George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria

4.4
#2 of 14 in Museums in Alexandria
George Washington Masonic National Memorial offers guided tours that provide an opportunity to learn about the history of the Freemasons and about George Washington, to whom the memorial is dedicated. Tours visit all seven floors of the building, and self-guided tours can be taken on the first two floors. You can't ignore the grand exterior of the building, which is fashioned after the lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the wonders of the ancient world. View the 5 m (17 ft) tall statue of Washington, dressed in his Masonic regalia. You can tour the building's rooms, which are a museum dedicated to Masonic history containing artifacts belonging to Freemasons of note throughout U.S. history, including a field trunk belonging to Washington himself, and the clock of death. To visit George Washington Masonic National Memorial and other attractions in Alexandria, use our Alexandria trip planner .
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  • We are staying in DC and made a special effort to travel to the memorial and I’m pleased we did. This is a great memorial to George Washington and Freemasonry. The construction story is fascinating as...  more »
  • This memorial is a great place to any person that is a mason or interested in Masonic history. It has a wealth of information, and a amazing view at the top. The gift shop had a lot of great items.  more »
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  • Loved loved loved. We took our Kindergarten-4th graders there and it was wonderful. The staff gave a great tour, asked appropriate aged questions and the 360 degree view was out of this world! But please be very quiet. The staff was nice. Elevator and the students were able to roll down the hill😂😂
  • My time was limited and so I walked to the Memorial early one Saturday morning and arrived long before it opened. I walked to the top of the steps and got a great view of Alexandria. I enjoy everything about George Washington and loved his quote inscribed on one of the monuments:“Let prejudice and local interest yield to reason. Let us look to our national character and to things beyond the present period.” Our first president was a smart man, indeed. I will return to investigate more.
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