The Grand Turk Masonic Lodge was opened in 1855 by the first president of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Mr. Fredrick Forth. Mr. Forth was a member and the Lodge was originally called the 'Turks Islands Forth Lodge'.
Frederick Henry Alexander Forth, the lodge's founder, was the first President of the Turks and Caicos Islands (or more accurately Council President). This was a short-lived post from 1848 to 1874. Afterwards, the duties of the president were taken over by the Governor of Jamaica, and after Jamaica's independence, the Governor of the Bahamas.
The lodge is subordinate to the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), which was formed by descent from the first Grand Lodge (founded in 1717).
Meetings at the lodge are closed to the public, although Freemasons who are members of a chaper in other countries may ask to attend meetings. There is the affiliated Caicos Islands Lodge, which meets at the Regent Village on Providenciales. The Freemason's Lodge is located on Front Street in Cockburn Town.
The old Masonic Lodge on Front Street, Cockburn Town.