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George Washington Masonic Memorial

George Washington Masonic Memorial
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Type of Attraction
Buildings & Monuments, City Parks & Gardens, Museums
Neighborhood
West
Interests That Apply
History, Architecture, Art
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Price: $0-$5
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
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George Washington Masonic Memorial

A Most Famous Mason


Family Time Off The Beaten Path

Address: Phone:
101 Callahan Dr
Alexandria, VA, VA 22301
+1 703 683 2007
Fax: +1 703 519 9270

Description

This beautiful building is a tribute to George Washington, America's first president and a notable Mason. Its 333-foot tower is an homage to the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria, and offers one of the most stunning views of the DC skyline anywhere. The building was completed in 1932 after a 10-year construction process, and it is a real gem, inside and out. In addition to the architecture, there are several artifacts of interest related to the life of George Washington, including the clock his doctor stopped at his time of death at 10:20pm on December 14, 1799 and the silver trowel Washington used to lay the cornerstone of the Capitol in 1793. Elsewhere in the building are ornate murals and stained glass scenes that commemorate the legendary American historical figure. Guided tours are offered several times during the day and it's very accessible from Old Town Alexandria.






Times & Dates

Open Hours: (Winter Hours) 10am-4pm, Mon-Sat; 12pm-4pm, Sun; (Summer Hours) 9am-4pm, Mon-Sat; 12pm-4pm, Sun. Call for Tour times.
Visit Time: 30min-2hr
Average Wait Time: 0-15min
Notes: Guided Tower Tours: Mon-Sat, 10am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3pm. Sunday at 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm.
Price: $0-$5

Exposure

Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Nearest Train or Bus: King Street
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Subway Walking
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free
Parking Safety: Safe


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