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A place to know about Masons

Accompanied by a guide we toured the Masonic Library and Museum. He was kind to explain to us a lot... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Milton H
Interesting Stop

This is an interesting historic museum with displays and artifacts many will find fascinating. You... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
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2 days ago
“A place to know about Masons”
2 Oct 2018
“Interesting Stop”
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Accompanied by a guide we toured the Masonic Library and Museum. He was kind to explain to us a lot of things and it was interesting to see how many valuable objects are collected there, from Masons who traveled the world and those who possessed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Milton H
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is an interesting historic museum with displays and artifacts many will find fascinating. You will be shown around by knowledgeable guides telling the history of the city and the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 123rtyu
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This beautiful library and museum is small enough to not tire a person out but contains many quirky and interesting items!!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Marcia M
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My great uncle was a Mason but I knew very little about what he did or about the Masonic community in general. I visited the museum just out of curiosity and was quite impressed with the rich history and the items that have been recovered...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank SimpsonTide985
Reviewed 24 August 2016

An outstanding collection of Masonic reading material, much dating back 150 - 200 years. Truly a gem, well kept stacks, and knowledgeable staff. Building also serves as the offices of the Grand Lodge of Iowa, AF&AM, serving all the lodges of the state of Iowa....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank frederickraymondj
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Visited with a brother in law who is a Mason. Masonic items as well as other historic displays. No admission fee, very helpful staff in a beautiful building.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jewelboxx1961
Reviewed 15 May 2016

When the masonic had a banquet they alway get the best and that is usually La Quinta or comfort inns. We would go to the museum for our meetings and for the rewards ceremonies and it would be for two to three days there. We...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank sondrasue
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

I love going here. The staff are very helpful and very kind. The museum is open to everyone. Seeing the handmade Masonic items was a pleasure in it's self.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Jason_Opinion
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Not well known, but probably the best Masonic Library in the world. The Museum has artifacts from the 1600's. If you are interested in libraries or museums, this is the one.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank DaveFmIA
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

I'm from a rule town in Ohio so this was a great find. Had to ask to open museum but otherwise what was inside was very well put together. Great masonry work too.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Jill G
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