So you’d like to join the biggest and oldest fraternities in the world?
Good for you! Freemasonry is a beautiful thing.
Ask any member and he’ll tell you how Freemasonry has helped him improve himself, his life, and his behavior towards his fellow man.
If you’re ready to become a Freemason, all you need to do is make sure you are meet all the requirements and from there, you simply need to find a Masonic Lodge.
Finding a Masonic Lodge is the easier part, and below I’m going to explain 3 easy ways to find a Lodge to join, these are…
Look For “The Big G”
No not the G in the middle of the square and compasses. I mean “G” as in Google!
Google is a great way to help you find a Masonic lodge in your area. All you have to do is type in “Masonic lodge in your area”
This will bring up a list of Masonic lodges close to you. It’s super easy and it sometimes provides further information and a helpful map as well.
Grand Lodge Official Websites
Most Grand Lodges & Lodges have their own website.
This list details all the Grand Lodges around the world.
Once you find your area/ country/state, you can visit the official website of the Grand Lodge and on it, there should be a list of all the Masonic lodges under its jurisdiction.
It’s best if you find the closest one to you. You’ll be visiting often and it’s best if you don’t have to drive for hours to get there.
If you know anybody that is a Freemason or at least is a relative of a Freemason, make sure to ask for directions and assistance when looking for a lodge.
Having somebody you know “on the inside” will also be helpful when it comes to the second part; applying for membership!
What To Do Next?
So you’ve found a lodge that you’d like to join?
Perfect! Here is what you do next…
- Find out when they open/meet.
- Go there that day and just talk to the people.
- Talk to the secretary, the Worshipful Master, and the other members of the lodge.
Get a feel for what they’re all about, ask as many questions as you wish, and see if the lodge (and Freemasonry) is for you!
One thing you should know is that although the name implies otherwise, Freemasonry is not free.
Every Lodge has an initiation fee and a yearly fee to continue being a member.
You can find out how much it costs to be Freemason here.
If you find that a lodge’s fees are more than you can afford, ask the secretary to direct you to a lodge with lower fees. I am sure he will be more than willing to help you out.
Looking forward to your first three degrees? We hope this post has given you a clear method of how to find a Masonic lodge that you would want to join.
If you have any questions, be sure to let us know down below and we’ll answer as soon as possible.
PS: Considering Becoming A Freemason?
You may want to check out our free guide explaining how to become a Freemason next, or
If you’re set on becoming one, you can also see our book explaining every step in great detail.