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George Mason Memorial

West Potomac Park, Washington DC, DC
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Ranked #147 of 253 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Asheboro, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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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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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Not maintained at all. A swarm of bees attacked me. I sat on the bench, and a branch fell on my head. That place is a death trap! The National Park Service should be doing much better to take care of that place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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68 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Compared to the memorials of Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson, the memorial of George Mason is very modest. However, as the author of the first Bill of Rights, Mason is an important figure. He lounges about on a seat, his prominent calf thrust out (apparently a sign of masculinity and virility in that time), gazing upon the pond in front of... More

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Poplar Grove, IL
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21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We went on a late July evening. The water was green, weeds kind of tall, area is in need of maintenance and care. A lot of bugs, and extremely noisy due to its location next to the freeway. Don't go out of your way. George Mason has a smile on his face, though!

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This memorial is not far from the well-known ones around the Tidal Basin, but you're unlikely to see it unless you are looking for it or stumble upon it by accident. There's not much here. A single informational sign explains who George Mason was. The memorial itself is a bronze statue of Mason sitting on a bench in a landscaped... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is a nice memorial that is not too far from the other popular memorials. It was well-landscaped and clean. George Mason is important to our history-worth stopping by.

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Dallas, Texas
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

a great site....the memorials and monuments downtown are always great, easy, quick stops that are well worth it...great photo ops too!! :)

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