Thank you for visiting the website of Perseverance Lodge No. 21 located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Brethren in our lodge have met in the Harrisburg area for the past 239 years. Indeed, our lodge is older than the Constitution of the United States. We practice the principles that make our country great — at Masonic lodges, all men are equal, regardless of income, race, or religion. There are over 13,000 lodges across the United States, and in most other developed countries. You’ll find one in most small towns, and large cities usually have several. You can travel almost any place in the world and find the warm hand of brotherhood extended to you.
Who Freemasons Are
Freemasonry is the oldest fraternity in existence. Good men throughout time have searched for how to become great and have landed on the doorstep of Masonry. Many of our nations’ early patriots were Freemasons, as well as thirteen signers of the Constitution and fourteen Presidents of the United States, beginning with George Washington.
Today, the more than four million Freemasons around the world come from virtually every occupation and profession. Within the Fraternity, however, they all meet as equals. They come from diverse political ideologies, but they meet as friends. They come from virtually every religious belief, but they all believe in One God.
Masonry and You
To become a better man, husband, and father. To the question that is often asked… “What’s the point in becoming a Mason?”, we answer: To become a better you. This is done through the never-ceasing pursuit of knowledge, brotherhood, and self-improvement. With a purpose like this, it is no surprise why so many great men throughout history have knocked on the doors of Freemasonry.
Masonry is the oldest fraternity in the world. In the U.S., many of the Founding Fathers were Masons, including Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. From presidents, astronauts, and sports heroes to carpenters, CEOs, and bus drivers, millions of Masons have made our country what it is today. As Masons, history, tradition, and pride are central concepts in our lives. For more information on how to become a Freemason and become a part of the oldest fraternity in existence, please navigate to the “How to Become a Mason” page.
Photo and video courtesy of PA Grand Lodge