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Gunston Hall

Lorton, Virginia
County of Fairfax.
15 miles south of Alexandria on Virginia 242
National Register Number: 66000832
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum; visit.gunstonhall.org/gunstonhall/welcome..
Web Site: visit.gunstonhall.org/gunstonhall/welcome.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 19, 1960):
Notable for its interior carved details and formal gardens, Gunston Hall was built (1755-1758) for George Mason (1725-1792), a leading Revolutionary figure, author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776), and member of the Constitutional Convention whose refusal to sign the document without a Bill of Rights was vindicated by events.

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