The Masonic Temple in 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.

Like any aging work, time has had a deteriorating effect on this great wonder. A recent study has indicated a strong need to conduct extensive work now and in the near future to protect and preserve the future of the Temple. Although the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania is committed to providing funds to assure the future of this historic building, the work cannot be completed without the help of the Masonic Fraternity and other donors who support our mission.

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Behind the Scenes at the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia

Some of the most interesting sights are behind the scenes. And we’ve kept those to ourselves until now.

Do you know where this staircase leads? Travel to the top of the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia, the headquarters of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, F. & A.M., with Mike McKee, executive director of operations and compliance, and enjoy a breathtaking view of the city while learning some interesting facts about the building’s history along the way.

See the interesting history and technology above the ceilings of the Masonic lodge rooms at the Temple in Philadelphia, the headquarters of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, F. & A.M. Mike McKee, executive director of operations and compliance, explains how the skylights helped the members of “moon lodges” and more.

Go deep into the archives of the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia, the headquarters of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, F. & A.M.,with Mike McKee, executive director of operations and compliance, as he highlights some of the 30,000+ items in the museum’s collection, including a copy of Abraham Lincoln’s life mask.

Take a Glimpse Inside the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia

ONE, at the majestic Masonic Temple, is the perfect location for: a wedding ceremony and reception; executive board meeting; seminar with presentation over dinner; and team-building activities or company workshops. Whatever your requirements are, our venue offers ideal and versatile settings, so you can host an event to remember, all within the ultimate center city location.

The Grand Ballroom seats 250 for a sit-down dinner, and when combined with the Grand Foyer, can host 450 guests for receptions. The second floor marble foyer can host an additional 200 guests for a reception “under the stars.” Additional foyers, reception spaces and exquisite meeting rooms create the perfect setting for more intimate events.