What is the Scottish Rite

The Scottish Rite is an appendant body of the Masonic Fraternity chartered in Indianapolis in 1863. It confers the 4th through the 32nd degree upon a Master Mason desirous of continuing his Masonic education. 32nd Degree Freemasons believe in personal honor, principle, moral and ethical behavior, and setting a good example. We believe that character does matter.

The Valley of Indianapolis hosts numerous events for members and their guests and has an extensive charitable outreach, including sponsoring a learning center for dyslexic children.

Complimentary guided tours of the Cathedral are available for individuals and local community groups. This magnificiant example of neo-gothic architecture remains the largest building in the United States devoted to Freemasonry, and the National Register of Historic Places listed it starting in 1983. The main tower rises 212 feet and contains a 54-bell carillon. Banquet, wedding, and meeting facilities are available


If you are a Master Mason and would like to learn more about becoming a member of the Scottish Rite, this video will describe the many benefits of membership as told by our members.

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If you would like to learn more about becoming a Freemason, this video will introduce you to the Fraternity.

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650 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Telephone: 317-262-3100
Toll Free: 800-489-3579, ext 244
E-mail: membership@aasr-indy.org