The George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria

(4.3/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • I love this place because it has a lot of history and there are many things to see and learn when you visit this historical place.  more »
  • We live in Alexandria and have been thinking about having a tour of the Masonic Temple fir a while. When we finally did it we enjoyed it so much. There are a lot of interesting artifacts there, the vi...  more »
  • One of the best sites to visit in the area. Very knowledgeable guides take you through the history of the Masons. I am not a Mason but it gave me an appreciation of their history and the purpose of th...  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.