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How To Become a Pennsylvania Freemason

Our fraternity’s centuries-old tradition was to wait for interested men to inquire about membership. Today, however, we allow our members to selectively invite men of good character, who will be a credit to our fraternity, to consider submitting a petition. This doesn’t mean that you have to wait to be invited to join the Freemasons of Pennsylvania. Click below to see if you meet membership qualifications.

Encyclopedia of Freemasonry

Celebrating Our Past, Planning Our Future

Pennsylvania Masons have their roots in the founding of America. Since 1730, the fraternity has bound together men from all walks of life.

Our future is even more exciting! Freemasonry provides education, mentoring and guidance to the next generation of leaders and innovators.

Masonic Charities

Freemasonry is far more than just a social organization because of our beliefs, values and traditions. Our Masonic Charities embody the commitment Pennsylvania Masons have to improving the lives of those less fortunate and the communities around us. As you’ll see by visiting these links, there is a lot of good happening through our charities. Get involved, be excited and be a part of this goodwill!

Tours of the Masonic Temple

Tuesday through Saturday – 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.

No tours are provided on Sundays, Mondays, major holidays, when Masonic functions are taking place or during emergencies. Advanced Notice Requested for large group tours. Due to private events, tours may not always be given. Please call prior to your planned visit to confirm that a tour will be given on the day of your choice. Visit The Masonic Temple, Library and Museum site to start planning your tour.

For information on closures and shortened tour times, check The Masonic Temple in Philadelphia Facebook page.

Admission Costs

  • PA Masons (with Dues Card) – Free
  • Active Military and Veterans (with ID) – Free
  • Children (under 5) – Free
  • Adults – $15.00
  • Students (with ID) – $10.00
  • Children (12 & under) – $5.00
  • Senior Citizens (65 & Over) – $10.00
  • Family (up to 6 people) – $35.00
  • Groups (Advanced Reservations-15 or more) – $10.00
  • Library and Museum Only – $7.00
  • Library Research Fee (per hour) – $30.00

Masonic Blood+Organ Donor Program

All Pennsylvania Masons are eligible for membership in the Masonic Blood+Organ Donor Program. A donation of one unit of blood provides coverage for the immediate family. Please donate as often as you can — blood supply is a precious gift of life that only you can give.

Learn more about the Masonic Blood+Organ Donor Program

Blood and Organ Donor Program