Accessibility

Every effort is made to accommodate visitors with special needs. Because of the historic period and age of many of our tour buildings, some areas may not be fully accessible to visitors with physical disabilities.

Our Visitors Center is physically  accessible to all visitors. Auxiliary aids include:

  • A wheelchair is available upon request.
  • Shuttle service from the Visitor Center to the mansion is available upon request.

The first floor of Gunston Hall mansion is accessible to all visitors. A wheelchair lift is on the east side of the house. 

In order to visit the second floor of the house, stairs must be negotiated. For those unable to tour the second floor of the house, there is a book of photographs available for viewing in the Mansion. 

The plantation grounds surrounding the Mansion are relatively flat and the garden is accessible,  There are gravel paths to and from the Mansion, with hard-top surfaces inside the garden.

Parking

Gunston Hall has a large parking lot for visitors to use. We ask that guests park in the lot, and make their way on foot to the Visitors Center where their experience at George Mason’s Gunston Hall will begin. Once on the grounds, visitors are welcome to walk the grounds on foot and explore. For those with low mobility, we offer a shuttle service from the Visitors Center to the mansion that is handicapped accessible.

If you are in need of handicapped parking, it can be found on the east side of the Visitors Center.

Getting to Gunston Hall

Address:

Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road Mason Neck, VA 22079

 

Traveling From Richmond, Fredericksburg, and other points South

From Interstate 95 take Exit #161 onto Route 1 North. Turn right at the first light onto Gunston Road (SR 242). The Gunston Hall entrance is 3.5 miles on the left.

 

Traveling From Washington, Baltimore, and other points North

From Interstate 95 take Exit #163. Turn left onto Lorton Road. Turn right at the third light onto Lorton Market Street. Lorton Market Street becomes Gunston Cove Road, and after crossing Richmond Highway (Route 1) it becomes Gunston Road. The Gunston Hall entrance is 3.5 miles on the left.

 

From Mount Vernon via the George Washington Parkway

From the Mount Vernon entrance continue South on 235. Turn left on Route 1 and continue South for 5.4 miles. Turn left onto Gunston Road (SR 242). The Gunston Hall entrance is 3.5 miles on the left.