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“Tho Other Washington Monument” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Washington Masonic National Memorial

Washington Masonic National Memorial
101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301
703-683-2007
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Ranked #9 of 39 Attractions in Alexandria
Type: Monuments/ Statues, History Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: A very visible tribute to George Washington stands on King Street in Alexandria, Virginia.
Herndon, Va
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“Tho Other Washington Monument”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Nice monument but overshadowed by all the other great sights in the DC area. It is easy to get to and I have never had any parking problems. For those who did not know that Washington was a Mason, it should have added interest.

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Greenville, SC
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

After driving by this memorial for several years and multiple trips to the area, finally went for a tour and visit. Cost was $8 for the tour including to the observation deck. From this deck you can see all of Alexandria, the Potomac, Downtown DC. The architecture is outstanding. The sheer size of the building is overwhelming. Inside you will find significant exhibits related to both Washington and the Freemasons. Both were interesting and worth spending more time. The tour guide was knowledgable but could have been more excited.

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Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Interesting!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Beautiful building, Inside is amazing. Not hard to find and worth the trip if Mason's and their history interest you.

Visited October 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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13 attraction reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Weird and creepy and fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is like the cult of George Washington. A little creepy (pieces of his hair). A little bit occult (there's a point where you can glimpse a replica of the Arc of the Covenant... for 15 seconds!). A great piece of local history, with early pics of Alexandria. The view from the front of the building, and from the top is amazing. And who can resist the slanting elevators? Really cool - but LOTS of walking / climbing.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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“Architecture was outstanding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Well worth a tour, architecture was outstanding, very nicely done, makes you realize that masons are not a cult as many believe but a moral and upstanding community of people, including many presidents and well-known people.

Visited October 2012
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