National Heritage Museum

The National Heritage Museum was founded by the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Northern Jurisdiction of the United States as a gift to the nation on our country’s bicentennial. Located in Lexington, Massachusetts, it boasts one of the country’s finest collections of material and artifacts related to the history of American Freemasonry and fraternalism. The Museum also collects decorative arts, documents, artifacts, photographs and fine art related to American history—with particular attention to material related to Lexington around the time of the American Revolution. A schedule of changing exhibitions and programs, and virtual experiences, serve a broad audience.

The Van Gorden-Williams Library and Archives serves the Masonic community as a repository of the history of Freemasonry and as a research facility. It preserves Masonic and fraternal history in many formats, available to the public, to researchers, and to Masonic scholars. Its other major collecting area is American history.

The Museum and Library are open Wednesday-Saturday 10 AM - 4:30 PM . 

National Heritage Museum