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Gunston Hall Historic Site

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 15 people are interested
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Are you a plant person? Do you love the outdoors? Become a part of Gunston Hall's historic riverside garden restoration.

Experienced and new gardeners are welcome to help with planting, talking with visitors, tending the garden, and more. Volunteers will learn about historic species and 18th-century garden techniques and design. Plus, they will spend their time on a gorgeous 550 acre wooded property in rural Fairfax County.

The best candidates will be

--flexible
--cheerful
--interested in horticulture

To find out more, write to rebecca.martin@gunstonhall.org. Apply now to join the new group by going to http://bit.ly/GHvol

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About Gunston Hall Historic Site

Location:

10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA 22079, US

Mission Statement

Gunston Hall's mission is to utilize fully the physical and scholarly resources of Gunston Hall to stimulate continuing public exploration of democratic ideals as first presented by George Mason in the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights.

Description

Today a history museum, Gunston Hall was once the center of a 5,500-acre tobacco and corn plantation. Its owner, George Mason IV (1725-1792), was a fourth generation Virginian who became a senior statesman and author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, Mason was among the first to call for such fundamental American liberties as religious toleration and freedom of the press.

Volunteers at Gunston Hall annually serve more than 6000 school children and thousands of additional guests. They also help with archaeological work and behind-the-scenes projects.

This beautiful historic site is located on 550 wooded acres with a view of the Potomac River. The museum is on Mason Neck and is only a few minutes' drive from I-95 and US Route 1.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

10709 Gunston RoadLorton, VA 22079

(38.662,-77.16125)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Farming
  • Botany
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • History

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-10 hours per week

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