Mason Family Events

Mason Family Events


Family Weekend registration closed on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (EDT).

Thank you for registering to be part of this memorable weekend! Be sure to review the schedule of events and other important Family Weekend details. There is an overall Family Weekend Registration Fee, and additional events requiring fees and/or advance registration are selected on the online registration form. Families can create their own schedule and choose which events, sessions, and activities they would like to attend based on availability, interest, and budget. Note: The overall Family Weekend Registration Fee is required to attend any part of Family Weekend and each individual family member must be registered.

Due to the popularity of Family Weekend and limited space availability, Mason on Location area tours will sell out and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets are confirmed immediately upon completing the online registration form. Cancellations and refunds were honored until Monday, October 4 at 10 a.m. EDT (see policy below).


Participant Type


What’s Included?

Adult (Age 13+) $35/Adult  
  • All on-campus Family Weekend activities
  • Family Weekend shirts for your family (adult sizes only)
  • Family Weekend mug (one per family)
  • Cost of Family Weekend registration services, materials, facility rentals, staffing, and food and beverages at select events

(excludes: Mason on Location Area Tours)  

Child (Age 5-12)   $12/Child
Child (Age 4 and Under)   FREE  
Mason Student FREE 

*Mason Faculty/Staff tickets are the same prices as above and can be purchased through the Mason Family Connection. Visit, scroll to the bottom of the page, click “Are you faculty? Log in here” and sign in with your Mason credentials.


Area Tour

Cost Per Ticket


Historic Fairfax Saturday, Oct. 16
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT Learn about Historic Fairfax from a historical tour guide while visiting the Historic Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax Museum, and Historic Blenheim Estate, plus historical discussions including the founding of George Mason University, Bill of Rights, Civil War, Civil Rights, Suffragists, and the CIA.
Gunston Hall Saturday, Oct. 16
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
SOLD OUT Join a guided tour of George Mason’s historic home, Gunston Hall, located in Lorton, VA! Learn more about George Mason’s life and legacy, and explore the kitchen yard, schoolhouse, burying ground, and trails around the 550 acres of property.
D.C. Segway Tour
Sunday, Oct. 17
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
SOLD OUT Take a Segway Tour of Washington, D.C., and cover an entire day’s worth of sightseeing in under 3 hours. You’ll glide through the U.S. capital on a simple to use and fun to ride Segway, exploring historical sites including the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and more!
Great Falls
Sunday, Oct. 17
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
SOLD OUT Enjoy a nature hike through Great Falls, VA, led by Mason Outdoor Adventures! Experience the beautiful, roaring Potomac River, changing leaves, and fresh air. (Skill level does not matter.)


All Family Weekend cancellation requests, for a Mason on Location Area Tour(s) or for the entire weekend, must have been submitted by 10 a.m. Eastern Time (EDT) on Monday, October 4. Eligible refunds were posted to the credit card used for the original payment less the following cancellation fees:

  • Historic Fairfax, Gunston Hall, and Great Falls Mason on Location Area Tours: $5 cancellation fee (Should a Mason on Location Area Tour(s) be canceled, New Student and Family Programs will refund the tour ticket fee(s) in full.)
  • D.C. Segway Tour: $15 cancellation fee (Should a Mason on Location Area Tour(s) be canceled, New Student and Family Programs will refund the tour ticket fee(s) in full.)
  • Overall Family Weekend Registration: $25 cancellation fee (The $25 cancellation fee for the overall Family Weekend Registration will supersede and nullify any individual Mason on Location Area Tour cancellation fee.)

We are unable to refund payments after 10 a.m. EDT on Monday, October 4.

George Mason University reserves the right to modify, limit, and cancel any Family Weekend event, in whole or in part, in case of an insufficient number of participants, unanticipated administrative needs, force majeure or other unforeseeable events, including a potential or significant threat or risk to the public health or safety of GMU personnel, students, or the public. New Student and Family Programs shall immediately inform participants of such changes.

GMU shall not be responsible for costs, expenses, or other consequential damages incurred by Family Weekend registrants resulting from any such cancellation, delay, or change in location, programming, or performance. This applies to compensation claims for any non-refundable travel, accommodation costs, or other expenses incurred as a result of registration for, attendance at, non-attendance at, or cancellation of any Family Weekend event.