  • Learn about George Mason and why he is not very famous. House restored to period George Mason Occupied it. It is air conditioned for visitors. Grounds are going to be restored. Nice place for Weddings...  more »
  • A lovely building and informative tour, it has a lot of potential and definitely worth the visit but it was amazingly quiet when we went. Could definitely be enhanced if it was more like a 'UK Nationa...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Interesting history of George Mason. Tour guide was great! Grounds are beautiful.
  • Christmastide at Gunston Hall is something you and your family don't want to miss! One day a year George and Anne Mason open their home for Christmas festivities for kids and adults alike. Be sure to stop by the kitchens for samples of some amazing colonial desserts and foods! And if that doesn't fill you up the bake sale certainly will. There's even a "snowball "fight for the kids! The actors are superb and give you a wonderful educational experience without making you feel like you're in school. So grab the whole family and don't miss out on this wonderful Christmas experience
  • A stunning example of colonial architecture and craftsmanship. A must see historical site.

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