“the "forgotten Founder."”
The George Mason Memorial is a memorial to George Mason in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. It commemorates the contributions of George Mason, an important American Founder who wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights and served as a delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. Mason is often thought of as the "forgotten Founder." Mason, an Anti-Federalist, did not sign the United States Constitution because it did not abolish the slave trade and because he did not think it had necessary protection for the individual from the federal government. He was sometimes known as the "reluctant statesman," which was also the title of a biography written about him by Robert A. Rutland.
One of the most beautiful memorials in America. Visiting while the trees are in full bloom is incredible, but the Jefferson Memorial is moving any time of year. I personally like visiting here at night as well. Place really lights up in a neat way.
This memorial is beautiful and, as in the picture above, really majestic on a pretty night. Visiting at dusk is great, but they're open 24 hours so really you can visit whenever.
I love how open this memorial is. You can walk all around it inside, so it's a little less stuffy than like, the Lincoln Memorial.
Really beautiful - especially at night
Beautiful in the spring when the cherry blossoms are blooming.
I love the Jefferson Memorial. It is a little out of the way compared to the other monuments in town, so driving is preferred. The best part about this one is that you can walk all the way around, inside and outside uninhibited. There is also a cute little gift shop downstairs (little known fact!).
Seriously beautiful monument. You can take a nice walk from the Lincoln Monument to here and see the FDR and MLK memorials. It's a really nice walk during summer evenings.
Hands down my favorite of the D.C. memorials. It's a little off the beaten path (at least as far as memorials in the city go), but so worth it. I think the scene looking across the water from the memorial is one of the most beautiful in the whole city.
My favorite memorial in DC. It's just beautiful. Surrounded but the Potomac River it's perhaps the best designed building in DC. Standing under the dome and reading about one of America's most influential people is a must.
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