While governmental maneuverings may be the mechanism driving Washington D.C. forward, the less-political visitor will find here expansive parks, a plethora of cultural sights and as assortment of landmark structures.
The George Mason Memorial, dedicated on April 9, 2002, honors the little known but widely felt contributions of an important Founding Father. The memorial is located in East Potomac Park near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Born in 1725, George Mason wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights and later attended the Constitutional Convention in 1787.
Hours + Fees
The public may visit the George Mason Memorial 24 hours a day. However Rangers are on duty at the nearby Thomas Jefferson and FDR Memorials to answer questions from 9:30 am to 11:30 pm daily.
Map + Directions
Interstate 395 provides access to the Mall from the south. Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and the Cabin John Parkway provide access from the North. Interstate 66, U.S. Route 50 and 29 provide access from the West. U.S. Routes 50, 1, and 4 provide access from the East.
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