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.
“Espionage, Diplomacy & the Lodge: Charles Delafaye and The Secret Department of the Post Office”, by Ric Berman. Reviewed by Cathy Giaimo, Librarian, The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania.
“Freemasonry: Quest for Immortality” by Christopher Earnshaw, PhD, 33°. Reviewed by Cathy Giaimo, Librarian, The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania.
“Freemasonry’s Hidden Brain Science” by Michael Schiavello. Reviewed by Cathy Giaimo, Librarian, The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania.
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When you visit the Masonic Temple and Masonic Library & Museum, one of the people you’ll meet is Cathy Giaimo, who has worked as a librarian for nearly 25 years. Cathy’s job includes overseeing the [...]
“Sins of Our Masonic Fathers: The lost strength of fewness in American Freemasonry”, by John W. Bizzack, PhD. Reviewed by Cathy Giaimo, Librarian, The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania.
- 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.
- 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
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