During one of my last visits to Gunston, the home of George Mason, I was told about its Halloween event, so I put a note in my calendar to attend this year. If you aren't familiar with Mason (not being a native Virginian, I wasn't!), he wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights and was one of the framers of the U.S. Constitution. Anyway, that is another story and another post.
The event on Sat., Oct. 25 was a lot of fun. Set up to be fun with a splash of spooky, the event included face painting, pumpkin painting, storytelling, mask-making, burying ground tours by lantern and much more.
|Entrance to the mansion|
|A family fun event - while the kids were getting faces painted, some adults got tattoos.|
|Who is lurking in the basement - BOO!|
|Entrance to the Mason family cemetery. There was some unusual stuff going on in there on Oct. 25!|
|Look who was lurking in the pathway to the Mason family cemetery....|