Best-selling author Dan Brown is coming to the nation’s capital in his newest thriller, “The Lost Symbol.” Professor Robert Langdon is back! This time he is bringing his trademark expertise in symbology and iconology Washington, DC for an action-packed, clue-cracking adventure.
Visit the landmarks and locations featured in Langdon’s latest adventure as you explore the secret side of the nation’s capital. Learn more about the Freemasons, the city’s design, and locations loaded with signs and symbols, from the breathtaking Scottish Rite temple to the Library of Congress.
US Capitol & Capitol Visitor Center
George Washington is said to have worn his Mason apron when laid the cornerstone for this powerful landmark, which is featured on the cover of the book. Some say that Masonic symbols and references appear throughout the building
George Washington Masonic National Memorial
The temple-like building towers over Old Town Alexandria, Va. Inside, you’ll find exhibits about George Washington and Freemasonry, a large Masonic library and artifacts including George Washington’s family Bible, locks of his hair and items used during his funeral.
House of the Temple (Scottish Rite Headquarters)
This 16th Street landmark was once voted one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. While it is officially used as an office building for the Sovereign Grand Commander and other officers and staff of the Scottish Rite, it also houses a museum and Masonic library.
The celebrated landmark honors George Washington.
Washington National Cathedral
Known to be at the highest point in the city.
Library of Congress
The nation’s largest library holds many secrets of its own.
Visitors can discover fascinating treasures at locations throughout the museum system.
Enjoy your adventure! Jonathan