About Federal

Federal Lodge No. 1, chartered in 1793, is a part of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia, and was the first Masonic lodge established in the City of Washington.

History of Federal

Federal Lodge No. 1, of the District of Columbia was chartered September 12, 1793, by the Grand Lodge of Maryland, as Federal Lodge #15. The brethren who secured the charter were employed in the construction of the Capitol Building and desired to be present Masonically with their own Lodge at the ceremonies incident to the […]


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