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George Mason Memorial

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Address: West Potomac Park, Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202/426-6841
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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Neglected amongst the big monuments

Neglected amongst the big monuments, but very good in its own small way. Close to the rear of the Jefferson monument, it is unassuming and largely unvisited, so worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mel B
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neglected amongst the big monuments, but very good in its own small way. Close to the rear of the Jefferson monument, it is unassuming and largely unvisited, so worth a visit.

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I take a group of international students (teens) to the National Mall each year on a field trip. This is a fabulous memorial for selfies! Students love it. Highly recommended. Plus some nice shady areas to sit and have a snack.

Thank TroisChatsLies
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The only reason I did this memorial was it because it was on the Tidal Basin route and after seeing it, I can safely say I do not think I would have made the effort otherwise.

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Trenton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The trip was enjoyable, but the kids got bored. I enjoyed seeing the old things at the Mason home and the tour guides seemed to be plenty knowledgeable about the house and Mason's life.

Thank atticuslodius
Reisterstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I have been to DC many times and never even knew this memorial existed!! Got to see it a few weeks ago and it became one of my favorites. Located on the Jefferson Memorial side of the Tidal Basin. Some volunteers were working on the plantings when we stopped by, but we went through anyway and I learned a lot... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The man who helped write the Bill of Rights, but refused to sign it because it didn't outlaw slavery (AND he was from Virginia!). Beautiful gardens and fountain lead a path to the seated Mason. Take a picture while sitting on his lap. Tucked away behind Jefferson, a great place to rest, and contemplate about what sacrifices you would make... More 

Thank craig s
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The George Mason Memorial is located on the southeast side of the Ohio Dr. bridge on the south side of the Tidal Basin. It is a a much smaller monument to those of Jefferson and Franklin D. Roosevelt nearby. George Mason was one of notable American founding fathers. His memorial, which was dedicated in 2002, is of a seated figure,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This memorial is one of the hidden gems of the area of monuments and memorials that Washington, DC has to offer. Located between the Tidal Basin and the Potomac River, across the street from the Jefferson Memorial and next to a trail that will take you (beware riders not to miss it, as you ride your bike on Ohio Dr.)... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the smartest men in revolutionary times. Mentor to Thomas Jefferson he wrote the Bill of Rights for Virginia that Jefferson used as a blue print for the Bill of Rights in the US Constitution. His stance against slavery kept him from signing the Declaration of Independence. A great man that history may have forgotten. The small park... More 

Thank McWett
Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Although the George Mason Memorial is only a short walk south west from the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, it seems to be easily and often overlooked as its nearly always empty and free of any crowd. The memorial itself is the size of a small plaza with George Mason sitting tranquilly overlooking a nice circular reflecting pool. Its a proper tribute... More 

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