Travels to the East (Coast) Pt. IV – Alexandria, Mt. Vernon, and Arlington, VA

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Mason and I trodding on Bro. Washington’s homestead

On our last trek of our (Masonic) historical excursion, Mason and I found ourselves at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and Arlington National Cemetery.

George Washington Masonic National Memorial

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A modern-day lighthouse of Alexandria
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Bro. George Washington in apron and regalia
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Replica Lodge room from Washington’s Day
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Master’s seat from Washington’s collection at Mount Vernon
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Framed charter
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Looking to the west
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Looking to the south
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The actual trowel Bro. Washington used in the Capitol building cornerstone ceremony and a replica gavel and apron
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Officer’s Jewels (ca. 1793)
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Scottish Rite sponsored Museum in the Washington Masonic Memorial

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George Washington’s Mount VernonIMG_2144IMG_2140

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View of the Potomac
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He liked his meats smoked!

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After a long day, we ate at Bilbo Baggins in Alexandria and stayed at a very nice Airbnb place we found near Old Town Alexandria.

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The next morning, we stopped in Arlington National Cemetery before heading to the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to fly back home.2015-10-10 09.33.55

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One comment

  1. Gotta get another plug in for Pennsylvania. Brother George Washington was Entered on November 4, 1752 in Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4. At the time Lodge No. 4 was warranted by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania (things were a lot less organized back then. Bro. George was only 20 years old as well). Although later Fredericksburg surrendered it’s warrant when the Grand Lodge of Virginia was organized, those of us in the “Keystone State” take pride in the fact that our most famous and illustrious Brother joined the Craft as a Pennsylvania Freemason.

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