As a VENUEHost your event…

With 550 acres of beautiful landscape and a breathtaking vista of the Potomac, you and your guests will have an experience to remember. Weddings at Gunston Hall are truly a special occasion and can include the use of the grounds. Gunston Hall offers modern meeting facilities in a historic setting for your *conference * business meeting * retreat * seminar, or * group gathering. Gunston Hall welcomes the use of its historic grounds for photography, but reservations are required for special photography such as engagement, wedding parties, styled, and other portraits.

  • The Ann Mason Room: The Ann Mason Room and grounds can accommodate up to 125 seated guests or 150 standing for your ceremony, reception, board meeting or business event. Internet connectivity and audio-visual capabilities, a full-size catering kitchen, and ample parking accommodate your needs.

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As a SHOPDiscover unique gifts…

Take a look at some of the items in our inventory including a variety of * souvenirs * books * stationary * personalized gifts * seasonal goodies, and * exhibition merchandise. We proudly carry locally made in * Virginia products, including works of * art by Virginia artisans, and even have a * children’s shopping corner for our young historians. Buying online is easy with options for pick up or delivery and there is something for everyone. All proceeds from the Museum Shop fund educational opportunities and support Gunston Hall’s mission. Merchandise is catalogued within these collections: * Books & Media * Kid’s Corner * Food & Beverage * Home & Entertaining * Seasonal Gifts * Apparel & Jewelry * Gardening, and * Paper & Novelty.

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Be a DONORShow that you care…


As a member of Gunston Hall, you become a part of a core group of supporters that are helping to preserve this historic family home. Your membership provides critical year-long support of our educational programming and helps inform future generations of the nation-shaping ideas and legacy of George Mason. Memberships at specified levels are offered: * Individual * Dual * Household * Mason Neck Society * Patriot Contributing, and * Statesman Contributing.


Make a donation to help Gunston Hall fully use our physical and scholarly resources to preserve this historic site and share George Mason’s democratic ideals in relevant and important ways with as many visitors as possible. There are many ways to donate.

  • Direct Donations: Suggested are an array of amounts that can be contributed: * One Time * Weekly * Every 2 Weeks * Monthly * Quarterly * Semi-Annually * Annually.
  • Give to the Annual Fund: Gunston Hall is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on the generous support of donors like you to bring the past to life for the tens of thousands of children, families and others that visit Gunston Hall each year. As part of our commitment to sharing George Mason’s story and values of honesty, integrity, and love of country as widely as possible.
  • Special Projects: There are always exciting new funding opportunities available for supporters of Gunston Hall. Opportunities range from restoration and preservation efforts to education programs.
  • The Louis and Eleanor Hertle Heritage Society: Louis and Eleanor Hertle were Gunston Hall’s first benefactors. As private owners of Gunston Hall in the 1930s, they began considering ways to preserve this historic property. It was their wish that Gunston Hall become a memorial to George Mason upon their passing. In 1949, Gunston Hall formally passed to the Commonwealth of Virginia to be administered by a Board of Regents chosen by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.In the spirit of their generous bequest, we have established The Louis and Eleanor Hertle Heritage Society to recognize the generosity and foresight of donors who support Gunston Hall through estate and planned gifts which include:
    • Bequest
    • Gift Annuity
    • Life Insurance/Retirement Accounts
    • Deferred Gift Annuity
    • Lead Trusts
    • Remainder Trusts

Volunteer: Since Gunston Hall opened as a museum in the 1950s, volunteers have played an important role in bringing the site to life. Currently, volunteers at Gunston Hall help both behind-the-scenes, with the public, and at the archaeological dig site. Young Historical Interpreters must be between 8 and 18 years old. All other volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Interships: Are you looking for experience in the museum field? Do you love history? Are you interested in applying your library and archives skills? Are you excited about teaching in an informal learning setting? All interns gain real-life skills by becoming a part of the team at a vibrant history museum. Students majoring in history, education, political science, American studies, anthropology, public history, museum studies, library science, archival science, communications, or a related field are a good match for these internships. Interns must enjoy working with people, understand historical methods, have excellent interpersonal skills, have strong writing skills, and be able to work in teams and independently.

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