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:
186 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, VA
Directions:
The plaque is north of Brewbaker's Restaurant alley, on the south side of the bank building, Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall, first building on the left south of W. Piccadilly St, in an alley.
Admission:
Free
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