United States Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Nightlife Where to Stay Neighborhoods Events Getaways All Washington, D.C. George Washington Masonic Memorial - Alexandria, Virginia Written by Rachel Cooper Facebook Twitter Linkedin Rachel Cooper is a travel writer who has lived in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 25 years. She is also the author of several books covering the capital and mid-Atlantic regions. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Rachel Cooper Updated 06/07/19 Share Pin Email Trip Savvy / Rachel Cooper The George Washington Masonic Memorial was built in the 1920s as a memorial and a museum highlighting the contributions of Freemasons to the United States. This magnificent structure in Alexandria, Virginia, also serves as a research center, a library, community center, performing arts center and concert hall, a banquet hall and meeting site for local and visiting Masonic lodges. Guided tours are given daily. Admission to the Memorial is $15. See the following photos and learn more about the George Washington Masonic Memorial. It is an interesting attraction, located on 36 acres overlooking Old Town Alexandria, the Potomac River and Washington, DC. 01 of 09 Statue of George Washington © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc. The George Washington Masonic Memorial was built in 1922 by the Masonic Fraternity in honor of George Washington. The main entrance hall features a 17 ft. bronze statue of Washington and beautiful murals that depict the history of American Freemasonry. Continue to 2 of 9 below. 02 of 09 George Washington - Freemason © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc. George Washington was a member of the fraternity of Freemasonry, the oldest and largest world wide organization dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of a Supreme Being. Freemasonry is not a religion. Each Mason worships according to his own religious faith whether he is Christian, Jewish, Roman Catholic, Buddhist of Hindu. Freemasons seek to improve the world through charitable, educational and civic projects. Today the Society has members within 185 Grand Lodges. Continue to 3 of 9 below. 03 of 09 Masonic Lodge Room © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc. Throughout the nine floors of the George Washington Masonic Memorial are many displays and exhibits. The Replica Lodge Room displays original furniture and can be used as a meeting site. Continue to 4 of 9 below. 04 of 09 Masonic Exhibits © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc. Exhibits throughout the George Washington Masonic Memorial tell the story of Freemasonry, a fraternal organization that employs the tools and instruments of stonemasonry to teach a system of morality, friendship and brotherly love. Continue to 5 of 9 below. 05 of 09 Shriners © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc. Shriners International is a fraternity based on the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief, and truth. There are approximately 375,000 members from 191 temples in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Republic of Panama. Shriners support Shriners Hospitals for Children, an international health care system that provides specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs.This exhibit shows a collection of Shriners caps, known as a fez, which serve as a symbol and help increase public awareness of the group. Continue to 6 of 9 below. 06 of 09 Shriners Car © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc. Shriners enjoy parades, trips, dances, dinners and other social events while they promote their philanthropic causes. Continue to 7 of 9 below. 07 of 09 George Washington Bust © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc. The George Washington Masonic Memorial honors Washington with many exhibits and works of art. Continue to 8 of 9 below. 08 of 09 Theater at the George Washington Masonic Memorial © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc. The theater at the George Washington Masonic Memorial is a wonderful venue for concerts as well as community, civic, regional and national events. Continue to 9 of 9 below. 09 of 09 View from the George Washington Masonic Memorial © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc. The George Washington Masonic Memorial has one of the best views in the region, overlooking Old Town Alexandria, the Potomac River and Washington, DC. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Monuments and Memorials in Washington, D.C. Old Town Alexandria Photos: Images of Historic Alexandria 15 Attractions You Must See in Northern Virginia Festivals and Events in the Capital Region This October Top Attractions to Experience in Washington, D.C. What to Do in September in Washington, D.C. 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