The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, Ancient and Accepted Masons was erected in 1733. It is the third oldest Grand Lodge in the world and the oldest Grand Lodge in the Western Hemisphere.
The District Grand Lodge at the Panama Canal, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, oversees a district located in the Republic of Panama of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, having a District Grand Master appointed by the Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts, and other Grand Officers, some elected and some appointed by the District Grand Master. The Masters and Wardens of the four constituent lodges of the district are members of the District Grand Lodge as are current officers and certain past officers who are designated as Permanent Members.
The Lodges composing the district are Sojourners Lodge, Ancon Lodge, Eloy Alfaro Lodge and Gatun Lodge.