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Gunston Hall

  • Also Known As: Gunston Hall Manor

  • Address: 10709 Gunston Rd
  • Hours: Open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Guided tours offered daily every half-hour between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm, Grounds close at 6:00 pm, Plan on spending at least an hour at Gunston Hall
  • Phone: 703-550-9220
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museum
  • Activity Category: Tour
  • Available for private functions


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1754/04/00 Thomson Mason Life In Spring 1754, Thomson receives a letter from his brother George asking for a joiner or architect to assist in completing a house under construction. Thomson will recommend William Buckland of Oxford.
1755/00/00 William Buckland Architect In London, England, George Mason indentures William Buckland for 4 years to design the interiors of Gunston Hall and brings him to Virginia.
1755/00/00 George Mason Architect Construction begins on Gunston Hall for Ann and George Mason.
1759/00/00 Ann Eilbeck Mason Home Ann and George Mason make a home at the completed Gunston Hall.
1759/03/04 Gen Thomson Mason Born Thomson Mason is born at Gunston Hall
1766/06/06 George Mason Author To London Merchants - We do not deny the supreme Authority of Great Britain over her Colonys, but it is a Power which a wise Legislature will exercise with extreme Tenderness and Caution. - Mason
1773/03/09 Ann Eilbeck Mason Died Ann Eilbeck Mason, wife of Col George Mason of Gunston Hall, dies following a long illness.
1785/00/00 Thomson Francis Mason Born Thomson F Mason is born at George Mason's Gunston Hall plantation, Virginia
1792/10/01 Thomas Jefferson Visitor Thomas Jefferson, traveling north, stops to visit with George Mason at Gunston Hall.
1792/10/07 George Mason Died George Mason dies at home

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Particulars for Gunston Hall:
Architectural Style American Colonial
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Historic Use Cemetery
Other Description Colonial Gothic
Landscape Architecture Garden
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Historic Use Single dwelling
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 15th October 1966

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Gunston Hall
Registry Address: 10709 Gunston Rd.
Registry Number: 66000832
Resource Type: Building
Owner: State
Architect: Mason,George; Buckland,William
Architectural Style: Colonial, Other
Attribute: Colonial Gothic
Area in Acres: 555
Contributing Buildings: 1
Non-Contributing Buildings: 10
Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Structures: 1
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved, Additional documentation
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National; State
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Architecture, Landscape architecture, Historic and non-aboriginal
Applicable Criteria: Event, Person, Architecture-Engineering, Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation: Historic Non-Aboriginal
Period of Significance: 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1755, 1758, 1792
Associated People: Mason,George
Historic Function: Domestic, Landscape, Funerary
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Cemetery, Garden
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Landscape, Funerary
Current Sub-Function: Museum Garden Cemetery

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