We’re honored and lucky to have one of the ‘wonders’ of the Masonic world right here in Pennsylvania, only a short drive away.
The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia and it’s multitude of ornately decorated Lodge rooms is truly a site to be seen, both by Brethren and their families. Tours are available Tuesdays-Saturdays, and are FREE to PA Masons who present their dues card, as well as active military and children under 5. Rates for other tour admissions are very reasonable, and are available here.
Within the Temple is the Library and Museum, encompassing over four centuries of Masonic artifacts, ancient texts, and genealogical records for PA Masons. Some of the most prized artifacts in the library and museum include:
- George Washington’s Masonic Apron, which was embroidered by Madame Lafayette
- Benjamin Franklin’s Masonic Sash
- Two books, one by St. Augustine on the Trinity, and one by Robert Holkot on the Apocryphal Book ‘The Wisdom of Solomon’ – both dating back to 1489
Members of our Lodge are always eager to travel down to Philadelphia to tour the Temple, so please ask an officer if any trips are planned in the near future. In the meantime, take a virtual tour of the Masonic Temple, as well as it’s Library and Museum, courtesy of the Grand Lodge of PA: