History in the Heart of Philadelphia
The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia was constructed in 1873. It has been called one of the great “wonders” of the Masonic world. Adorned with some of the finest artifacts of Freemasonry and magnificent lodge rooms based on themes of the ancient architectural world, the Masonic Temple connects us with our past by outwardly displaying our Masonic traditions and values.
Located within the Temple is the Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania, which houses thousands of texts and artifacts relating to the history of the Fraternity in the Commonwealth and the founding of our great nation.
ONE, Philadelphia’s historic fine events venue, represents the Masonic Temple for rentals. For more information, please visit onenorthbroad.com.
“Solomon’s Memory Palace: A Freemason’s Guide to the Ancient Art of Memoria Verborum,” Bob W. Lingerfelt, author. Reviewed by Cathy Giaimo, Librarian, The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania. Anyone who has spent time, hours [...]
The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania is sponsoring an art contest for amateur or professional artists, 18 and older, to submit original entries. All artwork must display a visual interpretation of some aspect [...]
The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia will be conducting a limited series of tours focused around the Temple's magnificent art collection. The first set of art-themed tours will highlight our wonderful collection of William Rush [...]
“Freemasonry has shaped so much of US history – the Masonic Temple, Library and Museum brings history to life,” Hunter Winters, Carlisle Lodge No. 260, said, when asked why people should visit. He was a [...]
Mike Neville, author, reviewed by Cathy Giaimo, Librarian, The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania. Who among us doesn’t enjoy a true crime story every so often? And what better way to really enjoy one [...]
by Brother Martin Gandoff Reviewed by Cathy Giaimo, Assistant Librarian, The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania British Freemasonry is celebrating 300 years of the founding of the Premier Grand Lodge this year. Quite a [...]
- Tuesday through Saturday – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM
No tours are provided on Sundays, Mondays, major holidays, when Masonic functions are taking place, or during emergencies. Advanced Notice Requested for large group tours. Due to private events, tours MAY NOT always be given. Please CALL prior to your planned visit to confirm that a tour will be given on the day of your choice.
For information on closures and shortened tour times, check The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia Facebook page.
For information regarding room rentals of the Masonic Temple, please call Trish Oakley at 215-988-1917.
- PA Masons (with Dues Card) – Free
- Non-PA Masons – $10.00
- Active Military and Children (under 5) – Free
- Adults – $15.00
- Students (with ID) – $10.00
- Children (12 & under) – $5.00
- Senior Citizens (65 & Over) – $10.00
- Family (up to 6 people) – $35.00
- Groups (Advanced Reservations-15 or more) – $10.00
- Library and Museum Only – $7.00
- Library Research Fee (per hour) – $30.00
For more information on events and rentals, please visit onenorthbroad.com.