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House of the Temple

1733 16th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-3103
+1 202-232-3579
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Great tour and history

This is a must for all Masonic brothers visiting the D.C. area, especially those members of the... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Pete Y
Wellington, Utah, Usa
via mobile
Iconic and historic landmark in the district

The House of the Temple is located at the corner of 16th St. and S St. NW not far from DuPont... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Prawet J
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 9 March 2017 via mobile

This is a must for all Masonic brothers visiting the D.C. area, especially those members of the Scottish Rite. The tour is of proper length and very detailed. The House of the Temple is beautiful inside and out and is a great place to learn...More

Thank Pete Y
Reviewed 12 October 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

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 31 August 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

Thank Guler A
Reviewed 4 August 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

Thank mn_daytrip
Reviewed 28 May 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

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 19 May 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 14 May 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!

Thank dvelez3329
Reviewed 2 February 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.

1  Thank Antonio B
Reviewed 31 December 2015

I called on Tuesday December 29th specifically to make sure it would be open for tours today (Dec 30, aka New Years' Eve Eve). The woman on the phone told me to come by between 10am-noon, and that I could join a tour at 11....More

1  Thank denovo_anisha
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We walked in off the street and were immediately offered a tour. Both our dads were Masons, so it was interesting to see the museum, view what each of the (33)? Degrees stands for, see the temple and meeting rooms and a big library that...More

1  Thank sue r
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