Where William McKinley Became a Freemason.

Where William McKinley Became a Freemason

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Winchester, Virginia

In the waning days of the Civil War, after spending four years dodging bullets, an obscure Union soldier from Ohio named William McKinley spent three days in a building in Winchester, Virginia, being initiated by both Confederate and Union soldiers into the secret society of Freemasonry. He emerged a Master Mason, and three decades later he was President of the United States!

A plaque on the outside wall of the building documents the event for future conspiracy theorists.

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Where William McKinley Became a Freemason

Address:
168 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, VA
Directions:
The plaque is on the north outside wall of Brewbaker's Restaurant. It's on the Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall, the second building on the left south of W. Piccadilly St.
Admission:
Free
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