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George Washington Masonic National Memorial
Ranked #4 of 90 things to do in Alexandria
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Owner description: A very visible tribute to George Washington stands on King Street in Alexandria, Virginia.
Waxahachie, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“passed by only”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We did not visit the memorial, however, it did stick out and so we googled it. Found out that it was the Washington Masonic National Memorial. They were doing construction on the memorial.
It is very pretty and probably seen from all over Alexandria.

Visited July 2014
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Mount Royal, New Jersey
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172 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Nice, but needs more”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

For a grand building, it seemed like there could be more to offer those visiting. We missed the guided tour, but personally, I don't think there would have been much more to offer us save for the panoramic view. We grew quickly tired of corridors full of photos of other Masonic Lodges across the country and a lot of what was available about Washington, was learned at Mt. Vernon, so his Masonic life was just a little more history.

Visited July 2014
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Needs a better guide”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I wanted to complete my trips of all things Mason and decided my last day should be this memorial. If you are visiting, the blue and yellow lines take you within a few blocks. The cost is minimal ($8 gets you the full tour). There is alot of small things but nothing that inspires any real awe. Yes I get that Washington was a mason but seriously this is not enough to base a memorial on. The view of Alexandria from the observation post was very good though. The rub to the whole thing was the guide. He was knowledgable but had the worst delivery and charisma. Ben Stein in Ferris Buller had mountains more personality. This would be enough for me not to be a mason. I am hoping the other guides are better. If you have free time, go see this but don't expect miracles.

Visited July 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A deserved tribute!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Wonderful memorial, so big and fantastic that deserves to be deeply explored. Take the guided tour and give our brothers the pleasure to introduce you to the perfect symmetry of that beauty. The amazing statue of George Washington, at the entrance hall, was a gift: step in and read the plate to find out by whom!

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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350 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“"Worth a visit if in the area!"”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The Washington Masonic National Memorial is located on King Street in Old Town Alexandria.
The memorial sits atop a hillside surrounded by tons of wonderful shops, boutiques, antiques, hotels and restaurants. The free trolley rides up and down King Street and can easily take to to the memorial for a tour.
There is a fee to walk around on your own: $5.00
To take the tour to the top: $8.00 and runs every half-hour.
All in all, well worth a visit and contains a lot of history!

Visited June 2014
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