Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest and largest fraternal societies. It provides a code of living in today's society based on moral and ethical standards. Freemasonry is an organization of men who strive to live by the fundamental principles of integrity, goodwill and charity. It is a non-profit organization that is heavily involved in supporting charity and community service.
Freemasonry is a society that unifies men of high ideals, regardless of color, creed or worldly status.
It is largely believed by academics and scholars that Freemasonry formed out of medieval stonemasons' guilds. These guilds were responsible for designing and constructing glorious cathedrals and impressive castles. Masonry's formal organization began in 1717, when four lodges combined in London to create England's first Grand Lodge, which survives to this day. Masonic lodges can be found in almost every community throughout the United States and Brothers from all over the world are welcome into the lodges found spanning the entire geopgraphy of inhabitable Earth.
Annapolis Lodge No. 89 has been active in the Annapolis community for over 160 years. The Lodge was chartered on May 9, 1848 and is under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Maryland. The Annapolis Lodge No. 89 Temple is located on Conduit Street in historic downtown Annapolis.