The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum in Lexington was established in 1975, and tells the story of Freemasonry and fraternalism in the context of American history.
The museum actually aims to be the "historical society" of American Freemasonry as it collects, preserves, interprets and celebrates the history of fraternalism - and is unique to the nation!
The collection within the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum is vast, with over 17,000 objects in its collection!
There are changing exhibitions so you can always so and explore something new. Topics all relate to Freemasonry and American history, and paired with attending their lectures, gallery talks, and workshops, really can foster a deeper appreciation of the collections!
A unique and fascinating exploration into a rich part of America's history and present, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum also has online exhibitions if you want to explore their collection before your visit!
Grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit
The Heritage Shop offers a wide range of merchandise related to American history and culture. Whether you are interested in children's toys and games, books for all ages, greeting cards or gifts such as jewelry and clothing, the Heritage Shop has it all.
The museum offers guided tours of any current exhibition in our galleries. Cost: $6 per person for 60-minute tour.
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