Gunston Hall

What’s Happening at Gunston Hall: Construction

Between September 2018 and February 2019, the Visitor Center at Gunston Hall will be under renovation to enhance the experience for our visitors and continue the preservation of our collections. Over the course of the project, the building will be getting new windows and doors, a new roof, and many behind-the-scenes updates. This page is up-to-date with current progress and how the renovations will affect to your visit.

Closures
From October 2018 to February 2018 the exhibit spaces in the Visitor Center will be closed for construction. The Mansion and museum shop will remain open for visitors throughout the renovation.

Admissions
Gunston Hall is offering special “Construction” pricing for regular visitation days. Public programs and special events will retain their regular listed price.

Special Construction Pricing:

Adults $8
Seniors $7
AAA/Retired Military $7
Groups $7
Children, 5-18 $4
Children under 5 Complimentary
Friends of Gunston Hall Complimentary
Grounds Pass $5

If you have any questions regarding the renovations or how they will affect your visit, please call 703-550-9220 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Passport to History

Explore the places in this passport for a history-filled adventure! You will discover that our neighborhood is filled with exciting stories. From the American Revolution to the fight for women’s rights, you will find a lot to investigate. Also, you will be part of Virginia’s American Evolution™ commemoration.

What is the passport?

Passport to History represents a trail of historic sites in eastern Fairfax County. It is especially focused on 4th grade students, but all are welcome to participate and get to know the history of this storied area. Each page introduces a local site and asks questions to enhance your experience. Take a trip through time as you visit them all!

What do I do?

For each site you visit, take your passport to the admissions desk for a stamp. Once you get a stamp on each passport page, you will qualify for a small gift. Plus, everyone who gets a stamp from all the organizations in the passport may enter a drawing for a special prize: a behind-the-scenes visit to one of the sites. To receive your gift and enter the drawing, go to http://tiny.cc/passport2historyform.

What do I do when I have visited all the sites?

Follow this link to register for your prize: http://tiny.cc/passport2historyform. Please complete the form by 5 p.m. on Labor Day, 9/3/2018, in order to qualify for the gift and the drawing. Happy history trails!

Which sites are included in Passport to History?

  George Mason’s Gunston Hall
http://www.gunstonhall.org/
Hours: Open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
  Workhouse Arts Center
http://www.workhousearts.org/
Hours: Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Closed to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, and select holidays.
Admission: FREE

  Pohick Church
http://www.pohick.org/
Hours: Open to the public daily. Tours offered from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month. Tours outside these hours or tailored for 4th grade students are available upon advance request.
Admission: FREE, donations appreciated.
  Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
http://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/
Hours: Open Friday through Monday, 11 a.m.-4:00 p.m. from April to December.
Admission: Prices vary according to whether you are visiting Woodlawn, the Pope-Leighey House, or both.

  The Gum Springs Museum
http://gumspringsmuseum.blogspot.com/p/about-us.html
Hours: Open Monday-Friday, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., also Tuesdays and Saturdays from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Keep checking, as the schedule will be expanding.
Admission fees apply to museum space. For more information, call (703) 375-9825.
  George Washington’s Mount Vernon
https://www.mountvernon.org/
Hours: Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in April to October. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in November to March.
Admission: Passport holders receive a 25% DISCOUNT with the code “passport25.”
Adults (ages 12 and older): $20
Youth (ages 6 through 11): $12
Children (ages 5 and younger): Free

  Huntley Meadows and Historic Huntley
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley-meadows
For additional information: http://www.historichuntley.org/Welcome_to_Huntley.html
Visitor Center Hours for Huntley Meadows: Wednesday to Monday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.
Admission: FREE
Historic Huntley: Grounds open daily, dawn to dusk. The mansion is open for tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays from the end of April to October. For details, see the Huntley Meadows Park site or call the park at (703) 768-2525.

   
       

 

What is American Evolution?

Passport to History is part of the American Evolution™ commemoration, exploring democracy, diversity, and opportunity in Virginia from 1619-2019. American Evolution™ commemorates the 400th anniversary of several key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 and continue to influence America today. These events include the establishment of the first representative legislative assembly in the New World, the arrival of the first recorded Africans to English North America, the recruitment of English women in significant numbers, as well as the first official English Thanksgiving in North America. For more information about American Evolution and other ways to join in, please visit http://www.americanevolution2019.com/.

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!

Exhibition: A Woman's Place

Global Woman

Women have always played a pivotal role at Gunston Hall, and A Woman’s Place explores some of their untold stories. This exhibition explores the daily life of 18th century women, both free and enslaved.

A Woman’s Place investigates the indispensable contributions of women on an 18th century plantation. Gunston Hall invites guests to discover the many of the facets of a woman’s experience in an era that documented mostly the accomplishments of men. Visitors will have an opportunity to connect with stories about partnerships, learning, leisure, family, and self-expression.

This exhibition opens on April 27, 2018.

   

Special Naturalization Ceremony

September 15, 2018
10 a.m.-1 p.m.


Take 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.
Special Naturalization Ceremony
   



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