Classroom Outreach

Grades 4-6: Discover George Mason (60-90 min.)
Delve into George Mason’s life and times without leaving your classroom. Docents supply materials to help students discover Mason’s era and his writing of the Virginia Declaration of Rights. Fee: $40/classroom

Grades 7-12: Mason & Democratic Ideals (45-60 min.)
Invite a Gunston Hall educator into your classroom to lead students in activities about George Mason’s ideas about government and individual rights. Fee: $40/classroom

Ready to book your outreach program? Call us at 703-550-9220 or email

Colonial Day at Gunston Hall

October 17, 2018

Grades 4-6, $10/student, $10/chaperone, 3 hours
Your students will investigate life in the 18th century during this lively, hands-on program. They will consider multiple perspectives as they think about food, clothing, music, writing, and living conditions.

Essay Competition

Fall 2018

Calling all 4th-grade writers for this contest focused on George Mason’s ideas! The winner receives a $75 prize and complimentary registration to the Writers’ Workshop. The winner’s teacher receives a complimentary class field trip or outreach session. Check back soon for more details about the competition and how to enter.