Gunston Hall is the 1750s home of Ann and George Mason. More than one hundred others--enslaved people, tenant farmers, indentured servants, and wage workers--also lived there. Today, Gunston Hall is a historic site and museum dedicated to stimulating the exploration and understanding of the principles expressed by George Mason in one of America's first rights documents: the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights.
Thomas Halbert leased 200 acres of the Gunston Hall property. He was one of Mason's first tenants. His lease stated that he was responsible for planting and maintaining 1000 fruit trees.