• Welcome


    The Philopatrian has been a part of the fabric of life in the City of Brotherly Love for more than 160 years.

  • The Age of Elegance Lives

    The Age of Elegance Lives

    The Philopatrian honors its legacy by conserving The Stotesbury Mansion as a symbol of Philadelphia elegance.

  • A Grand Experience

    A Grand Experience

    Our Grand Ballroom seats 100 dinner guests and is a stunning setting for our members, guests, and catered events.

  • A Rittenhouse Square Oasis

    A Rittenhouse Square Oasis

    Our second-floor library space is a relaxing example of the Philopatrian's oasis-like atmosphere.

  • Enjoy Fraternity or Solitude

    Enjoy Fraternity or Solitude

    In our game room you'll discover a chance for time alone or just as easily a night of fun with friends.

  • An Expansive Facility

    An Expansive Facility

    Our home boasts more space and secrets than most. Becoming a member unlocks a new world in Center City.

Welcome to the Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute

A Philadelphia historic landmark, the Philopatrian was founded in 1850 and is the oldest private club of its kind in the nation. Apply for membership 

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05 Feb


Business Meetings: Recently one of our CCIM members held a successful luncheon and presentation for 100 people at the Club.  We hosted  60 events in 2019 with over 6,000 guests.  Please consider using the Club for your Social and Business Events.  For more information call Feastivities Events at 215-475-3338 or the Stotesbury Phone Line at 215-567-2910.

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