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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.

202 N. Main St., Salisbury, NC
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.
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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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