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We are the Freemasons

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 sev­er­al dif­fer­ent reli­gions, but they all believe in God the Cre­ator.



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.




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