The George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria
(4.3/5 based on 460+ 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
  • Enjoyed this place and its history. Definitely recommend taking an afternoon to take the tour and explore! 
  • This was worth the visit. Especially if you are a Mason. The site is filled with some great Masonic gems. The view is amazing from the top. 
  • Very interesting visit. Was the only monument in DC we visited where we were not overrun with tourists. 
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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.