We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: West Potomac Park, Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202/426-6841
Improve this listing
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
and up
Best Viator Exclusive: Cherry Blossom Bike Tour in Washington DC
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 48 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
  • 19
    Very good
  • 17
  • 2
  • 1
Looked nice

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015

Similar Things to Do in Washington DC

Add Photo Write a Review

48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
213 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
2,338 reviews
1,270 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,177 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
561 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 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
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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
Level Contributor
502 reviews
199 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
1,932 reviews
1,193 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,147 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Birmingham, Alabama
Level Contributor
122 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This memorial is only 13 years old and is so unkempt!! Weeds are the only thing in the flower beds. No flowers have been planted. The grass on the lawn is nonexistent. Again, only weeds. The only flowers are dandelions. The inscriptions need too be power washed. Just so sad to see this. Total bummer.

Thank Bill E

Travelers who viewed George Mason Memorial also viewed


Been to George Mason Memorial? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from George Mason Memorial staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?