This is Ohio Freemasonry

When you join Freemasonry, you join a band of brothers stretching from coast to coast and beyond. Knock on any Lodge door and you will be welcomed by men who, although you’ve never met, you can be sure share your values. What’s more, you will begin the Craft of becoming the best version of yourself, and open endless doors of self-enrichment and charity.

Start your Masonic Journey

Complete the form below to receive more information on our great fraternity. You’ll receive a series of emails with details on how to become a Freemason in Ohio. If you know a Mason, we encourage you to reach out and talk with him about his experience as a Mason to see if it’s a right fit for you.

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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

What to expect on your journey

When you are ready, fill out the form above so that we can get in touch with you.

We will then set up a “get to know you” meeting. This is an opportunity for you to get to know your potential Brothers and for them to provide you with insight into what Ohio Freemasonry truly is. After the meeting you’ll have a better understanding of whether or not Freemasonry is for you. If you’re ready to continue in your Masonic journey you’ll be asked to fill out a petition and submit it to your local lodge.

Depending on the local lodge meeting schedule, the process detailed above could take up to six weeks. After that, becoming an Entered Apprentice, which is the first of the three levels of Masonry, will be worked out between you and the leader of your lodge, an elected official we call Worshipful Master.



Not from Ohio?

If you do not live in Ohio, please visit to find the Grand Lodge in your state.