The George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria

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4.3/5 based on 440+ 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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  • The Washington Shrine which is built in the shape of an Egyptian light house dominates the sky line of Alexandria. The views from the observation deck are spectacular. Take your time and drink in the ...  read more »
  • As a native Alexandrian I have both toured the Masonic Temple in all the public areas as well attended a Salvation Army Christmas concert there (no photos of that here); however, since it is right acr...  read more »
  • This memorial is dedicated to George Washington, Master Mason and the history of other masonic related bodies. The views from the top are breath taking. On a sunny day you can get a great view of down...  read more »
  • I learned lots. A beautiful place off the beaten path. Great place to visit. $15 cost for a tour.
  • Such a fantastic historical site, community partner and lovely and helpful people. I cannot recommend visiting enough! We enjoyed Alexandiria's First Night Celebration here with many different and entertaining programs! We had three generations in our party and they accomodated our handicap needs with grace and smiles! Thank you!
  • 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.
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