Why be a Freemason?

Every man has his own reason for wanting to be a part of the greatest fraternity in the world. Regardless of your reason, you will benefit from membership because Freemasonry makes good men better. Look around our website and you will find much about our history, purpose, educational programs, character development, and charity. In today’s society, men lead busier lives than ever. Many Brothers find Lodge meetings to be an excellent “break from life,” where everyday troubles can be forgotten and Brotherhood prevails. Whatever your reason, Freemasonry has something to offer nearly every man. 


How to Join?

Entry into Freemasonry is not by invitation. You have to ask! 

There are few basic requirements to become a Freemason. You must: 

  • Be a man of at least 18 years of age;
  • Be of a good moral character and reputation;
  • Be under no restraint of liberty;
  • Have a belief in a “Supreme Being”;
  • Be of sound mind and memory;
  • Come to the doors of Freemasonry of your own free will and accord.

To Be One, Ask One! 

Do you know a Mason, a relative, friend, colleague, coworker, or acquaintance? Tell them you are interested in learning about Masonry. Most Masons will be more than happy to answer your questions, invite you to the Lodge and meet the “Brothers”. 

If you have greatness within you, achieving it in a team is much more effective.


You can also download our petition form and fill it out. Once filled out, you can mail it to us at:  

Hiram Lodge No. 18 
P.O. Box 526
Sandy Hook, CT 06482

Once we receive the form, we will contact you and proceed onto the next steps.


Already a Freemason?
If you would like to affiliate to Hiram Lodge No. 18, just download our affiliation form below and fill it out. Once filled out, you can either mail or bring it to our Lodge's Secretary.