The Grand Lodge of Virginia – Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organization

"Friendship, Morality, and Brotherly Love"

Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organization in existence, and is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place. Through our culture of philanthropy, we make a profound difference for our Brothers, our families, our communities, and our future.

Who Are The Masons

Not Just a Man. A Mason.
A Freemason is committed to bettering himself, his community, and the world. He is on a journey of self-discovery believing in something greater than himself, a journey in which he will be supported by other good men.

Become the best version of you. Answer the call. Begin the journey.

Why I am a Mason

Men become Masons for reasons that are as varied as the individuals that comprise our Order.

Masonic Lodge Locator

There are over 300 Masonic Lodges in Virginia. This locator and map will help you find a Lodge near you.

Contact Us

For membership or any other inquiries, please contact the Grand Lodge office.

Masonic Education

Increase your knowledge of Masonic history, philosophy and symbolism, and enhance your leadership abilities.

Masonic Charity

Freemasons support a variety of charities.

“Freemasonry, A Family Affair”

Freemasonry is a social organization that promotes charity, esteem, and love for each Brother and their families. We build a network that is worldwide to support each other in time of need. We serve our country, promote peace, and help others in need. Masonic organizations in North America collectively contribute well over 2.7 million dollars every day to charities.

To become one you must ask one

Masonic Publications
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Masonic Research
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Why I am a Mason

Men become Masons for reasons that are as varied as the individuals that comprise our Order. For some, they follow in the footsteps of their father, their grandfather, their uncle, etc. because it's a family tradition. For others, they want to improve the community in which they live by helping those in need. We would like to feature the personal stories of some of our Masons about why they are a part of the World's Oldest Fraternity. These testimonials will be added to periodically and perhaps one will strike a chord with you and help you begin your own story about why you became a Mason!
I Searched All Of My Life

I Searched All Of My Life

- C. Guffin. Freemason

I became a Mason because of the want and need I had to be a part of something bigger than myself. I searched all of my life for a place to fit in. I tried motorcycle clubs, churches, even the drink. Nothing filled the gap I had in my life until I met Mike. There was something about him I admired, and we became good friends, afterwards Brothers. Being a Mason filled the lonely hole in my life with true friendship and brotherly love.

I Have But One Regret!

I Have But One Regret!

- David K. Freemason

I am always welcomed by the Brethren and am treated with dignity and respect. I have a feeling of belonging to something true and tried by history, a good something. I have but one regret and that is I did not take this step many years ago. Being a part of this Fraternity makes me look for the right path to take. It is becoming the compass to guide by, and I am glad to be a part of the oldest and greatest Fraternity ever to exist.

Community & Widows

Community & Widows

- John B. Freemason

I have found Masons to be very loving and caring. Not only for Brothers but the community and widows of passed Brothers. I also have found that Masonry is very spiritually based, more so than any other organization I have ever been involved in. I mean this in a loving respect and not judgmental. I really enjoy my experience and am excited to continue my education and experience.


Save the Date!

Monday, February 20, 2023, a Reenactment of the Cornerstone Dedication of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial will be held.  Please plan on attending this historic event!  More information is available here.

The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Constituted October 30, 1778

OUR MISSION is to teach and perpetuate a way of life that promotes the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God and to assist Lodges to grow and prosper.