18th Century Homes of Fairfax County, Virginia
This tour tells the story of some of Fairfax County's first families, including two of America's founders, via the county's oldest homes. The fifteen estates date from the 1730s, such as Mount Vernon and Four Stairs, to circa 1800, such as Woodlawn and Salona. The tour begins in Centreville, Virginia, at Mount Gilead (formerly a tavern) and ends on Mason Neck at Gunston Hall, the grand estate of George Mason ("Father of the Bill of Rights"). Eight of the homes are open to the public at least some times during the year.