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Address: 1 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520
Phone Number: 215-988-1917
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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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Gorgeous Building, must see if you have a Masonic interest

We were fortunate to catch the last tour of the day on a recent visit to Philadelphia. The architecture is exquisite and the guides are very knowledgeable sharing their Masonic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Saskatchewan Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were fortunate to catch the last tour of the day on a recent visit to Philadelphia. The architecture is exquisite and the guides are very knowledgeable sharing their Masonic history. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in the Masonic traditions or if you want to know what this fellowship is all about. Cost is very reasonable and... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the greatest building in the city. Although I have no idea what it does, but it never fails to capture my eyes every time I look from elsewhere into this area.

Thank Knight298570
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The architecture is amazing, and you do learn about the Mason's. However, you only learn what they think is ok for the public to know. It turkey is a secrete society.

Thank Ginny L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have always had a fascination with freemasonry. The tour through the Masonic temple was neat as each room was based on a different theme. The tour guide was great about answering any and all questions that we had. He was very knowledgeable. After talking to the tour guide, he informed me they have an early print of the Book... More 

Thank jonhansen11
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour of this building is a education in architectural design as well as Masonic History. The lodge rooms are large and spectacular. Each is of a specific theme: Corinthian, Egyptian, Oriental, Ionic, Norman and so on. The floating stairway is unique for this period of construction. Guides are knowledgeable and friendly. Located directly across from Philadelphia City Hall allowing... More 

Thank Marvin G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A docent will take the viewer through seven rooms all with different architecture and design symbols. Fascinating and beautiful with some history of the Masons provided while on walking tour.

Thank 230ericaf
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a tour and were very impressed with the information about 'The Masons', as well as, the beautiful rooms. We're going to take our houseguest next month. Oh, bring you camera. You're gonna want to show some photos of this place!

Thank pachachuck
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lived here for decades but finally visited with out of town guest as our excuse. Sorry to have put it off so long. Exquisite building. Great guide led us through the various themed meeting rooms, and to admire artifacts and art work in abundance. A city treasure -- and just across the street from City Hall. (A tour of that... More 

Thank MissElegance
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This structure was built in 1873, before Philadelphia's City Hall, which is directly across the street. It majesty, grandeur and presence are the perfect compliment to Freemasonry and what it stands for. It is meticulously maintained; there is not a light bulb out nor a cigarette butt on the sidewalk. One could spend hours in here touring the rooms and... More 

Thank Henry J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Gorgeous building and would love to see the interior one day. There is not public access and I believe is only accessible by members. Great photo op!

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