Today we’re going to take a trip around the world and visit 5 very famous masonic buildings which are truly glorious and awe-inspiring.
I have to credit Wikipedia for helping me create this list (and also for many of the pictures) but I’m glad to say I have visited 3 of these places already and it would be nice to tour them all someday
(Especially the Grand Lodge building in New York which I hear there is no Grand Lodge quite like it anywhere in the world).
This is by no means a conclusive list of “famous Masonic buildings” and I am sure there are many more which I’ve yet to learn about.
Which is why I’m opening up the floor to you in the comment section below to drop me a few worthy suggestions. I’d love to update this with more buildings in the newer future.
With that said, here are…
5 Awe-Inspiring Masonic Buildings:
The United Grand Lodge Of England
Located at Great Queen Street London. this is an iconic building to Freemasons worldwide. It’s the oldest known standing Grand Lodge.
Built-in 1717 it has just crossed the 300-year anniversary mark, an event we discuss in our eBook “Top 10 Events In Masonic History”
Glad to say that I visited this lodge back in 2013 as well but unfortunately I have no pictures.
The George Washington Memorial
This Masonic building was built in is located in Alexandria, Virginia just outside of Washington DC.
This memorial is dedicated to George Washington, the first president of the United States and a fellow Freemason.
Construction started in 1922 but it took a staggering 48 years to when it was totally complete and finished in 1970.
A fun fact about this build is that it has a room modeled after George Washington’s lodge room!
The Grand Lodge Of Scotland
I visited this Grand Lodge back in September 2013 on my trip to Edinburgh. I have to say the museum in there is remarkable with Masonic regalia awarded to the museum from all over the world.
It is amazing how far the brotherhood stretches across the world.
New York City Grand Lodge
This is on top of my list of masonic places to visit!
It has a jurisdiction of around 60,000 masons all organized in more than 800 lodges, most of them located within the Tri-State area. It’s also considered one of the oldest Masonic lodges having been established on December 15, 1781.
It is one of the most beautiful, highly decorated and luxurious temples in the world! Big Apple Style!
Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland
So much history in this old, old building. It is filled with architecture that shows evidence of Masonic and Knights Templar presence somewhere in history.
It is said to be the place of Worship where the Knight’s Templar took refuge in circa 1309 with the permission of the wealthy St Clair family.
It was also featured in the highly controversial “Da Vinci Code” but the room they supposedly go into below the chapel is not there.
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