Gunston Hall

sights / Historic

Gunston Hall information

Location
Virginia , USA
Address
10709 Gunston Rd
Telephone
+1 703 550 9220
More information
www.gunstonhall.org
Prices
admission & tour adult/child $9/5
Opening hours
9:30am-5pm
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Southwest of Mount Vernon, on a bend in the Potomac River, is the 1775 brick mansion Gunston Hall , which belonged to a statesman and contemporary of George Washington, George Mason. Mason penned the lines ‘all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights’ – words adapted by Thomas Jefferson for the Declaration of Independence. Dating from 1755, the mansion is an architectural masterpiece, with elegantly carved wooden interiors and meticulously kept formal gardens.