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Masonic Temple

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The Barnes Foundation

Both are highly recommended by those who travel for a living. Overall, The Barnes Foundation is the choice of most writers compared to Masonic Temple. The Barnes Foundation has a TripExpert Score of 97 with praise from 10 reviews including Atlas Obscura, Lonely Planet and Frommer's.

Both are highly recommended by those who travel for a living. Overall, The Barnes Foundation is the choice of most writers compared to Masonic Temple. The Barnes Foundation has a TripExpert Score of 97 with praise from 10 reviews including Atlas Obscura, Lonely Planet and Frommer's.

tripexpert score
85
#11 in Philadelphia
location

1 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

endorsements
  • 9 endorsements
  • 68

    Atlas Obscura

    Huge masonic hall in Philadelphia with lavishly themed rooms.  Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    The temple is one of the city's architectural jewels, but it remains a hidden treasure even to many Philadelphians. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Quite apart from its Masonic lore, the temple -- among the world's largest -- is one of America's best on-site illustrations of the use of post-Civil War architecture and design. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Fans of secret societies and over-the-top interior design will love a tour of this church-like building. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    This Medieval Norman-style granite structure (1873) marked by spires and towers was conceived by Masonic brother James Windrim. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Philadelphia

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130

  • 10 endorsements
  • 68

    Atlas Obscura

    Dr Barnes' $25 billion private collection of art and arboretum.  Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    While the statistics are impressive—81 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 7 Van Goghs, 6 Seurats (and many more)—almost more inspiring is this soaring marble-and-glass museum. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    This world-renown museum is stuffed with some 8,000 largely Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Exceptionally fine collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and early French modern paintings, including works by Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Renoir and Van Gogh. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    In a superb contemporary building (Todd Williams and Billie Tsienelle) is the exceptional collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, including work by Renoir, Cézanne and 60 by Matisse. Full Review →

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