I lived in Alexandria almost half my life and I only recently visited this historic landmark. The temple was built in dedication to the most famous Mason and the first president of the United States, George Washington. We took a free tour and it was solid stuff. You view a lot of artifacts that were owned by George Washington and were especially important to Masons. Overall you get a pretty good education on the Masons and realize how influential and present they are in our society – creepy.