Freemasonry is open to any man regardless of race, religion, nationality, social status or wealth as long as they hold a belief in a supreme being and have good moral character. Freemasonry does not interfere with duties that a man owes to his God, his country, his neighbors or his family. It helps a good man become a better man, father, husband, brother or son.

The basic qualifications for admission are that you are a man, of 18 years or older, and have a belief in a Supreme Being. If you meet these qualifications, we recommend you read about Freemasonry, here on our site and elsewhere, and speak with a family member, friend, or other person you know to be a member.


Take your time, look around, and ask your questions of real Freemasons. Then find an Open House or a Lodge near you — and when you’re ready, do what I did, ASK!

Those wishing to join Freemasonry must ask a member. Freemasons do not solicit members. You must approach a Freemason or Masonic lodge on your own accord in order to be considered for the degrees of Freemasonry.

When you make contact with a lodge or with a member of a lodge, you may be invited to one or more events, where you and the members of the lodge will have the opportunity to get to know each other.

Use the “Find a Lodge” link on the left to visit the Grand Lodge in your area.

If you would like to become a member of a lodge, you may ask a member for a petition to be initiated into Freemasonry. After submitting a petition, you will meet with a committee of members of the lodge, who will make recommendation to the lodge regarding your candidacy.
Freemason FAQ