George Mason Memorial

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George Mason Memorial

District Of Columbia

(202) 426-6841

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Overview

The George Mason Memorial, dedicated on April 9, 2002, honors the little known but widely felt contributions of an important founding father. Born in 1725, George Mason wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights and later attended the Constitutional Convention in 1787. The memorial is located in West Potomac Park near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.

The public may visit the George Mason Memorial 24 hours a day. Rangers for this area may be found at the nearby Thomas Jefferson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorials between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily.

Map of George Mason

Latitude, Longitude: 38.879490, -77.039180

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    A nearby informational placard tells about the life of George Mason and the significance of the memorial.

Seasonality/Weather

Washington has a temperate climate typical of the Mid-Atlantic U.S., with four distinct seasons. Summer tends to be very hot and humid. Spring and fall are mild. Winter can bring cold temperatures, frozen precipitation and, on occasions, major snowstorms.

Park Partners

Trust for the National Mall

The Trust for the National Mall is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to restoring and improving the National Mall. The trust's goal is to make the National Mall the best park in the world. The Trust for the National Mall will help restore, revitalize and preserve the National Mall, home to the enduring symbols of democracy, for present and future generations.

(202) 407-9408

Tourmobile

Tourmobile open-air trams offer live narrated tours of DC and is the only riding tour of Arlington National Cemetery. You will be taken right where you want to go with unlimited reboarding. Hop on an off throughout the day. You choose where to stop, stay as long as you want, then reboard and ride to another historic location.

(202) 554-5100

Directions

Driving

Interstate 395 provides access to The Mall from the south. Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and the Cabin John Parkway provide access from the north. Interstate 66, U.S. Routes 50 and 29 provide access from the west. U.S. Routes 50, 1, and 4 provide access from the east.

George Mason Memorial is part of the National Mall and Memorial Parks. The memorial stands in West Potomac Park, near the intersection of Ohio Drive and East Basin Drive, SW. In terms of placement, the memorial occupies a highly symbolic and important position on the National Mall, within sight of the more prominent tributes to two of Mason's Virginia contemporaries, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

Flying

Three major airports link Washington, D.C. with the rest of the country and the world. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport all have limousine, taxi cab, or Metro services available that will connect with the National Mall.

Public Transportation

The nearest Metro station to this site is Smithsonian at 12th Street and Independence Avenue, SW. It is highly recommended that you make use of the efficient public transit system (Metro rail and Metro bus) as well as Tourmobile, the official interpretive visitor transportation service for the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(202) 426-6841

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