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Roughly 70 miles east of Harpers Ferry lies Gunston Hall, home of George Mason, who wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights in 1776.  Mason was one of only three delegates to the 1787 constitutional convention who refused to sign the U.S. Constitution because it included no Bill of Rights; one was later added based on his Virginia Declaration of Rights and forms the first ten amendments to the Constitution.  This house was constructed in the 1750s.

Copyright 2006, Patricia Lowhorn

Roughly 70 miles east of Harpers Ferry lies Gunston Hall, home of George Mason, who wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights in 1776. Mason was one of only three delegates to the 1787 constitutional convention who refused to sign the U.S. Constitution because it included no Bill of Rights; one was later added based on his Virginia Declaration of Rights and forms the first ten amendments to the Constitution. This house was constructed in the 1750s.