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
  • 12:30 am
  • 2 pm
  • 3:30 pm*
*Anyone arriving after 3:30 pm may receive an abbreviated tour, if time allows.  

Special Hours, Closings, & Holidays

Date Mon., Dec. 24, 2018–Tues., Jan. 1, 2019; BUILDING CLOSED
Date Mon., Jan. 21, 2019; 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.) or groups of 25 or more wishing to visit during the weekend (Fri.–Sun.), please email us in advance, so we can try to accommodate you. Groups of less than 10 may visit any time during normal tour hours without scheduling in advance. Please note that group tours must be scheduled no later than 3 pm to facilitate the tour appropriately and receive the full tour. To arrange a group tour, please email

Tickets & Fees

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