Gunston Hall

Declaration Day
Celebrating George Mason and the Virginia Declaration of Rights

June 9, 2018George Mason Day
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Join Gunston Hall for a historic event commemorating the anniversary of the ratification of the Virginia Declaration of Rights! The day will begin with a special naturalization ceremony followed by an afternoon of fun and educational activities for all ages. Converse with living history interpreters, immerse yourself in 18th-century Virginia, and explore George Mason’s ideas and legacy.

9:30 a.m. Doors Open

Activities for Citizenship Candidates and their families begin in the Visitor Center
10 a.m. Onsite Registration for Citizenship Candidates opens in the Visitor Center
11 a.m. Naturalization Ceremony
12 p.m. Afternoon activities begin on the grounds

First Mansion Tour of the day begins
12:30 p.m.  Mansion Tour
12:45 p.m. Museum Theater Performance: George Mason and his Legacy
1:30 p.m Mansion Tour
1:45 p.m. Museum Theater Performance: George Mason and his Legacy
2 p.m. Wreath Laying at George Mason's Tomb
Departs from the front steps of the Mansion
2:30 p.m. Mansion Tour
2:45 p.m. Museum Theater Performance: George Mason and his Legacy
3 p.m. Birthday Cake for the Virginia Declaration of Rights
3:30 p.m. Mansion Tour
3:45 p.m. Museum Theater Performance: George Mason and his Legacy
4:30 p.m. Mansion Tour

All activities begin near the Mansion unless otherwise stated in the schedule.

Food vendors will be on site . Admission for George Mason Day is complimentary.

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