Tuesday, March 06, 2012
We were in Philly a few years ago and had visited the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. I wanted to visit someplace we would not typically go. When I saw that the Masonic Temple offered tours, I knew that would be a stop on our list.
The Masonic Temple ,which was built in 1867, is huge. There are seven different halls, each with its own architectural style (ex:Egyptian, Renaissance). The furniture is beautifully carved by master craftsman.
The large stained glass window was gorgeous.
The massive marble cantilevered staircase, with no vertical supports, was amazing.
I did not realize that 14 US Presidents were Freemasons. I was glad that we took the one hour tour and learned about the Freemason.