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Old Masonic Cemetery

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Joe VanDevender wrote a review Jun 2019
Fredericksburg, Virginia97 contributions9 helpful votes
a lot of the old local of the time are buried here.very old dates every where.a lot of local history here.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Dan G wrote a review May 2018
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I read the reviews and love the interest that so many visitors have in the cemetery. The cemetery is maintained by the members of Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge # 4 A.F. & A.M. (George Washington's Mother Lodge-where he became a mason) As a member of this historic lodge I want to thank all that have visited. I have read reviews that speak to the disrepair of the grave stones. Please understand that as a non-profit organization we are doing our best to keep the grass cut and prune the trees as well as maintaining the grave markers and tombs We greatly appreciate those who take the time to see our cemetery and should any visitor be compelled to make a donation for the preservation of this cemetery, grounds, and grave markers. you can do so at masoniclodge4.org. click on the store tab and then on the donate to Fredericksburg Masonic Museum Association -tax deductible!!! make sure you denote that the donation is to be used to support the cemetery!! thanks!!!
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Date of experience: May 2018
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349Charles25 wrote a review Mar 2018
Alexandria, Virginia937 contributions122 helpful votes
The location is right beside the James Monroe museum - and there is free street parking. The size is just right for a short stroll. The grounds are beautifully kept and invite one to linger.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Travelhound wrote a review Feb 2018
Fredericksburg, Virginia542 contributions133 helpful votes
This half-acre graveyard in the heart of historic Fredericksburg is definitely worth a look. Located next door to the James Monroe Museum (also worth a visit), the land was given to the local Masonic Lodge in 1784 by James Somerville, an early mayor of Fredericksburg. Its 200+ graves include those of Bazil Gordon, America's first millionaire, Robert Lewis, nephew and private secretary to George Washington, George Weedon, general in the Revolutionary War, John Minor, general in the War of 1812, and more. My favorite tombstone was skewed at a crazy angle and nearly swallowed by an enormous oak. You'll find it to the left as you enter from Charles Street.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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richlee1975 wrote a review Dec 2017
Woodford, Virginia364 contributions72 helpful votes
Nice place to visit when visiting Fredericksburg, close to William St. with cafe's and bars near by. Also near other historic sites ie Monroe Library and slave auction stone.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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