George Mason Statue
The bronze statue of George Mason was created by Wendy M. Ross and dedicated on April 12, 1996. The 7½ foot statue shows George Mason presenting his first draft of the Virginia Declaration of Rights which was later the basis for the U.S. constitution’s Bill of Rights. Beside Mr. Mason is a model of a writing table that is still in the study of Gunston Hall, Mason’s Virginia estate. The books on the table – volumes of Hume, Locke and Rousseau – represent influences in his thought.