Tour of the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia


For $10 you can tour the beautiful Masonic Temple in Philadelphia!  The Mason who led the tour wasn’t the nicest fellow or the most dynamic, but the Temple made up for him!  The photos are in order of my tour and there were quite a few rooms, so I didn’t post all of them.

Oh and in case you’re wondering what Masons or Freemasons are…according to Wikipedia…

“Freemasonry (or Masonry) is dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God. It uses the tools and implements of ancient architectural craftsmen symbolically in a system of instruction designed to build character and moral values in its members. Its singular purpose is to make good men better. Its bonds of friendship, compassion, and brotherly love have survived even the most divisive political, military, and religious conflicts through the centuries. Freemasonry is a fraternity which encourages its members to practice the faith of their personal acceptance. Masonry teaches that each person, through self-improvement and helping others, has an obligation to make a difference for good in the world.”

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Each room was of a different style, depicting different styles…Egyptian, Greek, etc.

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I was surprised at how ornate everything was…

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I love these benches…

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And this turquoise color is lovely…

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I think this was the Egyptian room…

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Wow!

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I like how the light flows in onto the floor from this window…

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In case you’re not able to visit…I hope this gave you a good idea of what it looks like!

31 thoughts on “Tour of the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia

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  2. Sherry, Incredible pictures! I can’t believe how beautiful the Masonic Temple is……WOW! My favorite rooms are the ones with the Arabic architecture……such lovely mosaic tile! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Wow that’s on mad building, love it, in the UK masonic groups are more of a social network for people in certain professions, although they are very secretive they laso raise money for charity.

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