The Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, better known as the Grotto, is an organization open to members of the Masonic Fraternity. Often referred to as the “playground of Freemasonry,” the Grotto provides a social element to its members, with sympathy and good fellowship being the key tenets of the organization.

The Colonial Grotto Association was formed in 2014 to bring together the Grottoes operating in the in the Eastern United States. The Association was originally conceived by members of Abaca, Azim, Samis, and Ubar Grottoes at a joint meeting held at the home of Samis Grotto in Richmond, VA. Since its formation, the organization has had one goal in mind – provide support for its member Grottoes and create regional opportunities for sympthay and good fellowship.

Membership in the association is entirely voluntary and open to any Grotto that meets within a State that was part of the original 13 Colonies. If your Grotto is eligible and would like to become a member, send us a note with the Contact form and we’ll be in touch!


The Colonial Grotto Association is currently composed of five Grottoes:

Abaca Grotto – Fredericksburg, VA
Azim Grotto – New York, NY
Samis Grotto – Richmond, VA
Tri-Po-Bed Grotto – Poughkeepsie, NY
Ubar Grotto – Elizabethtown, PA