West National Mall Monuments & Memorials Self Guided Walking Tour and Printable Map

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George Mason Memorial

George Mason, one of the nation’s Founding Fathers, is the person who authored the Virginia Declaration of Rights. This seminal document influenced Thomas Jefferson when he wrote the Declaration of Independence. George Mason was also instrumental in creating the Bill of Rights. Although he had a major role in its creation, Mason refused to sign the Constitution because it failed to put an end to slavery. As an Anti-Federalist, it was also Mason’s belief that the document did not sufficiently protect individuals from the power of the federal government. He has become known as “the reluctant statesman.”

The memorial in his honor was authorized in 1990. Construction began in 2000 and was finished in 2002. Situated near the intersection of East Basin Drive, SW and Ohio Drive, the memorial features a bronze, larger-than-life sculpture of Mason as he relaxes on a granite bench. His legs are crossed as he looks thoughtfully into the distance and holds a book in his right hand. There is a small stack of books on his left side and a hat and walking stick on his right side. Landscape architect Faye Harwell and Sculptor Wendy Ross collaborated on the project. The statue and its 72-footlong wall are set amidst a grove of trees, which contain manicured gardens, concentric walkways, a reflecting pool and fountain.




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