"George Washingon Masonic National Memorial" Alexandria Things to Do Tip by Tom_Fields

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  The Washington Masonic National Memorial
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  • The Washington Masonic National Memorial - Alexandria
      The Washington Masonic National Memorial
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  • The Memorial Hall - Alexandria
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  • Inside the shrine - Alexandria
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      The view of Alexandria, from the top
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George Washington was a member of the Freemasons. They built this memorial in his honor, dedicating it in 1932. Its 333-foot tower is the most prominent local landmark. It remains a regular meeting place for the Masons.

Inside, guided tours take visitors through some of the rooms, including the Memorial Hall, the Shrine, the Chapel, and more. The Memorial also has a concert hall, a small museum of George Washington's life, many historic photos and displays, plus many more attractions. And of course, the view from the top is tremendous. Allow at least two hours.

Address: 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301
Directions: From I-95, take Route 241 north. Go right on Duke St (236), and follow it to Callahan. The memorial is on the left.
Phone: 703-683-2007
Website: http://www.gwmemorial.org/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 19, 2006
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