The George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria

4.4
#2 of 11 in Museums in Alexandria
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. To visit The George Washington Masonic National Memorial and other attractions in Alexandria, use our Alexandria trip planner .
Create an itinerary including The George Washington Masonic National Memorial
map
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
552 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • An awesome to monument to George Washington's Masonic heritage. Very informative tour where you learn about the Masons and the influence of those values on George Washington. GREAT view from the top! ...  more »
  • Our visit was apart of our sight seeing Agenda good day out interesting visit would recommend visit to this site  more »
  • Lots of history here, and for sure, the building is really old and amazing. It sits on top of a hill and you can see all around the city for great views.  more »
Google
  • Interesting location and did not even know that it was a museum also. There is a lot of history in there and artifacts that are quite enlightening. The grand hall is huge and they were working on a mural on one of the walls. There's also great views of Alexandria and across the water. (You can see MGM from here.)
  • Very nice museum. There your was very flexible allowing everyone sufficient time to see everything they wanted. Great views from the top. Well cared for grounds. The staff was excellent.
  • More Interesting Than I Expected! It's a beautiful well kept building, lots of interesting history and rooms to explore. The tour was, informative, casual and just enough time to see what you want. Not boring or to long like some can be. Not for small children, to many places to get into mischief. Lots of stairs on the outside, you can drive up to the top to avoid most of them. Anyone interested in history, mystery and little known facts will enjoy a visit here.
  • One of my favorite tours. Some Washington and early American artifacts you can't see anywhere else. Also interesting to see a different aspect of Washington's life.
  • This building is amazing both from inside and outside as well as the view from this place. The architectural and artistic details are so much detailed and rich that this building can easily compete with any museum in the city. Worth visiting.

Plan your trip to Alexandria

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Alexandria

Old Town boasts a number of high-end hotels that provide easy walking access to some of Alexandria's most popular restaurants, bars, and attractions. However, these are not typically budget-friendly; those looking to save a few dollars should consider a hotel or motel located on Jefferson Davis Highway. Though not technically within the city boundaries, these accommodations are considerably cheaper and often within walking distance of the metro. Alexandria is also home to a number of charming bed and breakfasts, several of which are located inside historical buildings.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Alexandria by other users

5 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Alexandria BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans