Valley of Columbia

The Columbia Scottish Rite Center

Columbia Scottish Rite is part of the greater family of Masonic organizations that provide an opportunity for men, women, and youth to enjoy fellowship, serve their communities, and deepen their understanding of life.

Freemasonry is the world’s largest and oldest fraternal organization. Based on metaphors derived from the traditions of the men who built the great cathedrals of Europe, Masonry imparts its teachings through a series of degrees.

The Scottish Rite is one of the two branches of Freemasonry in which a Master Mason may proceed after he has completed the three degrees of Symbolic or Blue Lodge Masonry. The other branch is known as the York Rite, consisting of Royal Arch Masons, Royal and Select Masters and the Knights Templar.

Masonry is open to honest men of good will who express a sincere desire to deepen their relationship with their fellow men and with God. If you would like to learn more about the Masonic journey, we invite you to explore the links on this page or contact our office.

Driving Directions

From Aiken, SC (64.1 miles)

  • Take I-20 East to Exit 61 – Highway 378
  • Exit 61 toward West Columbia
  • Go 2.1 miles and turn right onto I-26 East
  • Go 5.6 miles and merge onto I-77 North – Exit 116
  • Take Exit 9A and turn right at stop light
  • Scottish Rite Center is on the left

From Myrtle Beach, SC (149.5 miles)

  • Take US 501 to SC 576
  • Take SC 576 to I-20
  • Take I-20 West to Exit 76A
  • Take I-77 South to Exit 9A
  • Turn right at the stop sign
  • Scottish Rite Center is on the left

From Charleston, SC (115.3 miles)

  • Take I-26 West to Exit 116
  • Merge onto I-77 North
  • Take Exit 9A and turn right at stop light
  • Scottish Rite Center is on the left

From Rock Hill, SC (70.9 miles)

  • Take I-77 South to Exit 9A
  • Turn right at the stop sign
  • Scottish Rite Center is on the left

From Florence, SC (82.1 miles)

  • Take I-20 West to Exit 76A
  • Take I-77 South to Exit 9A
  • Turn right at the stop sign
  • Scottish Rite Center is on the left

From Sumter, SC (37.9 miles)

  • Take US 378 to Columbia
  • Scottish Rite Center is on the right just before I-77

From Greenville, SC (114.9 miles)

  • Take I-385 South to I-26 East
  • Take I-26 East to Exit 116
  • Merge onto I-77 North
  • Take Exit 9A and turn right at stop light
  • Scottish Rite Center is on the left