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. . . If I can only live to see the American Union firmly fixed, and free Governments well established in our western world, and can leave my children but a Crust of Bread & Liberty, I shall die satisfied . . .

George Mason wrote these words on October 2, 1778, just over two years after writing the Virginia Declaration of Rights, and while the American colonies remained in battle for their independence.  His words remind us of what Mason valued most--the American Union, liberty, and family. Fourteen years later Mason would die satisfied at his beloved Gunston Hall.

Today at Gunston Hall, we continue to find inspiration in Mason’s words and by welcoming thousands of visitors each year to his beautiful home.  A visit to Gunston Hall is an opportunity to explore, learn, reflect, and connect with our past through meaningful and distinctive experiences in our present. 

This work is guided by our mission of stimulating the public exploration of democratic ideals as first presented by George Mason in the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights and our ability to fulfill our mission would not be possible without your support. 

To learn more about opportunities to support Gunston Hall, please contact Scott Stroh, Executive Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 703-550-9220. 

You may also make a donation to Gunston Hall online by clicking on the link below. 

Gunston Hall is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation and donations tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you onsite at Gunston Hall!

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