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House of the Temple

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Great & Glorious Living History

We had our fellows weekend at the Temple. I love the Masonic hospitality and the grand feel of this... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
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Intro to the Scottish Masons 101

Not a mason? Most Americans are not. Read about the masons as founding fathers? Most Americans... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1733 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3103
Dupont Circle
+1 202-232-3579
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We had our fellows weekend at the Temple. I love the Masonic hospitality and the grand feel of this place -- Great Historic Experience -- The Grand Commander is an incredible speaker — Overall an incredible Masonic experience, I will definitely return to learn more....More

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Reviewed July 14, 2018

Not a mason? Most Americans are not. Read about the masons as founding fathers? Most Americans studied this in history class, Here's your chance Monday to Thursday to tour the first mason lodge and learn a bit of history. Beautiful building too

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Reviewed June 13, 2018

First things first: the website does not list specific tour times, and the sign posted on the door with tour times did not match what actually occurred the day we visited, and in fact they closed early that day. We were lucky and could join...More

1  Thank jameskul
Reviewed October 12, 2016

The House of the Temple is located at the corner of 16th St. and S St. NW not far from DuPont Circle area. The official name on the wall is "Home of The Supreme Council, 33°'. The building was modeled after the tomb of Mausolus...More

2  Thank Prawet J
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Website says temple opens at 9.00 but when we went there they informed us that the tours start at 10.30 and can not let us in till then. We been informed that the tours are at 10.30,11.30 and 13.00. When we showed up at 11.30...More

1  Thank Guler A
Reviewed August 3, 2016

The exterior is pretty impressive (modeled on the ancient Mausoleum at Halicarnassus) but the interior is even more over-the-top, with lots of highly-polished marble and elaborate decoration. Most of the building is not air-conditioned but is still pretty tolerable in the Washington heat. Tour guide...More

1  Thank mn_daytrip
Reviewed May 27, 2016

Good for anyone involved in Freemasonry, people curious about Freemasonry, or just love beautiful architecture. Free guided tour given by an intern. He/she will show you the architecture and explain why the building was built the way it was. Everything was built with a purpose...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Whether you are a Freemason or not, this temple is awesome. We took the guided tour and were impressed around every turn. Each room was more awesome than the last. There is history to be learned here. The large entry hall at the beginning of...More

Thank james628
Reviewed May 13, 2016

What a stunning temple! The craftsmanship is outstanding. We took a free tour throughout the entire temple. They allow you amazing access considering the private nature of the Masons. Just beautiful!

1  Thank dvelez3329
Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

When we arrived with no previous agenda, they offered a free guided tour. The person was very well informed and the tour very interesting. The building is amazing and worth it the visit. Very recommended.

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