Welcome to the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of Virginia

The Grand Lodge of Virginia was formed in 1778, and consists of over 300 Masonic Lodges with over 33,000 members throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Freemasonry is a worldwide Fraternity of more than 4.7 million members. Many of our nations’s founding fathers were Masons, including thirteen signers of the Constitution. Fourteen U.S. Presidents beginning with George Washington who was a Virginia Mason, as were James Monroe, and William McKinley. Freemasons are from diverse religious, professional and political backgrounds.

Our Mission is to make good men better, 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.
Our Vision is to be the premier organization composed of men of integrity and character, who are honest, true to their word, have a belief in God, are devoted to family, charitable in their community, and courteous and helpful to each other.

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. 

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. In order to join our Fraternity, you must be a good man who has a belief in God. Our membership is open to men of all faiths, and of good character. You should read about becoming a Freemason and contact a Masonic Lodge near you about membership.


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Alan W. Adkins

Grand Secretary
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