Masonic Hall, New York City
Masonic Hall is located in the heart of the Flatiron district of Manhattan. There are two buildings that make up Masonic Hall. The 23rd Street building is largely commercial and the 24th Street building is largely devoted to masonic activities. Both are operated by the Trustees of the Masonic Hall and Home. Masonic Hall is home to the headquarters of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York and as well as the Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Library and Museum.
Tours of Masonic Hall have been suspended since the beginning of the COVID outbreak in New York. During this post COVID transitioning period, tours are now being scheduled by advance appointment only and are currently being offered only to the masonic community, including brother masons and their families. A request for a tour appointment should be made a week in advance, and at least 48 hours, before the requested tour date. Prior to commencement of a tour all visitors must be able to present evidence of full vaccination for the COVID virus.
Requests for tour appointments may be made for any day Monday-Sunday, at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. No appointments can be approved until the availability of a guide is confirmed.
During Christmas week and through New Year’s Day, from December 20-January 2, tour availability will be limited.
To schedule a tour or for further information, please e-mail the request to TourGuides@nymasons.org or call the Masonic Hall Tours Committee at (212) 337-6602.
You are also welcome to visit our renown Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library and Museum located on the 14th Floor of the Grand Lodge Building. For further information about hours of operation and to make inquiries about the collection, please call the Library & Museum at (212) 337-6620 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Library & Museum Hours:
Monday 8:30 – 4:30
Tuesday 12 – 8
Wednesday 8:30 – 4:30
Thursday 12 – 8
Friday 8:30 – 4:30
You are encouraged to visit the crown jewel of Freemasonry in New York State which includes the Masonic Care Community, The Neighborhoods at Acacia Village, and the Masonic Medical Research Institute at the Masonic Campus located at 2150 Bleecker Street, Utica, New York, 13501. Arrangements for free public tours of our facilities may be made with the contact individuals listed here.
We also wish to invite you to visit our Masonic Youth Camp at Round Lake affectionately known as Camp Turk located at Woodgate, New York 13494 U.S.A. Camp Turk is open every summer with three weeks reserved for the girls and three weeks for the boys. It is situated on 1,600 acres of woodland within the Adirondack Park Preserve. Campers have the option to participate in more than 32 supervised activities.
Ms. Mollie A. Denslow
P.O. Box 132 / Boonville, New York 13309
(315) 942-6716 / (315) 392-2081
George Washington Masonic Historic Site: DeWint House
You are also welcome to visit our Brother George Washington Masonic Historic Site at Tappan, New York. Free Public Tours are available of this Revolutionary War Headquarters of Brother & General George Washington. For information, please call or write the Superintendent, Right Brother Harold B. Jones at: The George Washington Masonic Historic Site 20 Livingston Avenue Tappan, New York 10983-2408 U.S.A. Telephone: (914) 359-1359
Historic Masonic Bible of Saint John’s Lodge
Lastly, but certainly not least, we invite you to view the display of the historic Masonic Bible of our Saint John’s Lodge No. One, on which the father of our country, Brother George Washington, took his oath of office as President of the United States of America on April 30, 1789. This precious Masonic and National Treasure is frequently on display at Federal Hall located on Wall Street, New York City.
This King James version Masonic Bible has been subsequently used at the Inaugurations of Presidents Warren G. Harding in 1921, Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953, Jimmy Carter in 1977, and George H.W. Bush in 1989. The Masonic Bible was brought to Washington, DC to be used at the Inauguration of President George W. Bush, but due to inclement weather another Bible was substituted. For further information about the Masonic Bible of St. John’s Lodge No. One, please visit the website at www.stjohns1.org.