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




George Washington’s Mount VernonIMG_2144IMG_2140

View of the Potomac
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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