Built on Freedom

Built on Freedom: The Story of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association

Our Vision

To inspire humanity through education
to emulate and promote the virtues,
character, and vision of George Washington,
the Man, the Mason, and Father of our Country.

About the George Washington Memorial

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial is many things to many people but is especially important to Freemasons and Americans. Many people know that George Washington was the first President of the United States of America. One thing that some people might have not known is that George Washington was also a Freemason. The memorial dedicated to George Washington serves as a memorial to a Founding Father of the United States of a America and serves several other functions too, such as, a museum, an active temple for Freemasonry, library for research, cultural center, community space, performing arts center, and an important national landmark.

The George Washington Memorial building is a neoclassical designed structure that stands nine-stories tall. The memorial was originally erected by Freemasons from all over the United States as a way to express their high regard of the former United States President and to preserve the rich history and lasting heritage Freemasonry in America. As explained in the “Built on Freedom” video, the building has since become a landmark and beacon of light in Freemasonry.

Today the George Washington Memorial welcomes all Freemasons and guests to learn about the George Washington, Freemasonry, and American history on daily tours.  The building also has several rental facilities to host both public and private functions.

George Washington Masonic Memorial

How to Support the George Washington Memorial

There are several ways to support the George Washington Masonic National Memorial including visiting the memorial, learning more about Freemasonry and American history, and donating to preserve the memorial. Click the button below to learn more about all the different ways you can support the George Washington Memorial.

Images & Video Courtesy of the The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association, Inc.