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House of the Temple

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1733 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3103
+1 202-232-3579
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Fun visit.

Great architecture and statuary. America's first free library. Learn about Freemasons. Probably... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2014
Shadow010
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San Francisco, CA
Masonic temple

The House of the Temple is a Masonic temple. The architecture is inspired in one of the Seven... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2014
HelenaGuerra
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1733 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3103
Dupont Circle
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great architecture and statuary. America's first free library. Learn about Freemasons. Probably the world's most important Masonic building.

1  Thank Shadow010
Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

The House of the Temple is a Masonic temple. The architecture is inspired in one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It's a massive building with a peculiar style for DC. From outside it's not very interesting.

1  Thank HelenaGuerra
Reviewed March 28, 2014

The House of the Temple will be most interesting if you and/or your family are at all involved with the Freemasonic fraternity (Free & Accepted Masons). It will be a mind blower if you have had no preparation for just how integral the organization has...More

5  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Myself, my sons and teenage granddaughters went to the Temple not knowing what to expect of the tour. A well versed young woman was our guide and she gave a detailed tour with historical background. The architecture is beautiful, not overly ornate but all beautifully...More

3  Thank Mc335
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Someone said you should go here for the insides are beautiful and the craftmanship is amazing all of which is true. The tour guide was quite informative and you can take one anytime you show up which is helpful when you don't want to wait...More

2  Thank Peter B
Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Maybe it was because we had just seen the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia but this temple was just okay. The architecture was nice but the rooms weren't decorated as grandly as the temple in Philly. We had to wait a long time for our tour...More

Thank iLive4Adventuring
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The temple was gorgeou. The interior of the Temple, the architecture and the people were great. the Temple gets an overall awesome awesome awesome awesome !!! A must see..... !!!!!

1  Thank Kletsel21
Reviewed April 6, 2013

The temple is a beautiful building with interesting history and architecture. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the information fun. We had the place to ourselves and we were bale to take great pictures and spend some time in the library. This is...More

2  Thank JGallagher28
Reviewed March 11, 2013

In town for a Geocaching event that the House of the Temple hosted. Very nice and friendly. beautiful building full of symbolism and history.

Thank Atlasymm
Reviewed February 25, 2013

There is a lot to see in DC and unless you are a big Dan Brown fan you might not know about this one. Even in a city with impressive monuments It's a spectacular building with an amazing history. The staff do a great job...More

Thank Jon K
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