African-Americans played an important role in the history of Fairfax County. We invite you to visit Gunston Hall the home of George Mason, Historic Woodlawn, Gum Springs and Sully Historic Site to experience in-depth interpretations on the lives of African-Americans who became a part of Fairfax County’s storied heritage. Another stop on your journey, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens, now features the brand new Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center that includes 25 outstanding new theatres and galleries. The Donald W. Reynolds Education Center pays particular attention to the African-American struggle with its "The Dilemma of Slavery Gallery.” The gallery provides insight about George Washington's views on slavery and reveals his increasing awareness that slavery was incompatible with the ideals of the republic.
Last Updated: 6/3/2011 4:54 PM