George Washington Masonic National Memorial

George Washington Masonic National Memorial "To inspire humanity through education to emulate and promote the virtues, character and vision of George Washington, the Man, the Mason and Father of our Country."

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial was built in the 1920s by the more than two million American Freemasons who wished to "express in durability and beauty the undying esteem of the Freemasons of the United States for him in whose memory it shall stand throughout the coming years." The Memorial is a 501(c)(3) educational foundation and all gifts are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2019, for Independence Day. Have a safe...
07/03/2019

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2019, for Independence Day. Have a safe and joyous celebration!

We reopen 9 a.m., Friday, July 5.

Thank you to the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia for visiting the Memorial today for a Universal Brotherhood mee...
06/08/2019

Thank you to the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia for visiting the Memorial today for a Universal Brotherhood meeting.

Support the George Washington Masonic National Memorial's ongoing restoration work by becoming a monthly donor to the La...
06/02/2019

Support the George Washington Masonic National Memorial's ongoing restoration work by becoming a monthly donor to the Landmark Century Campaign. Your recurring gift of $25 or more will make it possible to prepare the Memorial for its next century of service. Learn more at https://gwmemorial.org/products/friends-pledge

The Alexandria National Cemetery with the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in the distance. Memorial Day, 201...
05/27/2019

The Alexandria National Cemetery with the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in the distance. Memorial Day, 2019.

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is closed today in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen at 9 a.m.,...
05/27/2019

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is closed today in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen at 9 a.m., Tuesday, May 28.

Our stonemason crew is currently working on the exterior of the fourth floor, sealing cracks and repointing the Memorial...
04/25/2019

Our stonemason crew is currently working on the exterior of the fourth floor, sealing cracks and repointing the Memorial from top to bottom. This work is supported by the Landmark Century Campaign, an initiative to raise funds to restore and beautify the Memorial. If you would like to make a monthly gift to participate in this vital effort, please use the link below!

https://gwmemorial.org/products/friends-pledge

Happening now in the Memorial's theater: the keynote lecture of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Annual Meet...
04/12/2019

Happening now in the Memorial's theater: the keynote lecture of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Annual Meeting 2019. Dominique Valbelle, professor emerita of the Sorbonne, is sharing the results of her recent archaeological and epigraphic project in Sudan.

Learn about the Freemasonry in the state of Washington, our Grand Lodge of the Month for April 2019.https://gwmemorial.o...
04/01/2019
Grand Lodge of Washington

Learn about the Freemasonry in the state of Washington, our Grand Lodge of the Month for April 2019.

https://gwmemorial.org/blogs/gl-of-the-month/grand-lodge-of-washington

Grand Lodge of the Month for April 2019 Most Worshipful James H. Kendall, Grand Master Freemasonry was established in Washington Territory through the Grand Lodge of Oregon. Until 1853, Washington was part of the Oregon territory. The first four lodges chartered were Olympia (1853), Steilacoom (1854...

It is a spectacular afternoon at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, with our beautiful cherry trees at pea...
03/31/2019

It is a spectacular afternoon at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, with our beautiful cherry trees at peak bloom.

It's cherry blossom season in the DC area, and our cherry trees at the Memorial are looking grand! Stop by the Memorial ...
03/31/2019

It's cherry blossom season in the DC area, and our cherry trees at the Memorial are looking grand! Stop by the Memorial to explore the grounds and enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms, pear blossoms, and magnolias. And, while on site, stay for a tour of the building and learn the fascinating history of George Washington and Freemasonry. Open 9 to 5 daily.

In observance of Earth Hour, the Memorial’s tower is darkened for one hour this evening.
03/31/2019

In observance of Earth Hour, the Memorial’s tower is darkened for one hour this evening.

Read the latest issue of LIGHT of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, featuring updates from our President ...
03/24/2019

Read the latest issue of LIGHT of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, featuring updates from our President and Executive Director, recent events, historical information, and news about our Landmark Century Campaign. A special thanks to our contributors for making this work possible!

https://gwmemorial.org/pages/light

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial is lit in green this weekend.
03/17/2019

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial is lit in green this weekend.

The sun sets dramatically this evening at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial!
03/10/2019

The sun sets dramatically this evening at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial!

Happening now at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial: The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia presents "...
03/10/2019

Happening now at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial: The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia presents "The Beatles and Beethoven."

