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Constitutional Rights Bus Tour 2018
Constitution Day, September 17th

Canceled due to low ticket sales

It is time to celebrate Constitution Day in a very special way.  Come on a Constitutional Rights Bus Tour sponsored by the Friends of the Historic Fairfax Courthouse!

We have fabulous historical sites right here in Fairfax County that illustrate our American constitutional rights. Therefore, we have developed a Constitutional Rights bus tour. 

It has been given to the Virginia Historical Society, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, and for the 275th Fairfax County Commemorative Anniversary Celebration through the Fairfax County Parks and Recreation. It has been very well received.

Sign up below. What a wonderful way to celebrate Constitution Day!

Celebrate Constitution Day 2018

George Mason wrote: “That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights…” His words are found in the Virginia Declaration of Rights. This document became the foundation for the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights and our tour.

Constitutional Rights Bus Tour

Monday, September 17, 2018 Constitution Day, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bus Departs from Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Virginia

Lunch, Entrance Fees, Tour Booklet included

Fairfax Courthouse – Learn about American Rights and enjoy a unique opportunity to tour this iconic Fairfax landmark on which construction began in 1799. Rare original documents, including George Washington’s will and the only existing document signed by both George Washington and George Mason, will be brought out of the vault exclusively for display to our group.

Pohick Church – Learn about the history of Religious Freedom. Take a seat in a pew once occupied by George Washington and George Mason, who were vestrymen in this colonial church, to hear the story of Truro Parish’s role, from the settling of northern Virginia through the Civil War, told by a character in period costume.

Gunston Hall – Sit down to lunch as Gunston Hall’s Executive Director Scott Stroh delivers a lecture on the Virginia Declaration of Rights, George Mason's role in the Constitutional Convention, and the Bill of Rights. Afterwards, experience colonial living on a VIP tour of the house and grounds.

The Workhouse Arts Center – Learn the history of Voting Rights and put yourself in the place of the women who were imprisoned here by President Woodrow Wilson for picketing the White House in July of 1917. The brick workhouse buildings, constructed under President Theodore Roosevelt by the resident prisoners, now house a small museum and art studios.

Bus Trip Pick up Location at Fair Oaks Mall, parking lot 57 is located at

11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA 22033.

The lot is outside the circular road in front of ManTech Corporation near the Macy's closest to Sears

Tours available to groups upon Request

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!


From the Founding Fathers! the Founding of Washington DC! the Civil War! the Suffragists! the CIA! Downton Abbey?!

Join us on a leisurely 90 minutes stroll through time in the Old Town Fairfax Virginia Historic District