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“Beautiful design” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Masonic Temple

Masonic Temple
Ranked #23 of 425 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: "The Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania" is an example of elegant architecture. Inside, the lodge is adorned with lovely artwork.
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
“Beautiful design”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

The Masonic Temple is a building that it can't be missed, very close to the City Hall and its design makes it very special. The museum inside is very well presented and the guide was very helpful.

Visited May 2011
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Flushing, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Ornate Victorian architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

I have not revisited the Masonic Temple in about 20 years and not a great deal has changed. The exterior was restored and cleaned a few years back and the building is beautiful to behold. The interior tour takes about 45 minutes and there is a brief recorded introduction to each distinctively decorated lodge room.

Freemasonry is explained only in the briefest terms and those wishing to learn more will need to do some reading. There are some books for sale in the temple gift shop that would fill this need.

The entrance fee is currently $8 for adults and $5 for seniors.

Visited April 2012
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Rochester, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Amazing building and design”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Outside and in, this building is amazing. Well worth the one hour tour to see the beautiful rooms inside and learn about the Masons.

Visited April 2012
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Pueblo, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Incredible Architecture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

Take a moment from the hustle of your convention or visit to other historical sites in the area and stop by this amazing building. You will see feats of architecture that are just incredible!
Located right next to City Hall just steps from the Philadelphia Convention Center.

Visited April 2012
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s.salem ny
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“dissapointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

earlier today i visited the sign said that they closed at 3 we arrived at 1:30 and the man kicked us out because it was closed. don't go

Visited April 2012
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