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“A magnificient step back in time!” 5 of 5 stars
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Masonic Temple
1 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520
215-988-1917
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Ranked #36 of 555 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: "The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania" is an example of elegant architecture. Inside, the lodge is adorned with lovely artwork.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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“A magnificient step back in time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

The Masonic Temple is an amazing feat of old-school architecture, and if you take the tour, you understand and appreciate why the Freemasons cherish and protect their U.S. landmark meeting place, and continue to do so, since the 1870s. Well worth the visit.

Visited January 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Beautiful Architectural Gem well worth visiting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

This Temple is just beautiful! It is filled with incredible Architectural, art, and oh if the walls could talk! The tour guide was witty but kept information about the Masons to a minimum. The Painted murals in the Egyptian Room are especially breathtaking.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

This is awesomely beautiful place to visit.. located on the northern side of city hall, easy to get to via public transportation, and close to convention center.

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“Masonic Temple is wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

It is a must see if you come to Philadelphia. Need to register for a tour. This place cost A LOT of money when it was built and one room is better than the next - Egyptian room is fab.

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“A must see place for fellow travelers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Brethren, stop by and visit the Pennsylvania Masonic Temple and take the tour. It is worth it. Come and see paintings of George Washington and Ben Franklin in their Masonic gear.

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