Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest fraternal organization. As Freemasons we live by an ethical and moral code that distinguishes us and creates an atmosphere where friendship and understanding can grow among men of every religion, race and culture. This is the public website of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Rhode Island. If you're interested in our lodges and considering an application to join, please email us at providing your name, ZIP and a phone number.

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Rhode Island DeMolay Boys
DeMolay was started in 1919, and since that time over 4 million young men have joined.  Today there are about 1500 chapters, located in  the United States, Canada and sixteen other countries.

Rhode Island Rainbow Girls
The Rhode Island Grand Assembly is a proud member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls – a non-profit youth group that teaches girls what matters most – leadership, confidence, and citizenship.

Masonic Youth Foundation

Rhode Island York Rite Family

Scottish Rite Valley of Providence

Rhode Island Shriners

Masonic Medical Research Laboratory
The Masonic Medical Research Laboratory (MMRL) is an internationally recognized biomedical research institute.  For its size, there are few institutes worldwide whose cutting edge research is as productive and influential in the field of experimental cardiology.
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Youth Organizations

While there are several youth organizations sponsored or supported by the various Masonic organizations, the largest and best known are The Order of DeMolay and The International Order of Rainbow for Girls.

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Organization of Freemasonry

Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organization for men in the world, and its organizational structure shows its age. The basic organizational unit of the      fraternity is the lodge. We believe the term comes from the lodges (shelters) constructed at the building sites of cathedrals and castles during the Middle Ages. Masons worked and lived in these shelters.

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