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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  • Great tour. Displays were excellent and guide was informative. View from the top was amazing. If you like history you will enjoy the museum.  more »
  • The $15 tour took us to 5 floors plus the observation deck. The place is a museum of Masonic stuff and George Washinegton's role as a Mason. Interesting exhibits and a magnificent building. The gps do...  more »
  • Great experience during our visit. The staff was friendly and patient with our very active children. A must see when visiting the area.  more »
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  • Provides interesting insights into our founding fathers, and the role Masonry played in their lives. Interesting for non-Masons, and I would expect doubly so for Masons. Our guide was very knowledgeable and took the time to give thoughtful answers to our questions
  • Great views. Excellent tour. Very historic site. If you are into history you have to see this place.
  • Attended a concert in one of the halls. Beautiful building, with great architectural details everywhere you look. Buildings just aren't made this way anymore.
  • You just can't miss the opportunity to see this buildings architecture, art, and learn more intimate facts and trivia about the men and women who built this place and what it represents. This is what America is all about. Tours, bathrooms and a gift shop are available. Allowed to linger on most floors but can also go wandering about after or before tour, do so. Many artifacts that are stunning. Must see. The ninth floor offers an observation deck that has breathtaking views of DC, Old Town Alexandria, Potomac River, Rosslyn and....
  • A great place to visit with a lot of George Washington artifacts. Pay for the tour so you can go to the observation deck and see old Town.