This is where we answer commonly asked questions about Freemasonry, Masons, and the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Washington and Jurisdiction.
Do Freemasons recruit for membership?
No. Someone wishing to become a Mason must ask a Freemason to become a member of the fraternity.
Do I have to pay to become a Freemason?
Yes, like most organizations, Freemasonry requires an application fee and/or annual dues.
How old do I have to be to become a Freemason?
A person can petition a lodge on or after their 18th birthday.
Where would I find a Masonic lodge near me?
Masonic Lodges are located in or near most large cities.
Is Freemason a "secret" organization?
No, Masonic lodge buildings are clearly marked.
How will I know a Freemason if met one?
Most Freemasons will be present at social functions, fundraisers, fairs, charity events, and self-improvement events.