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The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia, PA... home of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania

Welcome to the Masonic Temple of Pennsylvania, the home of the Pennsylvania Grand Lodge, located in Center City, Philadelphia!  In 1865, the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, having outgrown the Masonic Hall on Chestnut Street, decided to construct a new Temple.   The Cornerstone of the Masonic Temple was laid on June 24, 1868 by Right Worshipful Grand Master Richard Vaux.  Vaux used the same gavel that George Washington had used to lay the cornerstone of the United States Capitol 75 years earlier.

Construction of this spectacular building was completed in 1873.


This Lesson on the Road will focus on:

The Construction of the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


The stunning beautiful interior of the Masonic Temple.  In this video you will get a behind the scenes look at the Benjamin Franklin Room, Oriental Hall, Iconic Hall, the Egyptian Room, the Norman Room, the Renaissance Room, and Corinthian Hall.


The connection between the presidency and Freemasonry


Pennsylvania's most famous past Grand Master, Benjamin Franklin 

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