Masonic Temple, Philadelphia

The Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania and Masonic Jurisdiction Thereunto Belonging is the premier masonic organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is one of the oldest Grand Lodges in the United States, having been established on 26 September 1786 by delegates from the thirteen lodges holding warrants (or charters) from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, a provincial grand lodge of the Ancients' Grand Lodge of England. The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania is the largest Grand Lodge, in terms of membership, in the United States.
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  • This temple is breathtaking and majestic. The tour is very uninteresting and the architecture of this building is worth a visit.
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  • Astonishing Temple located in the heart of Philadelphia near by many restaurants and touristic attractions.  more »
  • Breathtaking architecture. Gorgeous murals. 23k gold paint everywhere. A real showcase of the masons talent!  more »
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  • Even were I not an active Freemason, this building would still be a "must see" attraction in Philadelphia. It's is truly a magnificent building. It contains impressive works of art and the craftsmanship that went into each of the 7 themed Lodge Meeting Rooms would be very hard to match today. I could have spent all day looking with amazement at the furnishings, finishes and overall beauty of this building.
  • STUNNING! Beautiful stroll through immaculate rooms and world history. Every nook, corner, bench, chair, room was amazing. I walked away so inspired by what the Master Masons had achieved in that building. I now see why adherents are high achievers in life, having something as motivating as this to belong to is enough to boost anyone. Visit this place while it's still open to the public. I will definitely be going again.
  • Beautiful architecture. Every room has the architectural design of a different geographical location. Must visit place. But the tour was a little bland. The content of the tour was not as expected and didn't cover the most important aspects of the Mason's.
  • The Masonic temple is interesting to visit, but the tour left something to be desired, in my opinion. The information you get really is about the building itself and specific rooms, and not much about the practice of Freemasonry, its history, or its relevance today. If you want to see unique architecture/interiors that mimic Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish, and Greek styles (however "authentic" or not they might be...), you will enjoy your visit. There are rooms with beautiful murals and other details, and one hallway has an incredible effect resembling viewing the night sky through barren tree limbs - my favorite part of the building! However, if you are hoping to understand what Freemasonry is, arrive early and spend as much time in the museum (the waiting room for the tour) as you can - and be sure to ask plenty of questions!
  • I have mixed feeling about this place. It is a collection of different rooms with architectural styles from Europe and around the world. I've never visited anything like this because, but it looked very fake. They also tell you something about the Masonic organization, but quite superficial. Probably interesting for somebody that have never been to Europe to visit real historical palaces
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