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George Mason Memorial

Address: West Potomac Park, Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202/426-6841
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Ranked #140 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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254 reviews 254 reviews
181 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

George Mason was quite a guy, according to Thomas Jefferson. I learned a little something about George Mason at this simple, but pretty memorial, right next to the Jefferson Memorial. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by, it appears few tourists do. But plenty of joggers in the area enjoying the solitude of the monument and surrounding park.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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117 reviews 117 reviews
84 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

They have a very informative sign in front of the Memorial that talks about him and why he is important. Nice little fountain there as well. Very quiet.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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221 reviews 221 reviews
182 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I was walking around in the park and noticed this lonely guy resting on a park bench. I had no idea who he was but figured he must be important since there's a memorial about him. Could be some more information about him.

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Morristown, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It is near the Jefferson Memorial. It is much smaller but still very nice. There are signs to guide you there. He was very important to our country and adults and kids alike would benefit from knowing more about him.

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Rochester, New York
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467 helpful votes 467 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The George Mason Memorial is so unknown and unadvertised that 90% of all tourists (even those visiting the Tidal Basin memorials) would never see it if not for the small signpost by the road. Mason was a great man, and a Founding Father of our country, being so involved with the Bill of Rights and his influence with the individual... More 

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Long Beach, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

This was the first memorial that we saw. I will be honest, I did not remember this man. However after reading his work and what he did, it was actually pretty nice and amazing. I won't divulge the awesome fact of who he mentored, but it is a must to go. This was a great memorial to set the stage... More 

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

With tour buses dropping off and picking up tourists at the Jefferson, FDR, and MLK memorials, my wife and I opted for a quiet visit to the George Mason Memorial. Amazingly, this is just a few dozen meters from the crowds, but no one was here. The gardens were browning, but the grass and pond were clean and maintained well.... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

George Mason was a very important figure in the early history of the U.S. This memorial is very simple. Just a great statue of the man at rest, with his books nearby. It's outdoors. No fee. Never closes. Stop by and enjoy the outstanding statue and the restful atmosphere, and read a little about what George Mason did for us... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you are looking for a nice quiet place among the memorials, this one is perfect. A tribute to George Mason, one of the founding fathers, it is a great place to reflect on the sacrafice of these men's lives for God and Country.

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Toronto, Canada
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270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We'd never heard of this guy (we're not American) and were just passing by, going back to the parking lot from the Jefferson and FDR memorials. Pretty, but not much to see. Sitting beside him, looking very comfortable on a bench, is a nice photo op. And we learned a bit of important American history.

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