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GWMNM-Alexandria, VA

George Washington National Masonic Memorial

George Washington Masonic National Memorial 

101 Callahan DriveView of GWNMM from Alexandria Amtrak Station with Amtrak train in foreground
Alexandria, Virginia 22301

The Memorial building is the spired stone building high atop Shooters Hill, directly across the street from the Alexandria Union Station, and is very near the King Street Metro Station. The address is 101 Callahan Drive.

For general directions, please see the map. For those who choose to drive, there is parking available on the Memorial grounds. From Callahan Drive, turn up the hill and bear left at the "Y" (wye) and proceed past the main entrance to the parking area on the east side of the grounds. The main entrance closes at 5 p.m., but members can enter the side door near the parking lot after 7:30 PM. There are some steps, but a ramp is also available.

A security officer can help with directions to the meeting room, which is on the same floor as the entrance, but on the opposite side of the building. Access will be allowed at 7:30 p.m. See you there!

FYI - The memorial is kind of hard to miss. It sits high on top of a significant hill and has a spire on it in some ways similar to the Washington Monument in D.C. The memorial is located up the hill (it's a hefty walk) from the Alexandria Amtrak Station, which in turn is adjacent to the King Street Metro Station. The picture (upper right) shows an Amtrak train at the Alexandria Station with the GWMNM in the background.

Directions to George Washington Masonic National Memorial (GWMNM)

  1. From the Capital Beltway in Virginia (Alexandria):
  2. Take the VA-241/TELEGRAPH RD exit- exit number 176B-A- toward ALEXANDRIA. 0.39 miles
  3. Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp. 0.03 miles
  4. Merge onto TELEGRAPH RD/VA-241 N. 0.16 miles
  5. Merge onto VA-236 E/DUKE ST. 0.47 miles
  6. Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto CALLAHAN DR. 0.20 miles

For specific directions from your location, consult or Mapquest.

View from Observation Deck of GWMNMM - DCNRHS usually has one program in the summer where the observation deck is open prior to the meeting (from 7:00 - 8:00 PM). Consult the upcoming programs list for the next time the deck will be open for our program.

Foul Weather Notice: For months where the meeting is at The George Washington Masonic National Memorial, the meeting will be cancelled if Alexandria City Schools are closed.

Photos from 2006 by Skip Scheetz.