Salisbury, North Carolina: Shake Hands with George Washington

Unveiled in 2016, the bizarre metal sculpture turns Washington into a skeletal metal puppet. The real GW, who liked to be addressed, "Your Excellency," would never have shaken your hand.

Address:
202 N. Main St., Salisbury, NC
Directions:
Downtown, on the west side of US Hwy 29/N. Main St., one block north of its intersection with W. Innes St. The statue stands in front of the Rowan Museum, a neoclassical building with tall columns.
Admission:
Free
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Shake hands with George Washington.

Shake Hands with George Washington

Why not shake hands with George? Easy find, just in front of Rowan Museum in Salisbury.

[Tigger Manning, 10/09/2021]

We can not tell a lie. We would shake his hand.

Shake hands with George Washington.

Shake Hands with George Washington

It's an odd looking piece of art more appropriate for a Halloween decoration than a tribute to our nation's first president. But it's worth a stop because where else will you find three oddball attractions located within 1/2 mile of each other? Go there and shake George's hand.

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