About Us

What is Freemasonry?

Freemasonry is a fraternal organization, where men can regularly come together to enjoy each other’s company.  We are known for making good men better and encourage our members to improve themselves intellectually and spiritually, all in a fun and fulfilling environment.

Although, Freemasonry has many influences, we can trace our origins to the medieval stone masons, who at the time were among the few capable of producing great works through their use of mathematics, physics and geometry.  We use the tools of these craftsmen today as symbols to teach moral lessons.  You may already be familiar with the Square and Compasses that can be seen over the threshold of Masonic Buildings in towns throughout New Jersey.

As a Freemason, you will not only make new friends in your own community, but should you have the opportunity to travel, you will have friends ready to welcome you in Lodges throughout the state, the country and the world.

About Our Lodge’s Beginnings

USS New Jersey Lodge No. 62 was formed from a consolidation of Ionic Lodge No. 94, Trimble Lodge No. 117, and Universal Lodge No. 216.

About Our Lodge’s Name

USS New Jersey Lodge No. 62 Free & Accepted Masons is named after the USS New Jersey (BB-62), a highly decorated US Naval Battleship, that is currently located on the Delaware River in Camden County, New Jersey and open to the public as a museum.

Our Meetings

Our Lodge holds Regular Communications on the 3rd Monday of every month, except July and August. Emergent Communications are held on 4th Mondays. Our meetings take place at:

Merchantville Masonic Temple
6926 Park Avenue [map]
Pennsauken, NJ 08109