Due to the stay at home orders during COVID-19 pandemic, many of the attractions have gone “virtual” in these unique times. Virtual reality offers everyone the opportunity to see what they have to offer from the comfort of home. Thus, sit back and take a virtual tour of George Mason’s historic home. Take a look at the digital tour put together with the help of Google, Encyclopedia Virginia, and Virginia Humanities.
Gunston Hall, completed in 1759, was the plantation home of George Mason, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Mason wrote the Virginia Constitution and the Virginia Declaration of Rights on which the U.S. Bill of Rights was based. His home is an outstanding example of Georgian architecture and is highly regarded for its elegant interiors.
The elaborate interior carvings, designed by indentured servant William Buckland and carved by William Bernard Sears, provide an impressive backdrop for guided tours of the 18th-century plantation household. The boxwood gardens, believed to have been planted during Mason’s residence, leads from the house to a hillside overlooking the Deer Park and River.