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

The George Mason Essay Contest

February 13- March 13, 2020

The George Mason Essay Contest is now open! We invite all 4th graders to answer this year’s question about how they can help make their community a better place. The first place winner receives $75 and a scholarship to our Writers’ Workshop on March 28, 2020.

Click here to learn more about this year’s contest, including the full question and criteria.

Use this entry form to submit your student’s essay.

Entries must be received by the end of the day, Friday, March 13, 2020.