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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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Stunning Building; Enlightening Tour

This imposing National Historic Landmark stands across the street from City Hall and serves as the headquarters for the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. The building, which opened in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This imposing National Historic Landmark stands across the street from City Hall and serves as the headquarters for the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. The building, which opened in 1873, shows off Medieval Norman style and is an architect buff's delight. Public tours (fee required) take place a few times daily. I went on one in mid-afternoon and was amazed at... More 

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Brockville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Whether you're a Mason or not, touring the Temple is a great experience. You start the tour in the museum, and go through many areas of the temple - numerous Lodge rooms, the Banquet Hall, etc., before returning to the museum. The guide was very knowledgeable and took the time to debunk some common Masonic myths. You are permitted to... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

So, no, you're not going to see mysterious plots and such. What you will see is an amazingly ibeautiful building, one with seven meeting rooms sumptuously decorated to different themes. The tour takes about half an hour and is well-worth the money. A small but interesting museum is also open, with such things as George Washington's own Masonic apron. Beautiful... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

After years of wanting to visit the Masonic Temple, I finally saw it...and it was amazing. The museum and library has a great collection of masonic history. The tour is great and the guides ( all masons) are knowledgable and on-point. All employees at the temple do a wonderful job of welcoming brothers and non-brothers alike.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The docent on the tour was very knowledgable and a Mason. I was very surprised to learn that there were a lot of Presidents that were Masons. The design of the interior space was very impressive.

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jo913
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My Dads family were Masons, so I just had to see this building. Every room was different and so very pretty. A must see attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Open for directed tours this Philadelphia landmark is unrivaled. Room after room is more stunning than the last. One of my favorites was the Egyptian hall. However the portraits of Washington & Franklin both Grand Masters of the Philadelphia Lodge are interesting. And spend some extra time in the Library the rare artifacts are very telling. Last tour is at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Astounding architecture and a cornerstone to the history of the city...and country. Truly worth the visit.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The building is steeped in history the architecture is beautiful. Every temple has the same setup but with different themes. The Egyptian temple was magnificent. Our tour guide, John, was pleasant and answered all questions. We were given plenty of time in each rom to take pictures. But you have to take them while the pre-recorded tour is running. Can't... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This place offers a variety of many different themed temples/shrines within the building. It's quite an extensive tour but very educational.

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