Public tours will be from 8:30 until 1 pm. the last tour will depart the Visitors Center promptly at 1 pm and the last pick up for the Tomb of the Unknown Solider will occur after 2 pm Changing of the Guard. There will be no tours on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Last Red Loop Shuttle will depart Arlington at 1:30 on Friday December 14th and NO Shuttle Service on Saturday, December 15th.
What many folks don’t know about George Mason, they can learn while visiting his memorial right next to the Jefferson Memorial. Known for his authorship of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, George Mason’s work and beliefs were a major influence into the writing of the United States Bill of Rights. He earned the nickname, the reluctant statesman, after refusing to sign the United States Constitution because it did not abolish slavery.
The George Mason Memorial pays homage to his contributions to our country and features a bronze statue of Mason sitting on a bench surrounded by trees, flowers and a pretty fountain.