[George] Mason’s obvious legacy is in his contribution to America’s founding documents: the Declaration of Independence through the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Constitution through his role at the Philadelphia Convention, and the Bill of Rights through his dogged opposition to a Constitution without one. Mason may have taken a circumscribed view of the rights he advocated — limiting the right of representation to white men or restricting freedom of the press to a ban on prior restraint — but he put words on paper that could be given more expansive meanings by later generations.
|Fort Morris State Historic Site||Midway||Earthwork fortification; building started in 1776 and it fell to the British in 1779.|
|Midway Church and Museum||Midway||Midway Church was burned during the war and rebuilt in 1792; the museum focuses on 18th and early 19th century life.|
|Savannah History Museum||Savannah||The 20,000 square foot museum stands on the site of the Battle of Savannah (1778).|
George Mason: Forgotten Founder (2006)