VA-E65 Gunston Hall

Marker text: GUNSTON HALL

Gunston Hall, four miles to the east, is one of the most noted Colonial places in Virginia. The land was patented in 1651 by Richard Turney, who was hanged for taking part in Bacon's Rebellion in 1676. In 1696 the second George Mason acquired it. The house was built in 1755-1758 by the fourth George Mason, Revolutionary leader and author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the first Constitution of Virginia.

Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission, 1968.

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