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Masonic Temple

1 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520
+1 215-988-1917
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Mostly for Architecture or Masonic Fans

I'd really only recommend paying the $15 for a tour if you're a fan of Masonic history or of... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Melissa K
New York City, New York
Tours are $15 and only three a day

Wow. You can tell immediately that this is a grand place. Unfortunately, it's $15/person and can... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2016
central florida
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"The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania" is an example of elegant architecture. Inside, the lodge is adorned with lovely artwork.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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1 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520
+1 215-988-1917
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

I'd really only recommend paying the $15 for a tour if you're a fan of Masonic history or of architecture. Each room you visit in the Masonic Temple is inspired by a different architectural style. The tour guide discusses both the architectural elements in each...More

1  Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Wow. You can tell immediately that this is a grand place. Unfortunately, it's $15/person and can only be accessed by going on a tour. Listen, I'm not cheap so don't even start in on me about the cost. I just couldn't justify it nor was...More

1  Thank Travelswell4fun
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We visited the Masonic Temple on request of my 17 year old son who had recently watched a program on the Masons. The temple tour was very interesting and it intrigued me since my grandfather was a Mason. Every room is different and it was...More

Thank pgalaska
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Visited on a Saturday afternoon and wasn't too crowded. While waiting for the tour to begin, you can see showcases full of masonic memorabilia from around the world in the library. The architecture and design of the building is amazing. The tour takes you through...More

Thank janeonlongisland
Reviewed 17 July 2016

OMG! this was a great surprise and unexpected ornate extravaganza. Seven rooms, all created and detailed by master planners. I was not expecting all this overwhelming beauty. Worth the time to learn about the secret!

Thank Karlene16
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Me and friend were drawn by curiosity, given that famous males were members of this mystery group. Very nice architecture inside the place. Rooms with different themes and deco. Guides available. Students go in with a concession if you show your student pass.

1  Thank joan_uran
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I live in Philadelphia and so you will think I should be tired of looking at this building. No! The masonary workmanship on display in this building is breath taking. The arches, the piers, the columns, they are just a sight to behold. Standing next...More

Thank Kogiman
Reviewed 7 July 2016

My husband and I went on the tour of the Masonic Temple. They walk you through their different rooms: each is uniquely designed based on a theme. Very grandiose architecture and detailed, ornamental designs.

Thank Maya Z
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It was a great tour with lots to see, it was guided but mostly audio played over speakers in each room. The guide was friendly but it did feel at times that he was just shepherding us around the 'public' areas. He was open to...More

Thank Erica D
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Very luxurious building, displaying a vast variety of architectural styles. There are a few tours available during the week. The interior is very lavish, and the tours take you into seven meeting rooms, each decorated in a different style. There is a display of artifacts...More

Thank Anna H
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Response from NataliaMFortLee_NJ | Reviewed this property |
It is very difficult to find a free parking in this area. Paid parking garages are available throughout the center parts of Philadelphia though.
15 April 2016|
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Response from bruce s | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday through Friday – 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. Saturday – 10 a.m., 11 a.m. & 12 Noon. No tours are provided on Sundays or Mondays, major holidays, when Masonic functions are taking place or during... More