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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
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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This is such a hidden gem! The history in the museum is lengthy and informative. The rooms are what will leave you speechless. The colors and ornate decor get more impressive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is such a hidden gem! The history in the museum is lengthy and informative. The rooms are what will leave you speechless. The colors and ornate decor get more impressive with each successive room. The themes range from Egyptian to Grecian to Biblical. All spectacular. The grandeur is unimaginable. Make time to visit this gem.

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Lithonia, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Absolutely beautiful structure. I've never seen a Masonic Temple so beautiful. The architecture is stunning.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Masonic Temple has a guided tour. It lasts 45 minutes or so. You go from room to room and hear a recored message about the design and decor of the room and then you can ask the guide questions. The rooms all have a theme. It was very interesting to see.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Aside from London, this is the most impressive masonic temple I have seen. They do have limited tours and would recommend it if it fits your schedule (free for masons).

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

They say it is one of the "Wonders of the Masonic World" However, that may be an understatement. The exterior is lovely, but overshadowed by neighboring City Hall. Each interior room is a different style of architecture, and they're all magnificent. There's Oriental, Gothic, Ionic, Egyptian, Norman, Renaissance, and Corinthian Halls. Tours are mandatory.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The building is great but is somewhat upstaged by City Hall across the street. Both were built (started) around the same time. But the real treat is inside. You must arrange a free tour. The building is designed by masons and plasterers to create fantastic giant ceremonial rooms in completely different historical architectural styles. There is an interesting museum which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This by far was our favorite thing in Philadelphia! The craftsmanship, the artistry, the symbolism, and history of this place is incredible!

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We didn't have time to wait for the next tour but we did have a long chat to the gentleman who was sitting at the door selling tickets for the tours. It certainly was very interesting listening to the history of the masons. We did get to look inside the temple via the internet - there is certainly a lot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The people were extremely friendly and the place was beautiful. Much of the meaning behind the art and architecture was lost on me, but I'm sure someone who appreciates art more would love it. It's not free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We visited the Temple not knowing what to expect. We were blown away. One room was more fantastic than the other. This is a must-see while visiting Philadelphia.

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Additional Information about Masonic Temple

Address: 1 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520
Phone Number: 215-988-1917
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
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

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