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Welcome to Pentalpha Lodge #194

Pentalpha Lodge is a Masonic Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons chartered under the Grand Lodge of Maryland. We meet in Germantown, Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC. As we enter 2023, we celebrate our 130th anniversary, having been chartered in 1893!

Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organization in the world. It is dedicated to promoting improvement in the character of its members. A Mason is taught to be a good citizen, to be of good character, to care for those less fortunate, and to give back to his community.

Freemasonry traces its roots to the Middle Ages. It is from associations of stone masons, who built the magnificent cathedrals, castles, and monasteries of Europe that the fraternity started. These groups, eventually, began to accept members who were not actual working masons. At that time they adopted the term “Accepted” Masons, and Freemasonry was born.

The Masonic fraternity contributes over $1 Billion each year to its philanthropic pursuits, over $750 Million of that in the United States alone. The Crippled Children’s and Burns Hospitals sponsored by Shrine Masons are world famous for their ability to help those most in need. Maryland Freemasons provide college scholarships to approximately fifty worthy students each year, and support their communities in other countless ways.

Please take a look around our website to find out more about us, see our events, and locate masonic resources.

If you are interested in finding out more about Masonry, or you are a visiting brother, please contact us!

An image of the front of the Pentalpha Masonic Temple
Lodge room of Pentalpha Masonic Temple