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George Washington Masonic National Memorial

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Address: 101 Callahan Dr, Alexandria, VA 22301-2751
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A very visible tribute to George Washington stands on King Street in...

A very visible tribute to George Washington stands on King Street in Alexandria, Virginia.

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A Hidden Gem in Alexandria

I had previously visited this memorial (pre-tripadviser days) when I lived in the DC area decades ago. So I figured I would take a look for old times sake. Nothing much had... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lee5608
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Woodbury, New Jersey

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Woodbury, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had previously visited this memorial (pre-tripadviser days) when I lived in the DC area decades ago. So I figured I would take a look for old times sake. Nothing much had changed for me, but you will enjoy the museum and the collections. If you are a Free-mason it is certainly a must-see while in the DC area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

GW Masonic monument is nearby King Street Station and Braddock Place. One mile or two so it's good for a run up and back. Once you get up there you are afforded a panoramic view of Alexendria and DC. I find it a nice place to catch your breath.

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Thank dudeman8
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have taken several guests to tour the Memorial, and they are always impressed with its history, architecture, art, and grandeur. But the coolest this is when the upper-level scenic overlook "catwalk" is open--the views are exceptional.

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Thank Debra L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a Mason this one should be on your bucket list. The building is amazing and the grounds are beautiful. The tour cost 15 dollars and it gets you a guided tour of multiple floors and the roof which has great views of DC. The museum has a lot of articles related to masonry and it's impact on... More 

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Lake Dallas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a tour on the trolley that took us past here. It is a beautiful building. We didn't get off and go in.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful tour. Felt a little rushed though. There was a lot to see and we would have wished to spend more time in the different areas but were only allowed 10-15 minutes per area. The viewing deck alone deserved 15-20 minutes! Alas, the beautiful oriental carpet that was made specifically for this national memorial is gone and our... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a little bit pricy to visit it. If you want to go up to see a view you have to take a tour. And it cost you $15. If you can't make it to catch any tour but you want to just see rooms on the ground it is still $15. But the view from the tour is... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The memorial opens at 9a.m. We arrived a few minutes before 9a.m. Plenty of parking and a short walk to the main entrance. There is an entrance closer to the parking lot for those who may have problems with the stairs. It was Easter, there must have been some kind of service earlier because just as we arrived the workers... More 

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Monroe Twp, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Visit Old town of Alexandria and stop by this place. Did not go in because it required ticket to go in. A location to see old town from the hill.

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We learnt loads on our tour, saw some incredible artifacts, and enjoyed brilliant views of Alexandria from the top of the tower. Very knowledgeable and informative guide, and a very interesting place to visit, particularly if (like me) you don't know much about freemasonry.

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