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 Philopatrian honors its legacy by conserving The Stotesbury Mansion as a symbol of Philadelphia elegance.
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
Our second-floor library space is a relaxing example of the Philopatrian's oasis-like atmosphere.
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
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
A Premier Philadelphia Club
The Philopatrian is an oasis in bustling Center City. Our motto is “Revere the Church, thy Mother, and love thy Fatherland.”
The Stotesbury Mansion
The Mansion was commissioned by Thomas McKean, namesake and descendant of a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Membership & Events
The Philopatrian hosts events throughout the year, and members include young professionals, executives, and religious.
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 2017 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.
Our Annual Events
The Philopatrian hosts a series of special gatherings throughout the year.
Recent News / Latest Blog Posts
Dear Friends and Philo members, Our Philo home at the Stotesbury Mansion (1923 Walnut
Witness / What Philopatrians Say
I'm traveling every week for work, so the Philopatrian is like a second home for me in Philadelphia. Being able to meet old friends and new ones at Philo events is fantastic. The Stotesbury Mansion is an experience in itself.
The Philopatrian is about fellowship. In an always-connected era there's probably nothing better than getting together with friends for fun and relaxation. It's a great clubhouse with a great history and a great future.
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