Sunday Morning Coffee With One Of Virginia's Leading Citizens

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Group

Okay he didn't exactly join me for a cup of coffee but he did say all of us could stop by his house to soak in a little fall sunshine and history.


Gunston Hall-George Mason's Home in Virginia

Gunston Hall was the home of George Mason IV one of the fathers of the Bill of Rights and at one point encompassed 5500 hundred acres.  The home was completed in 1759 and was George Mason's home up until his death in 1792.  George Mason was a fourth generation Virginian with family roots that go back to arrival in Norfolk Virginia in 1652.

George Mason's influence in buildings can also be seen close by at Pohick Church in Lorton where he and two other famous Virginian's, George Washington and George Washington Fairfax helped design.  If you look closely at the corner details of both buildings you will see interesting similiarities of brick and stone work.

Today the home is open for public tours throughout the year.  Tour hours are from 9:30 AM-5PM and last about 45 minutes.  A visitor center offers a glimpse into life during George Mason's time period. 

If you want to join me for a quiet cup of coffee in the morning at Gunston Hall just give me a call.  There are picnic tables nestled in the trees outside of the visitors center where we can sit and chat about Northern Virginia history.

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Jerri McCombs
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You guys have so much History up there. I love visiting. My mom was a history buff and took us to DC and Virginia several times, and we got to enjoy your heritage.

Thanks for the History.

Sep 19, 2010 04:25 AM #1
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You know, I graduated from George Mason University and I didn't even know this about the guy.  Maybe I'll join you there one morning.

Sep 19, 2010 04:31 AM #2
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Pat Fenn
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Another great Localim and history post.  Glad you took a break this morning before the open house at Belmont Bay.

Sep 19, 2010 04:42 AM #3
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I am in Washington state, and I love the northeast because of the history...

Sep 19, 2010 04:49 AM #4
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Cindy, I can proudly say that I have been there, great place....

Sep 19, 2010 06:53 AM #5
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Jerry-we are fotunate to have a good deal of history that has been preserved.

Sep 19, 2010 11:07 AM #6
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Chris Ann-let me know and I'll give you directions.  A very peaceful spot for coffee or lunch.

Sep 19, 2010 11:10 AM #7
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Pat-the open house was a success.  Wrote up an offer on the last Occoquan Unit!

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Ken-it took me awhile to start appreciating our local history.  Now I"m soaking it up.

Sep 19, 2010 11:12 AM #9
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Gerry-I know you are a history buff as well.  Hope next time you head this way you'll give me a call.

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George Mason was a great man.  I'm glad his home has been preserved.

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Jim-he did a lot of good for Virginia and our newly formed USA.  We of course also have George Mason University in our midst as well.

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