Gunston Hall, completed in 1759, was the plantation home of George Mason, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Mason wrote the Virginia Constitution and the Virginia Declaration of Rights on which the U.S. Bill of Rights was based. His home is an outstanding example of Georgian architecture, and is highly regarded for its elegant interiors. The elaborate interior carvings, designed by indentured servant William Buckland and carved by William Bernard Sears, provide an impressive backdrop for guided tours of the 18th century plantation household. The boxwood gardens, believed to have been planted during Mason’s residence, leads from the house to a hillside overlooking the Deer Park and River. Visitors may pass along the same garden paths Mason walked, "wrapped in meditation," as he considered how to create democratic governments for Virginia and the new nation. Hours: 9:30am-5pm daily
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- Additional Safety Measures: Limited access; Beginning on July 3, only the grounds of Gunston Hall will be open to the public. All indoor access (except restrooms) will remain closed to the public until further notice.
- Supplies Available for Guests: Face Masks, Hand Sanitizer, Disinfectant Wipes
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Regular admission fees:
Seniors (60 and older) $8
Children ages 6-18 $5
Children, under age 6 complimentary
Members of Gunston Hall complimentary
Grounds pass $5
Other fees apply on special program days, please check the calendar of events for more information.
Blue Star Museum Program: Gunston Hall is pleased to offer complimentary general admission to active-duty members of the military and their families as part of the Blue Star Museum program. Complimentary admission is offered year-round; fees apply for special program days. To qualify, please present your military identification card at the Gunston Hall admissions desk. Available only on regular admission days.
Museums for All: Gunston Hall is a proud participant in the Museums for All Program. To qualify for complimentary entrance through this program, show your EBT card to the Gunston Hall admissions desk. Available only on regular admission days.
- Discounts Available: Military, Senior, Student, Member, Children, Groups
- Payment Methods Accepted: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Master Card, Visa
Currently closed to the public.
Normal operating hours: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Food & Drink
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Group & Private Events
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- Number of Event Rooms: 1
- Largest Room Capacity: 120
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George Mason's Gunston Hall Meeting Facility
- Number of Rooms: 1
- Total Sq. Ft.: 1582
- Theatre Capacity: 150
- Banquet Capacity: 100
- Classroom Capacity: 36
- Reception Capacity: 175
- Space Notes: A full-size catering kitchen is available adjacent to the Ann Mason Room. An approved Virginia-licensed caterer is required for use of the kitchen.
- Description: Gunston Hall offers modern meeting facilities in a historic setting for your conference, business meeting, retreat, seminar, or group gathering. The Ann Mason Room, adjoining private courtyard and grounds offer your board meeting or special event a variety of networking and dining options. We offer meeting facilities that will accommodate your business needs for up to 150 people with ample parking. The Ann Mason Room features internet connectivity and audio-visual capabilities.