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Masonic Temple

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A unique, overlooked gem.

Lavish, over-the-top decor and a lingering sense of mystery makes this a memorable tour. Your guide... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
A surprise!

We went with friends to learn more about the Masons and were surprised by this elaborate temple. I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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"The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania" is an example of elegant architecture. Inside, the lodge is adorned with lovely artwork.
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1 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lavish, over-the-top decor and a lingering sense of mystery makes this a memorable tour. Your guide may not reveal much, and you will not be allowed to linger, but the opulence of this place is impressive.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AndreaSzy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with friends to learn more about the Masons and were surprised by this elaborate temple. I still don't know much about the Masons, but it seems to me that if one of their goals was to help people, they should have spent less...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rozmova5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tour was very useful. Visiting every room is important, you get to appreciate the design & art, besides the architecture of this grand building. There are three floors to cover in the tour. This is a must see attraction in Philadelphia for visitors...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank YatriForever
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia is a spectacular statement to the lost art of architectural plaster work. Call the Temple and reserve a tour, which is the only way to gain entry into this goldmine of awe. Each room in this building tells a story...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LisetteT
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We weren't able to visit it, but just to photograph this building is amazing. The different angles and light this building creates is cool.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jarred_Landry
Reviewed 8 February 2019

We took the 1:00 tour expecting it to last about 45 minutes, but it lasted well over an hour, and it was excellent. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and personable and happy to answer all our questions. The building itself is spectacular. The architecture...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Virginia Y
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

So on a layover I had the fortune of walking by and noticing I could partake of the 3pm tour on a Saturday of the Grand Masonic Temple in downtown Philly. The outside of the building is very simple and unassuming, but that is the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 922erikj
Reviewed 16 January 2019

I lived in Philadelphia for decades before I happened to attend an event here, during which I took a tour. I now include it in every recommended itinerary. It's a fascinating building, with extravagant themed meeting rooms, and a very interesting story about the masons....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank skcoa2018
Reviewed 15 January 2019

We took the 6th and last in the day of guided tours provided by gentlemen members of the Lodge. We could go,again! The physical spaces are extraordinary and to think the architect was only 27 when he won the design prize! Our guide had many...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TzarinaRosina
Reviewed 15 January 2019

This place is the hidden gem in Philly. You will find it hard to believe what these Laborers did to build this place!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Herbert Daniel T
7 May 2018|
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Response from bernardos539 | Reviewed this property |
This guide will ask for any person with difficulties with stair. They have and elevator available for such cases. Even at the main entrance they have a wheel chair lift.
9 November 2017|
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Response from Jed3 | Reviewed this property |
Google "Masonic temple Philadelphia" and then click on Admission fees. There is a range of admission fees.
26 April 2017|
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Response from NataliaMFortLee_NJ | Reviewed this property |
It is very difficult to find a free parking in this area. Paid parking garages are available throughout the center parts of Philadelphia though.