Where Men Build


Welcome to the

Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York


Masons by choice.
Brothers for Life.

The Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of New York State brings men of integrity together in brotherhood. Our common bond is the shared belief that every man can—and should—step into his best self and make a difference in the lives of others. We are not a charity, but, as an organization of righteous men, we are highly charitable.

As Freemasons, we believe in:


Fraternity is our backbone and our lifeline. We sustain each other with unwavering support, push each other toward excellence, and embrace our many differences.


We seek growth as individuals and as brothers. Acts of charity, community service, and good deeds are expressions of our love for humanity and a path to self-improvement.


Wisdom is a precursor to excellence. We openly exchange ideas to gain the knowledge we need to be better leaders, community members, and countrymen.

Global reach.
Local impact.

The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York belongs to the global network of Freemasons—the largest and oldest fraternal order in the world. We are the administrative body that oversees more than 500 Masonic lodges across New York State. Every state in the U.S., the District of Columbia, and many countries around the world have their own sovereign and independent Grand Lodge that presides over Freemasonry in their respective jurisdiction.