Sitting on a hill above Alexandria, in the imagined style of the ancient Pharos of Alexandria, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial is in striking contrast to the general’s more famous tower across the river in DC. Masonic memorabilia related to US presidents who were also Freemasons includes a reconstruction of the lodge hall Washington attended. The view from the top of the monument (only accessible as part of a guided tour) is impressive.
|Venue name:||George Washington Masonic National Memorial|
101 Callahan Drive
|Cross street:||between King & Duke Streets|
|Opening hours:||Oct–Mar 10am–4pm Mon–Sat; noon–4pm Sun. Apr–Sept 9am–4pm daily. Guided tours 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm|
|Transport:||King Street Metro|
|Price:||Admission 1st & 2nd floor free; tower exhibits & observation deck $8|