Founded in 1838, Lafayette Lodge No. 18 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows is the oldest fraternal organization in the Town of Wappinger. Our 1877 Lodge stands tall in the heart of the Wappingers Falls Downtown Historic District and boasts a proud past built on friendship, love, and truth. For generations, our members have enjoyed social interaction within our Lodge lounges all while continuing our mission of being charitable to our community.
The Lodge was Instituted in 1905 originally as Aracoma Lodge #274. Our lodge members provide monetary assistance for food, funeral, and medical expenses for community members in distress. We also contribute funds to the city to help with their Team Santa Christmas project which distributes presents for children and also for the July 4th Freedom Festival which provides free entertainment for county residents.