We, the GWU Freemasons, declare our full solidarity with Ukraine and deplore that world peace is endangered.

As Winston Churchill once said:

"Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that any one who embarks on that strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter."

We are all in this together.

We have spoken.

To see what we have been up to, please visit the What's new section of our website


In a Nutshell

- We were founded in the 1970s by American and French Freemasons with the vision of becoming a truly North American Absolute Freedom                    of Conscience Obedience.
- We are all inclusive. Our moto is Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Harmony, Unity, Diversity. And we live by our word.
- We work in English and French (Montreal only), with the option of additional languages.
- We provide hybrid options for our meetings so that our members can attend remotely if they need to.
- We are members of CLIPSAS, an international Masonic association of over 100 masonic Grand Lodges with a seat at the EcoSoc committee of the      United Nations.
- We are active in fundraising to assist in relief of humanitarian disasters, such as in Ukraine and Mississippi. 
- We are building bridges across different Masonic Grand Lodges, jurisdictions, and associations worldwide.
- We have access to both the French Rite and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in English.
- We provide our members with the opportunity to explore the higher degrees in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.

So why us? 

- Because no matter your gender identity, your race, your sexual orientation, or your religion (or lack thereof), you are welcome among us if you are a      person of good report.
- Because we are not bound by bureaucracy so your input can make a difference. 
- Because we want to change the world. Not just talk about it.
- Because we can provide the esoteric guidance and the social discussions and actions necessary for the betterment of society.
- Because we are true to our hermetic roots but with an eye toward the 22nd century and beyond.
- Because we believe that there is strength in numbers.
- Because together we are smarter than each of us individually.

We encourage you to read the information provided on our whole website before making a decision.
Fees to join varies between lodges ranging from $95.00 to $600 and will not be paid before the day of initiation.


What is Freemasonry?

A community like no other, Continental Freemasonry is one of the world's oldest and largest secular fraternal organizations, whose members are concerned with moral and spiritual values. The Fraternity aims to unite all people of differing beliefs into a harmonious and productive community through the application of Masonic moral values and the practice of benevolence, intellectual development, and mutual respect.

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Who is Eligible?

We accept as candidates, any man, woman, or person of a different gender identity, any nationality, or ethnicity who is 21 years of age or older. We believe in complete freedom of conscience, democratic values. universal human rights, and we believe in the principles of Freemasonry as defined in the Anderson' Constitutions of 1723 and l'Appel de Strasbourg.

The candidates must be "free" of prejudice and dogma, and willing to commit to a lifelong search for the truth through constant reflection, introspection and altruism...  [more]

About George Washington Union

Throughout the year 1976 several American and French Freemasons were meeting in New York anticipating celebrating together the 200th anniversary of American Independence Day on July 4th. The French Freemasons were members of New York’s Lodge L’Atlantide which, since 1900, had been working under a charter from the Grand Orient de France. Later that same year, on December 10, 1976...  [more]