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Address: 1 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520
Phone Number: 215-988-1917
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: "The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania" is an example of elegant architecture...
"The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania" is an example of elegant architecture. Inside, the lodge is adorned with lovely artwork.
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Very beautiful

Since we have visited Phily many times, we choose this place to visit thie time. We joined the guided tour and walked through the beautiful lodges. It was worth the visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Brooklyn, United States
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Brooklyn, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Since we have visited Phily many times, we choose this place to visit thie time. We joined the guided tour and walked through the beautiful lodges. It was worth the visit. Something unique and interesting.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is on of the best places in Philadelpha. Each of the room is unique decorated but all of them are beautiful. Be aware of a limited access.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you love a bit of history and more importantly curious about the masons, then this place could be a nice idea. I being intrigued with the topic found it unavoidable and it did give a good insight with the guided tour I took and can’t say that it was a waste of time because I saw and learnt quite... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The architectural interests in each room was interesting, especially considering they are virtually identically set up. The tour guide wasn't especially interested or interesting.

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New York
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153 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You can only get access through a tour that they offer, so make sure to plan your day accordingly. The $10 fee is definitely worth the price to see the beauty of the temple and get to know a little about the group. NOTE: if you are interested in learning more about the Free Masons, do some research before hand... More 

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Miami, Florida
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31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The temple is beautiful and loaded with America Masonic history. It is worth a visit for anyone interested in history and architecture. They offer a guided tour on certain days and is worth the small fee to be guided through to understand the history of the Masons as well as the building.

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jo913
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Masons go back in my Dad's side of the family, so for him, I had yo see it. It was so beautiful. All the different kinds of rooms, and they still have lots of Lodge meetings there too. Really something to see as part of 'old' Philly'

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

As a newly raised mason, one of the main things I wanted to do on a surprise trip to Philadelphia was go to the Masonic temple. I was astounded by the beauty, detail, and charm of the structure. You could literally feel the history of Freemasonry in Pennsylvania around you. I fully recommend everyone to go here and see this... More 

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It's the Grand lodge of Pennsylvania masons. I was raised to the third degree,the master mason about nine years ago in this building. It is loaded with symbolic metaphors and sacred meanings. The Masonic message is the same as the Bible's. Its about love for one another

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Philadelphia, PA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not many people know about this gem of a place, definitely worth a tour to learn a little about this secretive society and to see the impressive interior, each room/hall decorated in distinctively different style.

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