Masonic Lodge

The Grand Masonic Lodge of Freemasonry will host an open house at all Masonic lodges throughout Rhode Island on Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The statewide open house is being held in conjunction with Masonic open houses throughout New England on the same day as part of a program initiated to help raise community awareness of Freemasonry and give visitors an opportunity to learn about Freemasonry’s history and the role it has today.

On Aquidneck Island, there are two masonic lodges;

1 – St. Paul’s Lodge No.14  152 Wyatt Rd.  Middletown, RI 02842 (401) 846-6603

2 – St. Johns Lodge No.1 Newport 81 Sprague St. Portsmouth, RI 02871 (401) 683-0231


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