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George Mason Memorial

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Address: West Potomac Park, Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202/426-6841
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Knew the name, learned his history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
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Bangkok
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293 reviews 293 reviews
213 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 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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101 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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186 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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506 helpful votes 506 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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276 helpful votes 276 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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