Gunston Hall

Museum Theater Performance: George Mason and His Legacy

September 30, 2017
11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Museum Theater PerformanceDirectly following our special naturalization ceremony, take part in our museum theater performance on the grounds and in the house.  Be a witness to conversations between George Mason, his son, and enslaved woman, Nell.  Hear multiple points of view; consider George Mason's legacy then, and how it still affects us today.

Performances begin under the oak tree in front of the Mansion at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.  They last about 30 minutes, and are followed by conversations with the actors and Gunston Hall staff.SaveSaveSave

Museum Shop Holiday Preview Party

November 9, 2017
3 p.m.-7 p.m.

Holiday Preview PartyCelebrate with us as we unveil this year's holiday merchandise throughout the shop. Receive special discounts and offers, as well as complimentary gift wrapping, and snack on light refreshments as you shop.

We look forward to seeing you and a friend at this joyous event!

Exhibit: Amending America

August 25-October 21, 2017

Amending America   See our new traveling exhibition from the National Archives, Amending America: The Bill of Rights, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document.  Amending America: The Bill of Rights spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history, explores the origins of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively known as the Bill of Rights), and illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens.  Featuring facsimile documents, reproduction artifacts, and interactives, Amending America invites visitors to connect directly with the people, places, and events that mark this historic document’s evolution.  This exhibit runs through October 21, 2017.  

Amending America: The Bill of Rights is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration, and traveled by the National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service (NATES). This exhibition was developed in collaboration with the National Archives’ National Outreach Initiative to commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights. The exhibition is presented in part by AT&T, HISTORYⓇ, Seedlings Foundation, and the National Archives Foundation.

Support for Amending America: The Bill of Rights at Gunston Hall is provided by Burke & Herbert Bank and Tim Rizer of Item, Inc.

Included with regular admission.


Meet the Authors: Plantations of Virginia

Charlene C. Giannetti & Jai Williams

Saturday, October 7Plantations of Virginia
11 A.M. - 1 P.M.

Join Charlene and Jai for a complimentary author talk, Q&A session, and book signing at George Mason’s Gunston Hall!

Southern plantations are an endless source of fascination. There are still more than 60 plantations in Virginia today, most of them open to the public. If only walls could talk, the stories we might hear! Learn more about these historic sites and their stories in Plantations of Virginia.

Books will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop (paperback, $21.95). Call ahead to guarantee a copy as quantities will be limited. Purchase two and receive 20% off.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information or to RSVP, please call 703-550-9220.

Special Naturalization CeremonyTake part in welcoming America's newest citizens at Gunston Hall, as we partner with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Washington Office in naturalizing candidates.  Before the ceremony, take part craft activities and explore the grounds.  The ceremony is followed by a reception, and an opportunity to register to vote.

Admission is free until 1pm to all visitors.

Performances of George Mason and His Legacy will take place directly following the reception.SaveSaveSave