By Christopher Hodapp

Part of Freemasons For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The local Blue Lodge is the place where you and your Freemason neighbors begin your Masonic careers. A Blue Lodge is a lodge of Freemasons that confers the first three degrees:

  • 1º — Entered Apprentice

  • 2º — Fellow Craft

  • 3º — Master Mason

You can join other Masonic organizations to earn further degrees.