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Address: 1 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520
Phone Number: 215-988-1917
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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"The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania" is an example of elegant...

"The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania" is an example of elegant architecture. Inside, the lodge is adorned with lovely artwork.

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Fantastic Examples of 7 Different Styles of Architecture

Put your own beliefs regarding the Mason aside (if they are negative) and see this most wonderful building. The architecture is world famous and students from all over come to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Helen L

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Put your own beliefs regarding the Mason aside (if they are negative) and see this most wonderful building. The architecture is world famous and students from all over come to see the magnificent lodge rooms. The lavishly decorated rooms include gilding and rich details related to each period of architecture and design. Styles include: Egyptian. Ionic, Corinthian, Doric, and 3... More 

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Thank Helen L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

With all the intriguing books written about one of the oldest brotherhoods it was interesting to glimpse at what's in their lodge. The temple itself is full of history and the tour gave a bit of history of each of its rooms. The tour lasted an hour and I think it was too short to absorb everything so I wouldn't... More 

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Thank shqu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We went there but couldn't go in because their hours are different than what this website says. I'll upload the correct one.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Coming from Europe it is always a bit surprising and intriguing for me to see Masonic buildings or signs on display since I have always had the impression that any Masonic thing was meant to be secret. This temple seemed particularly massive and impressive from outside, though I found it ugly on a pure aesthetic point of view. It was... More 

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Queens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Just walking by left such a lasting impression. Not knowing too much about Masonic Temples (although my father is a mason), the architect of this church is phenomenal from the curb. Had it been opened to the public, I would've loved to had gone inside. It was appreciated to simply get to see as one of Philly's wonderful landmarks for... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This building is conveniently located across from the beautiful City Hall and Love Park. If you appreciate historic buildings, this is a must see. You do not have to be a member of the Masonic fraternity to enjoy it. There are several meeting rooms on tour, each with a different motif, for example, Gothic Hall, Egyptian, Greek, and others, all... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This building across from City Hall has impressive architecture and history. It's not commonly visited by tourists so is not over crowded. A great place to learn about the free masons and the secret society.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Tours at 11am and 3pm If i recall correctly. This is worth a look whether you are interested in the history of the masons or you love excellent art and architecture. The location is a little dicy and i found being shouted at on my way over by the poor mentally ill homeless people that get no care or have... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Mason or not its worth a visit into this historic building to learn about Masonry from the helpful staff. Mason's have played a large role in American history and visiting the Masonic Hall in the USA first capital is worth it. amazing building and spectacular rooms. You can ask plenty of questions throughout the tour.

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Thank Gordon N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

If you are aware of the Masons, then you must visit this place. The place won't reveal much about the masons or how they work or their beliefs but the guided tour would show your around the temple, explain each room, the chairs and the architechture. A very good place to spend an afternoon. Student discount: yes Close to downtown:... More 

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