Philadelphia Masonic Temple

Address: 1 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Neighborhood: Market East


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Description: Dedicated in 1873, this Norman Roman-esque style building contains some of the most ornate and beautifully detailed interiors of any Victorian structure in the nation. As is usual in Masonic Temples of this scale and caliber, individual halls are decorated in specific architectural styles: Egyptian, Ionic, Corinthian, Gothic, and Renaissance, among others. Philadelphia architect James Windrim, who later became supervising architect of the U.S. Treasury Department, designed the temple. George Herzog, who gained fame for his work at the 1876 Centennial Exposition, decorated the interiors.

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  • Tour times
    • Tuesday through Saturday – 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM
  • Admission
    • Adults – $15.00
    • Students (with ID) – $10.00
    • Children (12 & under) – $5.00
    • Senior Citizens (65 & Over) – $10.00


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