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“Death trap!”

George Mason Memorial
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Not maintained at all. A swarm of bees attacked me. I sat on the bench, and a branch fell on my head. That place is a death trap! The National Park Service should be doing much better to take care of that place.

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Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

Compared to the memorials of Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson, the memorial of George Mason is very modest. However, as the author of the first Bill of Rights, Mason is an important figure. He lounges about on a seat, his prominent calf thrust out (apparently a sign of masculinity and virility in that time), gazing upon the pond in front of him.

Thank Sara H
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

We went on a late July evening. The water was green, weeds kind of tall, area is in need of maintenance and care. A lot of bugs, and extremely noisy due to its location next to the freeway. Don't go out of your way. George Mason has a smile on his face, though!

Thank adamtravels_1969
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This memorial is not far from the well-known ones around the Tidal Basin, but you're unlikely to see it unless you are looking for it or stumble upon it by accident.

There's not much here. A single informational sign explains who George Mason was. The memorial itself is a bronze statue of Mason sitting on a bench in a landscaped garden surrounding a small fountain (which was not on when I was there, resulting in the fountain becoming an algae-covered pond). There are some other benches covered with a canopy next to the Mason statue.

This is a nice, quiet spot away from the bustle and throngs visiting the nearby monuments and memorials; a good spot to stop to rest and relax, but not much to see or do here.

Thank Brendan S
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

This is a nice memorial that is not too far from the other popular memorials. It was well-landscaped and clean. George Mason is important to our history-worth stopping by.

Thank outdoor_enthusiasm
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