Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22 is one of the oldest Masonic Lodges in the United States. It was founded in February 1783 as Lodge No. 39, under warrant from the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. Five years later, the Lodge sought and received its charter from the Grand Lodge of Virginia, as Alexandria Lodge No 22, with George Washington listed as its Charter Master. In 1805, the Lodge changed its name to honor its departed brother.
Our Lodge is housed in the George Washington Masonic National Memorial, for which we purchased the first plots of land in 1909. Our stated meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month, and are followed by a Festive Board. Visiting brothers are always welcome, but please let us know in advance so that we may better accommodate you. A dark suit and tie is the preferred attire for our Lodge.