What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organization that focuses on charity, fellowship, and education.

Is Freemasonry a Secret Society?

This is a common misconception. Freemasonry is not a secret society, but simply a society with secrets.

Is Freemasonry a religion?

Absolutely not. Freemasonry requires a belief in a higher power, but does not replace one’s religion. Freemasonry replaces terms like “God” and “Holy Bible” with “Great Architect of the Universe” and “Volume of Sacred Law” to embrace all men of different backgrounds and faiths.

What are the requirements to become a Freemason?

Currently, the Grand Lodge of New York requires a man to be:

  • At least twenty-one years of age
  • Have a belief in a higher power
  • Be well recommended

What does it cost to become a member?

Dues and initiation costs vary between different Lodges. The best thing to do is ask your local Lodge.

How do I become a freemason?

Just ask!