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Gunston Hall, home of George Mason

Gunston Hall, eighteenth century home of patriot George Mason, sits on a bluff commanding a spectacular view of the Potomac River – not far downriver from George Washington’s Mount Vernon and just over 12 miles by road. As close neighbors and Virginia politicians, Mason … Continue reading

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Houmas House, a Louisiana plantation

Our tour guide warned us, “This will not be your traditional tour.” She had my attention. We were ready to walk into a stately plantation home on the banks of the Mississippi River about 45 minutes west of New Orleans. … Continue reading

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