Welcome to the home page of Alpha Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, located at 404 Concord Street in Framingham, Massachusetts.

We meet every 4th Monday, September through June

As a lodge of Freemasons, we are part of the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world, an organization that is dedicated to the basic tenets of friendship, morality, and brotherly love. Alpha Lodge was formally constituted on November 13, 1876, and has been quietly serving the Framingham community since its inception. Part of our mission, and every Masonic lodge's mission, is to "make good men better" to serve our families, fraternity, faith, communities, and country. Alpha Lodge operates by charter under the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Massachusetts.

Inquire

The first step to becoming a Freemason, especially if you don't know any, is to get to know some of us. Becoming a Freemason is a very personal decision and is not a right fit for everyone. We want to get to know you to make sure Masonry is right for you, and you should get to know us to understand if we are the right lodge for you.

Engage

We meet once each month and start by sitting down together to share a meal. We spend time catching up but will often have a presentation or discussion of an educational, historical, or philosphical nature. While meetings are reserved for only those who are Freemasons, guests and visitors are warmly received for dinner, by invitation.

Ask

No one is asked to become a Freemason. This is not a society that has been privately selected by invitation only. Our Fraternity is built on free-minded men who seek out and ask to be made a Mason. Once you have gotten to know some of the members, ask for a petition. They will let you know if they think it is right for you and the right time to join.

Petition

Once you fill out your petition, you will be expected to give references to vouch for your character and values. This is one reason it is so important to get to know some of the members. After you have your petition submitted, several members will be assigned to your request and will meet with you to explore your interest and provide answer to any remaining questions.

Events & Reservations

There are no up-coming events

GWFrontOn October 12, 2018, a small, self-appointed delegation of education-minded Freemasons, Adam Marks, District Education Officer and Past Master of Alpha Lodge, Don Crookes, Past Master, and Brother Christopher Childress, newly-made Master Mason, made a Masonic pilgrimage to the George Washington National Masonic Memorial seeking further light. These education-centric Masons were not just hoping for a tour of the beautiful museum but, like all good Masons, they were looking for those hidden gems, intentionally positioned within and without the temple, and, if you ask them, they might just tell you they found them--then again, they might not.

GWAnSThe morning started, like all tours, in Memorial Hall, with its imposing stone columns, familar murals, and a larger-than-life statue of George Washington, accented by natural light coming through delicately crafted stained glass artwork.

 This tour was led by a talented and informed young student of history, a member of Job's Daughters--a Masonic organization for young woman not unlike the Order of Rainbow for Girls. The Replica Lodge Room, meant to be a replica of Alexandria-Washington Lodge as it had been in the early 1800s, displayed original furniture from the lodge.

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The "Family of Freemasonry Exhibit" displays the Masonic appendant orders. The Knight Templar Chapel is a functioning chapel used for ceremonies and weddings and includes four magnificent stained glass windows by Brother Allyn Cox.

The George Washington Museum contains portrays many aspects of our first leader's life as a citizen, a farmer, a stateman, an officer, and includes a masonic apron as well as his personal writing desk.

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The observation deck provides a 360ยบ view of Alexandria and the surrounding area and includes a high-powered camera that can be operated by visitors to zoom in on specific areas of interest surrounding the memorial.

The balconies and rich wordwork of the North Lodge Room with its Gothic style and the light and airy South Lodge Room with its Classical Style was the precursor to a visit to the Theater, a semicircular stone amphitheatre that boasts sixteen Doric columns, 14 bronze plaques depicting the Masonic Presidents of the United States, and Washington's family coat of arms.

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Upon completion of the tour, this educational delegation met with Brother Shawn Eyer, Masonic Author, Editor, Communications and Events Director for the GW, and key figure in the Observant Masonry movement. In truth, the purpose of the trip was to meet with Brother Eyer to spend time discussing the state of Masonic Education and his hopes and vision for the future for the Observant Masonry movement.

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What was to be a working lunch to discuss Masonic education lead to a walking tour of Alexandria and a geographical history lesson. We passed the Carlyle House, built in 1753 by city founder John Carlyle. They saw Gadsby's Tavern, built around 1785, where George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madinson, James Monroe, and the Marquis de La Fayette were all known to have visited. They went through the grounds of Christ Church, where George Washington attended service and had a box family pew. 

Gadsbys TavernWith the city tour complete, the group returned to where they had started, at the GW. They said goodbye to their friend and Brother with promises to meet again in the not-too-distant future.

 

In 2023, the Memorial will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the laying of its cornerstone. By becoming part of the Landmark Century Campaign, you can provide the support essential to that success. Please consider pledging your financial support to the GW,

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