Masonic Temple

Masonic Temple, Philadelphia

Masonic Temple
4.5
Libraries • Religious Sites
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
"The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania" is an example of elegant architecture. Inside, the lodge is adorned with lovely artwork.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: City Center West
How to get there
  • City Hall (Philadelphia) • 2 min walk
  • 15th St • 3 min walk
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hrobinson1114
Hopkinsville, KY2,411 contributions
Gorgeous unique architecture
Oct 2021 • Solo
As our tour guide said, there are no secrets in the Free Masons. Everything can be found on the internet, as secrets were sold out long ago. But this is still an interesting tour, with the ability to ask questions of an active free mason. From what I’ve read, Philadelphia has one of the largest and grandest free mason temples in the world, and the tour makes that easy to believe.

You get to view the gorgeous, intricate rooms used by the masons, all with their own intricate, colorful architecture.

Tours are 15 dollars (discounts for special groups are available).

Right in central Philadelphia, so you could make a day of it—see the Masonic temple, PAFA, city hall, and multiple other main city attractions are just a mile or two away.
Written 2 October 2021
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Mitchell S
Bethesda, MD489 contributions
WHo knew?
Aug 2021
Very close to City Hall, guessing this is an under visited building. Room after themed room, we were impressed and surprised. This boys club has a lot of history.
Written 9 August 2021
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MilwaukeeMom35
15 contributions
History and architecture nerds must see, just beautiful!
Aug 2021 • Family
This is not a church, although it looks like a sanctuary. If you love architecture and buildings you must not miss this. Not too much walking, the tour is all in one building and you can sit in every room. The temperature was cool as the a/c was on full blast. Amazing tour guide, very knowledgeable. I love history and this place is amazing. Do not miss!
Written 5 August 2021
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red10dc
Indianapolis, IN42 contributions
Great value - do it!
Jul 2021
Wow! The architecture and design is amazing and the tour is very thorough. Tour is just over an hour. Do make sure to finish all food and drinks beforehand - they are very strict, with good reason because of the priceless nature of everything. The tour even held the attention of my elementary age kids. A unique thing to see!
Written 26 July 2021
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kenracine
Racine, WI146 contributions
temple
Jun 2021
It is a very beautiful building on the outside. The statue outside is also very historical. A great stop.
Written 12 June 2021
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Phillip
Chicago, IL144 contributions
Well worth visiting
May 2021
Great mix of architecture styles over the 7 lodge rooms that we viewed. Well worth the hour tour and great pictures to get. History of the building is fascinating and our guide was very knowledgeable.
Written 30 May 2021
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D&DWoods
Denver, Colorado39 contributions
I found this tour very interesting and pleasing.
May 2021
You see about seven rooms, each decorated in a different theme or time period. The building is very lovely and something you do not see often. It was also informative to learn more about the Masons. Do not miss the museum at the end of the tour. Amazing artifacts and stories!
Written 12 May 2021
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
Great architect with many years of history
Sep 2020
A beautiful building with a variety of styles. Unfortunately the day I went, the tour was suspended so I enjoy walking around and taking photos of the building. Great Philadelphia historic place worth some photos. It is located just across the street from the City Hall Square, close to the Convention Center and Chinatown.
Written 29 September 2020
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Davin D
San Antonio, TX867 contributions
Hundreds of years of history
Jul 2020
This is hundreds of years of history. It’s amazing that a Masonic Temple could be placed in such a prominent spot in such a prominent city. Go by and check it out even if you only look at the outside is amazing architecture.
Written 29 July 2020
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RWG19
Loveland, CO457 contributions
Beautiful Place
Mar 2020
Right next to the Notary Hotel and it is a stunning place. Tours are every hour on the hour and try to get there 10 minutes early.
Written 15 March 2020
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