The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is a memorial and museum, an active Masonic temple, a research library, a cultural space, a community and performing arts center, and an important regional landmark. This magnificent nine-story neoclassical structure has been erected and maintained by the Freemasons of the United States as an expression of the high esteem.
In 2015, the National Park Service named the Memorial a National Historic Landmark, in recognition that it is “the only major unified, fully national initiative of the Freemasons and among the boldest attempts by a private organization to memorialize George Washington.”
The Memorial is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed on major holidays). Admission to the Memorial is $18. Children aged 12 and under are admitted to the Memorial for free and must be accompanied by an adult. Five tours run daily at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. The guided tour is one hour in length and includes five or more areas of the Memorial, including several exhibit rooms and the Observation Deck which offers an extraordinary view of the city.