The George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria

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The 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. Arrange to visit The George Washington Masonic National Memorial and other attractions in Alexandria using our Alexandria vacation planner.
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  • The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is a very interesting place that is not normally very crowded. One can have a very enlightening experience there learning about the masons and some hist...  more »
  • I was unable to take the tour as I was dragging around a 6 month old and strollers were not allowed. So I missed the museum dedicated to Washington and the one to the Knights Templar. The rest of the ...  more »
  • DO NOT VISIT THIS MEMORIAL. When I entered the building on 1/15/2017 at around 3:00 PM, I was greeted by a very disrespectful woman with short brown hair working at the reception. I politely asked if ...  more »
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  • Nice place, good to come just to get a good view of the city and Dc. See my pic for more info
  • Second time going. They remodeled and took a bunch of stuff away. Also it used to be free now it costs $15
  • Lots of historical artefacts related to Washington and masons. Guided tour to the top with a great view of the capital.
  • Very informative and educational tour enjoyed it a great deal
  • Great history and nice tour but depends on who you get as your guide.