August 24, 2021

Masonic buildings are open for fraternal and non-fraternal activities, providing that governmental guidelines and protocols are followed including, but not limited to, limitations on gatherings, with approval of the District Deputy Grand Master.

In light of the new regulations from the city of Philadelphia, admittance to the Masonic Temple, Library and Museum of Pennsylvania will require a vaccination card or a photo of the same for access to the building. Masks are not required for vaccinated individuals, but may be worn, if desired.

Masonic Lodge meetings are fully vaccinated events. Due to the Grand Lodge of PA being a fully vaccinated facility children 12 and under may not have access to the building.

Thank you for your compliance as we work to protect our tour and event guests, as well as our team members.

The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania, at our Masonic Temple at One North Broad Street, has resumed guided tours, Tuesday through Saturday, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. For groups of 15 or more, please call 215-988-1917.

Please continue to reach out to your fellow brethren, their families and widows to offer assistance and support. We are all in this together!

Thomas Gamon IV

R.W. Grand Master

As you are aware, Hurricane Ida hit the State of Louisiana as a Category 4 storm with such unprecedented power and strength that some areas of the southeast parts of the state are still unreachable. Several Masonic lodges have suffered catastrophic damage and have varying degrees of damage. They are unable to reach some of the Brethren in these areas to get exact details, due to total destruction of power infrastructures and cell tower destruction.

The Masonic Service Association of North America (MSA) has issued a Disaster Relief Appeal.

Please forward any donations you feel appropriate to help our devastated Brothers and their families in this stricken jurisdiction to MSA.

Please make checks payable to MSA Disaster Relief Appeal and send to:

Masonic Service Association
813 1st Avenue SE, Suite 357
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

When remitting by check, please clearly mark that you wish the funds to go to the (Hurricane Ida) Louisiana Disaster Relief Appeal.

It takes a big man to believe in something bigger than himself.

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.

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 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