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On Saturday, April 18 Gunston Hall welcomes visitors to celebrate the arrival of spring.  Come make or buy a kite and fly it on our meadow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This family program is a great opportunity to get outdoors.  Admission includes a variety of kite-related craft activities, a space to fly, and tours of the historic Mansion. 

Kite flying was a fantastic part of childhood in the 18th century.  Make a modern kite and experiment with how well it flies.  Chat with historic characters about their kite flying experience and examine 18th-century style kites.  This casual program is great for a day-long experience at Gunston Hall.  Food and drink will be available for purchase, or pack a picnic of your own. 

Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults, $8 for kids 6-18.  Members of Gunston Hall receive a 50% discount on admission for this program.  It will take place rain or shine.