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George Mason Memorial, Washington DC

Possibly the hardest memorial to find on the Mall-perhaps fitting for the least known founding father memorialized here.

Possibly the hardest memorial to find on the Mall-perhaps fitting for the least known founding father memorialized here. George Mason is best known in the D.C. area for the nearby university named in his honor. Ideally, though, he would be better known as the drafter of the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights, which served as the basis and inspiration for the American Declaration of Independence and Bill of rights, as well as the French Declaration of the Rights of Man, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It's a beautiful memorial, and can be empty even in the height of tourist season.


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About George Mason Memorial

 900 Ohio Drive Southwest, Washington, DC, United States

 +1 202-426-684

 www.nps.gov

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