George Mason Memorial

Title

George Mason Memorial

Description

George Mason (1725-1792), author of Virginia's Declaration of Rights, was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He refused to sign the Constitution because of the absence of a Bill of Rights and a disagreement over the issue of standing armies. The memorial was funded through an effort by the Board of Regents of Gunston Hall, Mason's home in Fairfax, Virginia, which now operates as a museum. The site of the memorial was home to a garden called the Pansy Garden in the 1920s. The memorial was approved in 1990, but groundbreaking did not take place until 2000.

Source

National Park Service. View original.

Date

4/09/2002 (Dedicated)

Coverage

Physical Description

The statue of George Mason would be nine feet tall if he were standing. Some of the landscaping, for example the circular fountain and the outer ring of magnolia, are legacies from the Pansy Garden which occupied this site in the 1920s.

Location

38°52′46″N, 77°2′21″W

Type

Description

George Mason (1725-1792), author of Virginia's Declaration of Rights, was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He refused to sign the Constitution because of the absence of a Bill of Rights and a disagreement over the issue of standing armies. The memorial was funded through an effort by the Board of Regents of Gunston Hall, Mason's home in Fairfax, Virginia, which now operates as a museum. The site of the memorial was home to a garden called the Pansy Garden in the 1920s. The memorial was approved in 1990, but groundbreaking did not take place until 2000.

Creator

Faye B. Harwell

Date

4/09/2002 (Dedicated)

Coverage

2000-present

Source

National Park Service. View original.