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Address: West Potomac Park, Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202/426-6841
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This memorial is a life sized bronze cast added to an already existing pool/fountain. It's tucked in a corner away from most of the other memorials. We happened upon it walking... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marysville, Ohio

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Marysville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This memorial is a life sized bronze cast added to an already existing pool/fountain. It's tucked in a corner away from most of the other memorials. We happened upon it walking from the Jefferson Memorial to the Roosevelt Memorial. But it's not directly on the way. Unfortunately, this memorial is as unknown as he currently is. But, he was very... More 

Thank JeffMarysville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

No one here as it is away from everything but the flowers were beautiful and this was a nice little setup. If you need a quiet place to go for awhile, this is it. Enjoy.

Thank GaryWT
Sorrento, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We found this intriguing memorial on our walk to the Jefferson Memorial. The Memorial is a beautiful park surrounded by flowers and trees. There is a fountain in the middle of the memorial and a statue of George Mason sitting on a bench. The George Mason Memorial is a national memorial to George Mason. It is near the Potomac River... More 

Thank Reed M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It stands pretty close to Jefferson memorial. George Mason was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philly. I like him because he was anti-slavery. A man ahead of his time.

Thank HelenaGuerra
Maple Shade, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Awesome memorial in a beautiful park that is lined with flowers and trees. There is a nice fountain in front of it. Mason is sitting on a big "bench" so to speak and you can sit right by him. It is so huge and amazing. A must see when you're by Jefferson Memorial in Potomac Park.

Thank Kyle F
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

So this may not be a top destination on a city tour, but I'd highly recommend it. I learned about a man that both Jefferson and Washington looked up to and whose ideas informed the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. I found the charge he gave to his son very challenging: would I risk everything I have... More 

Thank bobbyfrass
Euless, Texas, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This small memorial is just across the street from all the other memorials. It's on the cherry tree trail. It's a lovely memorial which doesn't get enough honor. We happened across the George Mason Memorial while on a volksmarch. Although I'd visited the area before with tour guides no one had pointed this lovely memorial out to us. It features... More 

Thank Laura G
Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

When George Washington calls George Mason 'the wisest man of our generation' I take notice. When Thomas Jefferson calls George Mason a mentor. I wonder why I have not noticed this superhero of the creation of the United States before. I admit my history may not be at a scholarly level, however this man is really important. His contributions helped... More 

Thank CharleySays
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a small memorial located just a short walk from the much larger and more impressive Thomas Jefferson memorial. There's a small statue of George Mason and you can get some nice pics next to it. The rest of the memorial is really nothing particularly special.

Thank KGB777
Schwenksville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

First, this is very close to the Jefferson Memorial. However, it's tucked away. I came by during the middle of the day, and I was the only one there! I got some pictures, but I felt bad it was so poorly kept.

Thank CJLiedike

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