Freemasonry has a long and proud history in Philadelphia. St. John's Lodge No. 1 was constituted in Philadelphia in
1727. Benjamin Franklin was initiated in the City of Brotherly Love and became the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of
Pennsylvania in 1734. Many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were also Masons.
District A includes seven Philadelphia-area lodges that meet in Center City, Jenkintown and Warminster. Their members
come from all walks of life, but share common values like Brotherhood and service to their communities. We invite
members to use this site as a resource for District activities. If you're not a Mason, check out "Become a Mason" for
links to the Grand Lodge of PA website and start your Masonic journey.
Robert J. Burns, District Deputy Grand Master
Scheduled DDGM Visitations
Wednesday, April 10 at Equity Lodge #591
Tuesday, April 16 at Richmond Lodge #230
Tuesday, May 7 at Athelstan-Lamberton Lodge #482
Thursday, June 6 at Elkins Lodge #271
Monday, June 10 at St. Johns Lodge #115
(These lodges all meet at 7:00 PM at 1 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia)