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“No always open but many items are at the Fred Museum”

Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge No.4
virginia
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465 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“No always open but many items are at the Fred Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

You can see the lodge on special occasions, but if you are a Mason, come to the Fredericksburg Museum. The Masons have loaned many items for long-term viewing, including the Gilbert Stuart painting of Washington, the bible used at his induction, several chairs including a Grand Master chair, and numerous aprons and ritual items. I have visited the Lodge on past several occasions so check the calendar to see when it might be open to the public.

Visited June 2014
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Oakland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A must see for any Mason or anyone interested in learning more about Masonry”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

Very impressive memorial with historic artifacts and lovely artwork and sculpture on display. The tour is highly recommended. The tour guide is very knowledgeable and will answer questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. Fantastic view of Washington from the top level.

Absent from display is any reference to the Prince Hall masons, so I would not recommend this attraction to our African-American brothers.

Visited March 2014
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“An Interesting Lesson on Mason History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

This was a huge memorial to honor the memory of George Washington as a member of the Masonic Lodge, as well as a thorough history of the Masons in the United States. The building resembled the Greek Parthenon and was nine stories tall with an observation deck on top. It looks like it must have a great view of Washington DC but it was snowing on the day we visited and visibility was very poor. Placing the building on a hilltop gives it a very imposing presence and makes it visible for miles around. Buy the tour. Free admission limits you to the bottom floor. The tour takes you all the way to the top,

Visited December 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Great but not in Fredericksburg!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

The GW Masonic Museum and Mount Vernon are not Fredericksburg but located in Alexandria which is about 40 miles north. Both are worth the trip! Be sure to check the website to catch a tour at the museum and allow 1.5 -2 hours. You could easily spend half a day at Mount Vernon.

Visited July 2013
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Seltjarnarnes, Iceland
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“Great tour, amazing view at the top”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Being að freemason, this stop was a must for me. I went with my father and brother, and we took the regular tour. The museum is amazing and the tour guide was really good. When you finish the tour, you go to the top of the monument,, and go out to the balcony and the view there is amazing.

Higly recommended.

Visited March 2013
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