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Masonic Temple

1 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520
+1 215-988-1917
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Inspiring architecture and history!

We took the 1pm tour on Tuesday. We had a mixed group with kids running around. I didn't like our... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Masonic walk through early architectural history of Philadelphia

Among the high rises and sky scrapers of contemporary Center City, three almost adjoining buildings... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2016
Elisabeth B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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  • Average5%
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“meeting rooms” (27 reviews)
“city hall” (43 reviews)
“lodge rooms” (11 reviews)
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1 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520
+1 215-988-1917
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

We took the 1pm tour on Tuesday. We had a mixed group with kids running around. I didn't like our tour guide. Every time a serious question came up he'd answer it with a suggestion to find the answer on the internet. We enjoyed Masonic...More

Thank Katrine20162016
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Among the high rises and sky scrapers of contemporary Center City, three almost adjoining buildings are important to Philadelphia’s evolving architectural city scape in the second half of the 19th century. They are City Hall (1871-1901), built in the French Second Empire style with elaborate...More

Thank Elisabeth B
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We took the 10:00 AM Saturday tour which lasted 45 minutes. No reservations were needed; there were about 12 people on our tour. Cost is about $13. Several rooms are visited with a tour guide and some recorded commentary. A history of the building and...More

Thank chochunter
Reviewed 14 June 2016

If you want to see something in Philly that is truly fabulous and unexpected, the Masonic Hall/Temple is the thing to see. For a modest fee they will take you on a 1 hour tour of the historic structure that was built before the City...More

Thank BaronVonL
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

This almost 150 year old historic temple is impressive both inside and out. There are hourly guided tours. $13 for adults and $7 for seniors. Excellent tour guide took us through the building visiting about 6 or 7 of their beautful, stately meeting rooms. Each...More

Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Tour guide did a great job - projected his voice & shared interesting details of each hall. We were pleasantly surprised after a tepid greeting by the front guard. Cost of the guided tours has increased & there is usually an additional staff person trailing...More

Thank VkmV04
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Interesting architecture and building details, as well as being of historical interest. Guides are knowledgeable and interesting, and there is a "treasure room" of masonic artifacts to visit as well.

Thank queenofthejungle215
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous. If you love history and are amazed by the Masons you must make a stop here. Jaw dropping! Our tour guide Dean was very informative a must see.

Thank 315judithm
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Every room is more beautiful than the next. The guide is very knowledgeable. Make sure that you check out the black marble floors in the hallways, they have fossils of shells! Many antiquities and hand crafted rooms and furniture. Every room has one thing wrong...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

As lovers of architecture and after reading other reviewers comments, we were most interested in having a tour of the temple. it is a wonderful building from the outside. Unfortunately, I can't comment on the inside because the building was closed on Sunday. Maybe next...More

Thank Zuzilla2
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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