Things to Do Near the Memorial

Situated close to the heart of our Nation’s Capital, the George Washington Masonic National Memorial is surrounded by many exciting opportunities for additional activities. Make the most of your trip to the Memorial by taking advantage of other things to do in the area!

Old Town Alexandria

Historic Alexandria is the section of the city from the harbor at the base of King Street up to the Memorial. This district is home to hundreds of shops, restaurants, museums, and attractions. See the Visit Alexandria website for ideas to fit every taste.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

No visit to Northern Virginia is complete without a tour of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Washington’s famous estate is an easy twelve-mile drive from the Memorial.

The District of Columbia

Washington, D.C., is one of the most fascinating cities in the world, replete with museums, national monuments, cultural institutions, entertainment venues, and more. See the Visit Washington page to learn more about exciting activities in the District.