• 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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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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