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George Washington Masonic National Memorial Reopens in Alexandria

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial. (Photo by Shawn Eyer/GWMNMA)

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia—The George Washington Masonic National Memorial has reopened after four months of closure due to the regional coronavirus response.

Open to the public seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Memorial offers a guided tour which educates visitors about George Washington’s life and his participation in the Freemasons. Admission is $18 per person. Children age 12 and under are admitted to the Memorial for free, and must be accompanied by an adult. Tours run daily at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Tour sizes are limited, and reservations are requested. Reservations may be made online at

The Memorial adheres to the ALX Promise, a certification program of the Alexandria Health Department, and is committed to higher safety standards for employees and customers than the minimum rules required by law for all businesses. For everyone’s safety, all visitors are required to adhere to these procedures, including: masks over the nose & mouth while within the building, temperature screening, and social distancing.

Tour inside the National Masonic Memorial. (Photo: Shawn Eyer/GWMNMA)

“We are pleased to reopen the Memorial to once again allow the public to enjoy our informative exhibits and tours,” said Shawn Eyer, Director of Communications and Development. “It’s our hope that many who have always wondered what the Memorial is like will take this opportunity to get to know what we have to offer.”

Virtual Tour Also Now Available

A small number of areas within the Memorial remain closed due to social distancing measures; a virtual tour found on the museum’s website allows the public to view those galleries.

Erected by the Freemasons of the United States in the 1920s and 30s, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial is an expression of the esteem for the memory of George Washington. The Memorial, a National Historic Landmark, is currently engaged in a comprehensive restoration effort. The building is operated by the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, a 501(c)(3) educational foundation.

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Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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