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101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA  22301

DIRECTIONS: Head east on Rte 7 to Old Towne, make a right (before passing the train & King St. metro station) onto the Masonic Temple access road.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The George Washington Masonic Memorial was built in the 1920s by the more than two million American Freemasons to honor and perpetuate the memory, character and virtues of the man who best exemplifies what Freemasons are and ought to be, Brother George Washington. Through the generosity of Washington's family and friends, Alexandria-Washington Lodge became the repository of many artifacts of Washington and the Washington family.

The George Washington Masonic Memorial is more than a colossal memorial and museum. It is a tourist attraction and destination; research center and library; community center; performing arts center and concert hall; banquet and celebration site.

PARKING:  1 wheelchair accessible parking space. Accessible parking space, left of building.  Nearby ramps well marked.

TYPES OF PATHS TO OR AROUND ATTRACTION:  Wide sidewalks & granite landing.  Paths accessible to persons with mobility disabilities.  Length of paths 500 ft.

ENTRANCE:  Left side entrance has ramp for wheelchairs.  Ring buzzer for attendant.  Front entrance has 33 steps.  Glass entry door, 47 in. wide, opens in with clearly marked pull handle located 43 in. above floor.  Steps inside lobby.  Each step 5 in. high and marked with tactile strip/color change.  Handrails.

The Masonic Memorial is a historic building full of marble stairs, although 3 levels (1st floor, main level, and the Tower) are wheelchair accessible.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:   Located on 1st level (wheelchair entrance level) but available down 1 floor for persons not using wheelchair. Accessible stall doors 36 in. wide, open in.  No turns to enter.  19 in. toilet seat height, 17 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height 33 in.  Wrapped pipes.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Unisex or companion assisted rest rooms available.  Ladies’ room identified by a figure of a skirt on door.

ELEVATOR:   Wheelchair accessible elevator serves all levels.  Door width 40 in.  Attendant operated.

For guests with visual disabilities, there are recordings and buttons for displays available on ground floor and replica room, attendants also available to help, and documents in large print on non-glossy surface.  

GIFT SHOP:  6 steps down.  Counters 42 in. high.  Aisles clear of temporary displays.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Admission fee. and the Temple is open from 9-5, 7 days a week. Guided tours Daily at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days.

The Memorial is private property. Proper attire required. Eating, drinking, and smoking prohibited. backpacks, strollers, and baby carriages prohibited. The Memorial Association reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone.

Still photography is permitted, but videotaping and filming are not allowed.


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