The prayer of Memorial Association President J.F. "Jeff" Webb at the wreath-laying ceremony at Mount Vernon one week ago...
03/01/2019

The prayer of Memorial Association President J.F. "Jeff" Webb at the wreath-laying ceremony at Mount Vernon one week ago: "Supreme Architect Of The Universe, We thank You for this opportunity to honor the memory of President, General, and Brother, George Washington, the Man, the Mason, and the Father of our Country. And Lord, we thank You for Your divine intervention in the life of Bro. Washington and in the formation of this great country of ours. We pray that You would endue us with a sufficiency of Thy divine wisdom that we may strive to replicate the character and integrity of our beloved Brother, George Washington. So Mote It Be!"

Happening now: the George Washington Birthday Celebration Gala!
03/01/2019

Happening now: the George Washington Birthday Celebration Gala!

Happening now: the annual George Washington Symposium!
02/23/2019

Happening now: the annual George Washington Symposium!

Happening now: the unveiling of the bust of Tommaso Crudeli (1702–1745), a Florentine poet and freethinker who was imp...
02/23/2019

Happening now: the unveiling of the bust of Tommaso Crudeli (1702–1745), a Florentine poet and freethinker who was imprisoned by the Inquisition for being a Freemason.

The Memorial is closed for tours today, Saturday, February 23, for a private event celebrating Washington's Birthday. Ho...
02/23/2019

The Memorial is closed for tours today, Saturday, February 23, for a private event celebrating Washington's Birthday. However, we have two public events which are free of charge. At 12:30 p.m., there will be an unveiling ceremony for a new item in the Memorial's collections: a bust of Tommaso Crudeli (1702–1745), a Florentine poet and freethinker who was imprisoned by the Inquisition for being a Freemason. And from 1 to 4 p.m., the George Washington Symposium will take place in the Memorial's Theater. No pre-registration is required to attend these events.

For more information about the Symposium and the featured speakers, see https://gwmemorial.org/blogs/news/2019-symposium

As part of our celebration of Washington’s Birthday, please join us at the Memorial for the George Washington Symposiu...
02/23/2019
2019 Symposium

As part of our celebration of Washington’s Birthday, please join us at the Memorial for the George Washington Symposium, to be held today from 1 to 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public! Details at the link below.

(Note: Due to a large private event, there are no tours of the Memorial today. This does not affect the Symposium.)

https://gwmemorial.org/blogs/news/2019-symposium

George Washington - Symbol for the Age Occurring February 23, 2019, the symposium is open to the public with free admission. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the theater. No registration required. George Washington, the Founders, and Republican Virtue Tony Williams, Senior Teaching Fellow, Bill of Rights I...

Due to prevailing weather conditions in the region, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial is closed today, Wed...
02/20/2019

Due to prevailing weather conditions in the region, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial is closed today, Wednesday, February 20.

Due to prevailing weather conditions in the region, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial is closed today, Mon...
01/14/2019

Due to prevailing weather conditions in the region, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial is closed today, Monday, January 14.

Due to prevailing weather conditions in the region, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial is closed today, Sun...
01/13/2019

Due to prevailing weather conditions in the region, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial is closed today, Sunday, January 13.

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is closed Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25, and Wednesday, Dece...
12/24/2018

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is closed Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25, and Wednesday, December 26, 2018, in observance of Christmas.

On #GivingTuesday, please consider making a pledge to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial's Landmark Century...
11/27/2018

On #GivingTuesday, please consider making a pledge to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial's Landmark Century Campaign! Your generous contribution will be applied to the restorations and improvements being carried out daily at the Memorial. Best of all, you can give at your own pace. Simply select an amount and frequency at the following link: https://gwmemorial.org/products/friends-pledge

The Memorial is closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 9 a.m., Saturday...
11/22/2018

The Memorial is closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen at 9 a.m., Saturday, November 24.

Due to inclement weather, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial will open at noon, Thursday, November 15, 2018...
11/15/2018

Due to inclement weather, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial will open at noon, Thursday, November 15, 2018.

This evening marks the 266th anniversary of the initiation of George Washington into Craft Freemasonry. His journey as a...
11/04/2018

This evening marks the 266th anniversary of the initiation of George Washington into Craft Freemasonry. His journey as an Entered Apprentice began November 4, 1752, at the lodge in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He was twenty years old, and would remain part of the Fraternity the rest of his life.

On Nov. 1, the famous portrait of George Washington as Master of His Lodge, painted by Hattie Burdette, was reinstalled ...
11/02/2018

On Nov. 1, the famous portrait of George Washington as Master of His Lodge, painted by Hattie Burdette, was reinstalled at the Memorial. The painting was commissioned by the George Washington Bicentennial Commission (1932). This work was recently restored, and is presently on display near the Memorial's South Lodge Room for all to enjoy.

It was the Memorial’s pleasure to host a dinner for Honor Flight New England this evening right after the museum close...
10/21/2018

It was the Memorial’s pleasure to host a dinner for Honor Flight New England this evening right after the museum closed. Thank you for your service, and for visiting the George Washington Masonic National Memorial!

