George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria

4.4
#2 of 14 in Museums in Alexandria
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. To visit George Washington Masonic National Memorial and other attractions in Alexandria, use our Alexandria trip planner .
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  • Very informative tour for those interested in Freemasonry or George Washington. There is a reasonable charge for entry. The 7th level is for Knight Templars but it is open to the Public.  more »
  • Lots of American history on display. $15 dollar admission gets you a tour as well - tours are very well done - informative but also give you time on your own to explore. Tours give you access to upper...  more »
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  • Really interesting place. Our family joined with a very large group, and the only suggestion I had was that I couldn't understand the tour guide in the rooms with echo, probably just because we couldn't get too close to the guide. The small museum had some interesting artifacts that are unique from those found at Mt Vernon. Our favorite part was the overlook, and was the main point of us going on the tour. It's nice that kids under 12 are free!
  • We actually held an event here. It's a new venture for them, and it shows that they are trying to be very accommodating. The staff there were very nice and helpful. The venue is actually pretty cool too. Acoustics in the theater are good. Good lighting options too. I didn't get a chance to tourist around, so I can't comment there. For a venue, certainly check it out.

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