. . . explored the history of the man for whom our town is named. There are myriad opportunities to pay tribute to our nation's first president, but none is quite like the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Dedicated to honoring Washington's personal and Masonic history, the tower's exhibit rooms, halls and library offer plenty for any history buff.
And even in the frigid January weather, the view from the observation deck is always a site to behold on a clear day.
The hill at the memorial is considered one of the best places for sledding.
(John Mcdonnell -- The Washington Post)
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is located off King Street at the tip of Old Town Alexandria. It is open daily, with guided tours at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 1, 2:15 and 3:30 p.m. More information is available by calling 703-683-2007 or by going to www.gwmemorial.org.
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