Thank you to George Washington Masonic Museum for having us for a wonderful dinner

Today in the Memorial’s Theater, the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra performed the overture to Brother Mozart’s Masonic op...
10/07/2018

Today in the Memorial’s Theater, the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra performed the overture to Brother Mozart’s Masonic opera, The Magic Flute. It was a splendid rendition!

Congratulations to Stephanie Breed and E. Grant Haver on their beautiful wedding tonight at the George Washington Masoni...
10/07/2018

Congratulations to Stephanie Breed and E. Grant Haver on their beautiful wedding tonight at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. They met as tour guides at the Memorial three years ago and we wish them a long and happy life together!

Read the latest issue of LIGHT of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, our 16-page newsletter, featuring upd...
10/05/2018
Latest Issue of LIGHT

Read the latest issue of LIGHT of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, our 16-page newsletter, featuring updates from our President and Executive Director, recent events, exhibit and collections information, and news about our Landmark Century Campaign.

https://gwmemorial.org/blogs/news/latest-issue-of-light-1

Read the latest issue of LIGHT of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, featuring updates from our President and Executive Director, recent events, historical information, and news about our Landmark Century Campaign.

Today is the anniversary of George Washington laying the cornerstone of the United States Capitol building on September ...
09/18/2018

Today is the anniversary of George Washington laying the cornerstone of the United States Capitol building on September 18, 1793. It was a singularly important Masonic event in the history of our nation. This was done using the traditional Masonic ceremony, in which corn, wine, and oil—symbols of divine blessing from the book of Psalms—are poured upon the stone to dedicate the building to positive purposes.

Learn about the Grand Lodge of Colorado, our September Grand Lodge of the Month.https://gwmemorial.org/blogs/gl-of-the-m...
09/04/2018
Grand Lodge of Colorado

Learn about the Grand Lodge of Colorado, our September Grand Lodge of the Month.

https://gwmemorial.org/blogs/gl-of-the-month/grand-lodge-of-colorado

Grand Lodge of the Month for September 2018 Most Worshipful Brother Phillip E. Moss, Grand Master A Brief History In the 1850s, pioneers were prospecting for gold in the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Among them were seven Freemasons: Dr. Levi Russell, Henry Allen, W.M. Slaughter, Oscar L...

Celebrate Labor Day weekend by visiting the George Washington Masonic National Memorial! Open 9 to 5, Saturday and Sunda...
09/01/2018

Celebrate Labor Day weekend by visiting the George Washington Masonic National Memorial! Open 9 to 5, Saturday and Sunday. Admission $15. Closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.

It’s cherry blossom time at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial! Visit our beautiful grounds and enjoy a r...
04/06/2018

It’s cherry blossom time at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial! Visit our beautiful grounds and enjoy a relaxing walk through our groves for cherry trees. And then take a tour of our building, where you can learn about George Washington and Freemasonry. Daily tours at 9:30 and 11 a.m, and 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m.

Happening now: the Grand Encampment  Knights Templar USA’s Annual Easter Service on the steps of the Memorial.
04/01/2018

Happening now: the Grand Encampment Knights Templar USA’s Annual Easter Service on the steps of the Memorial.

Due to inclement weather in the Washington, D.C., region, the Memorial is closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018. We will reop...
03/21/2018

Due to inclement weather in the Washington, D.C., region, the Memorial is closed Wednesday, March 21, 2018. We will reopen Thursday, March 22, at 9 a.m.

The first cherry blossoms of 2018 have appeared at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Visit the Memorial s...
02/27/2018

The first cherry blossoms of 2018 have appeared at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Visit the Memorial soon to enjoy them, and and take a tour to learn fascinating things about the Father of our Country.

Happening now: The 2018 George Washington’s Birthday Gala.
02/25/2018

Happening now: The 2018 George Washington’s Birthday Gala.

02/24/2018

Happening now: the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia performs a concert in honor at George Washington’s Birthday as part of the Memorial’s annual Gala.

Address

101 Callahan Dr
Alexandria, VA
22301

Travel Via Metro King Street Metro Station sits within walking distance to the Memorial. Service to both the Yellow and Blue lines, as well as the King Street Trolley and several Metro and DASH buses. Contact Metro at 202-637-7000 or visit www.wmata.com Contact DASH at 703-746-3274 or visit www.dashbus.com

General information

Guided tours are available daily. The tour is approximately one hour and includes a visit to our ninth floor Observation Deck. Admission is $18, and children 12 and under are free. The Memorial is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Tour times are 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. We are closed on major holidays. For more information to plan your visit, see our website at http://gwmemorial.org.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 683-2007

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