The Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren would like to welcome you to our Website. We were established in 1896 under a charter from the Grand Lodge of Maryland and Grand Master Styrock. This blue lodge was named in honor of the bloodiest single day battle in American military history, where on September 17th 1862 the neighboring battlefield was witness to more than 23,000 causalities from both North and South and Freemasonry.

Our Lodge stands as a tribute to those Brothers who gave their last full measure of devotion to their cause. Our first Worshipful Master, Frisby Doub grew up on that Battlefield and knew the horrors that war had brought to the tranquil landscape of western Maryland.  

About Freemasonry: We invite you to watch this short video (below), courtesy of the Grand Lodge of the State of Massachusetts, which describes the greatest fraternity in the world, Freemasonry!

Antietam Lodge No. 197

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