Masonic Temple Guided Tour feat. Lafayette

Join us for a special guided tour!

A National Historic Landmark in the heart of Philadelphia, the Masonic Temple at One North Broad Street is home to the Masonic Library and Museum and the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. The building features a Norman-style exterior which ushers visitors inside, where stylistic references to the Middle Ages give way to a fantasy of Renaissance-inspired neoclassicism in the corridors and stairs and to 19th Century “eclectic revivalism” in the lodge rooms. Oriental Hall and the neoclassical Library and Museum, the Grand Ballroom, the Grand Master’s Suite and offices share the first floor. Norman, Egyptian, and Ionic Halls share the second floor with Corinthian and Renaissance Halls. The third floor houses Gothic Hall. Two ornate corridors and stair halls complement and connect every room.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this Philly landmark — like many others — is dotted with references to the Founding Fathers. This particular French & English guided tour, led by Brother Daniel Roncato, will feature letters and artifacts from Marquis de Lafayette, who joined the Freemasons in 1775.

This special program is a partnership between Alliance Française de Philadelphie, American Friends of Lafayette and the Masonic Library & Museum of Pennsylvania.


Date: Friday, July 19, 2024

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Duration: 1 hour

Location: The Masonic Library & Museum of PA, 1 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Language: French & English

Fee: Admission is $20

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