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Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

A Pillar of American Heritage

Established in 1975 by the Scottish Rite Freemasons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library tells the story of Freemasonry and fraternalism in the context of American history. Unique in the nation, the Museum aims to be the “historical society” of American Freemasonry by collecting, preserving, interpreting and celebrating the history of fraternalism. We pay special attention to the history of the Scottish Rite and strive to serve the Masonic community.

When a Brother's journey is met with peril, every dollar donated to the Grand Almoner's Fund serves as a lifeline to help him overcome the challenges in his path. Whether it be a natural disaster or personal tragedy, the fund exists to make certain a helping hand is there in times of crisis providing immediate assistance for distressed Brothers and their families.

  • Museum Exhibitions

    The Museum holds more than 17,000 objects, forming one of the largest collections of American fraternal and Masonic material in the country. Currently on display, “The Masonic Hall of Fame: Extraordinary Freemasons in American History,” showcases inspiring Freemasons who have made a pround impact on their world and ours and introduces visitors to the history of Freemasonry in the United States.

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  • Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives

    With more than 60,000 books and over 2,000 cubic feet of archival materials, the Van Gorden-Williams Library & Archives is one of the premier repositories in the United States for the study of Freemasonry and fraternalism. It also serves as the institutional archives of the Museum and the Supreme Council, and its holdings include founding documents of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.

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  • Museum Membership

    The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library’s membership program helps us continue our proud tradition of telling the stories of our great country. By becoming a member, you support our ongoing mission: to engage and inspire, through our exhibitions, programs, and collections, a knowledge and appreciation of America’s history, heritage, culture, and traditions with a special focus on Freemasonry, and fraternalism.

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“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”

- Bro. Thurgood Marshall, 2022 Masonic Hall of Fame Inductee

Masonic History: Online and In Person

Walk through the halls of our latest exhibitions in Lexington, Massachusetts or explore our archives and online collections - the choice is yours!

The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library provides Scottish Rite members & the public alike with unique ways to learn about Freemasonry and its unique place in American history, from our Founding Fathers to the modern Masons of today -- there's something for everyone.

Visit us online at or call (781) 861-6559 for more information.

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Be a Part of History

When you become a Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library member, your tax-deductible membership dollars go directly towards the Museum’s operating expenses and helps us offer free admission year-round.

Discover all of the benefits available for members of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, from special programs to a Reciprocal membership at over 500 North American museums for members at the Contributor ($100) level. 

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