Freemasonry – An International Brotherhood

Freemasonry is one of the oldest fraternal organizations in the world. It unites men of good character who, though of different religious, ethnic or social backgrounds, share a belief in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of mankind. Freemasonry offers a system or blueprint for the good man to further improve his character and actions through its system of degrees, symbols, and fellowship opportunities.

The United Grand Lodge of England reports that worldwide membership totals more than 6 million Freemasons, 1.1 million of whom are in North America. With 68,000 Masons and 440 local Lodges, Ohio has one of the largest Masonic memberships of any state in the country.


Please complete the form below to begin your journey to becoming a Master Mason.

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All Freemasons are held to the same standard and must be of good character and reputation to become and remain a member. Additionally, to join Ohio Freemasonry, you must first meet the following criteria:

  • Be a male at least 19 years old
  • Be an Ohio resident for at least six months
  • Be able to read and write English
  • Be prepared to profess a belief in Deity
  • Be of good reputation as a man of honor and integrity
  • Be recommended by two members of the lodge you wish to join
  • Be prepared to obtain a background check if requested