Northern Virginia Sights

George Washington Masonic Memorial

  • 101 Callahan Dr. Map It
  • Old Town
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 10/31/2014

Fodor's Review

Because Alexandria, like Washington, D.C., has no really tall buildings, the spire of this memorial dominates the surroundings and is visible for miles. The building overlooks King and Duke streets, Alexandria's major east–west arteries. Reaching the memorial requires a respectable uphill climb from the King St. Metrorail and bus stations. From the ninth-floor observation deck (reached by elevator) you get a spectacular view of Alexandria and Washington, but access above the first two floors is by guided tour only. The building contains furnishings from the first Masonic lodge in Alexandria. George Washington became a Mason in 1752 in Fredericksburg, and became Charter Master of the Alexandria lodge when it was chartered in 1788, remaining active in Masonic affairs during his tenure as president, 1789–97. Parking at the Memorial is free and plentiful.

Sight Information

Address:

101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States

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Phone:

703-683–2007

Sight Details:

  • $5; $8 guided tour (includes observation deck)
  • Daily, Apr.–Sept. 9–4; Oct.–Mar., 10–4. 1-hr guided tour daily at 10, 11:30, 1:30, and 3

Published 10/31/2014

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