Hours & Tours

**REOPENING UPDATE** The House of the Temple is now fully open with normal operating hours, Monday through Thursday. Tours for both members and the public are available during those days, and they will comply with local guidelines for such activities. Please see “Special Hours, Closings, & Holidays” below for news about changes to tour times. ** Per current D.C. guidance, as of Nov. 22, 2021, masks no longer are required in the House of the Temple—except in our libraries. **

The House of the Temple has been open to the public for guided tours since it opened in 1915.  

Hours of Operation

Unless otherwise noted under Special Hours, Closings, & Holidays, we offer free, guided tours Monday–Thursday at the following times:
  • 10 am
  • 11 am
  • 2 pm
  • 3:30 pm*
*Anyone arriving after 3:30 pm may receive an abbreviated tour, if time allows.  

Special Hours, Closings, & Holidays

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Tours offered at 11:00 am and 3:30 pm ONLY.
Wednesday–Thursday, November 24–25, 2021 BUILDING CLOSED
Monday, December 20–Thursday, December 30, 2021 BUILDING CLOSED

While we do our best to post closings on this page in advance, please be aware the House of the Temple may modify tour times or close on dates other than those listed here. Visitors are strongly encouraged to call 202–232–3579 or check the official Twitter account (@MasonicMuseum) prior to coming to confirm the building will be open.

The House of the Temple follows the federal holiday and inclement weather schedule of the United States federal government. You can view the current status of the federal government at Current Status.

Group Tours

Groups of 10 or more wishing to visit during regular hours (Mon.–Thurs.), please email us in advance, so we can try to accommodate you. Such tours must be scheduled no later than 3 pm to facilitate the visit appropriately and receive the full tour. Groups of less than 10 may arrive any time during normal tour hours without scheduling in advance.

Groups of 25 or more wishing to visit during the weekend (Fri.–Sun.), should contact us in advance. **Please note that we do charge a fee for weekend tours.**

To arrange a group tour: tours@scottishrite.org

Tickets & Fees

No tickets are required, and admission to the House of the Temple during regular hours is FREE for everyone.