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Free Things to Do in Philly This Month

Every year millions visit Philadelphia for its vast amount of history and tourist attractions. At the same time, some Philadelphia residents never take advantage of these great sites due to either price, time or overcrowding. So, here is a list of five fun things to do in Philadelphia— they are sure to be worth your time, won’t hurt your wallet, and are certainly different than the usual attraction sites.

 

1. The Mummers Museum

Every year on New Year’s Day, the Philadelphia Mummers dress up in crazy costumes, paint their faces all different colors, and strut down Broad Street. This is a Philadelphia tradition that has occurred over a hundred years and is something that is completely unique to the City of Brotherly Love. Everyday is New Years here as they have an extensive list of concerts and displays that all are welcome to view for free! Located on 1100 South 2nd Street, this museum has a great location, flexible hours, and a unique venue that is sure to entice anyone to visit. (Image Credit: Visit Philly)

More Information at: http://mummersmuseum.com/

 

2. Yards Brewing Company

If you are over 21 years of age and looking for a unique and fun way to spend your weekend, look no further than Yards Brewing Company, located at 901 N. Delaware Ave. This brewing company specializes in British style ales and it offers free tours and tastings every weekend (without any reservation needed!). In 1994, Yards Brewing Company was founded in Philadelphia and they encourage all to come experience their quality ale. (Image Credit: Yards Brewery)

More information at: http://yardsbrewing.com/

 

3. The Free Library of Philadelphia

The Free Library of Philadelphia is often overlooked by many as a fun and unique way to spend a day. Located on Parkway Central, this hidden gem features a whole floor filled with unique and rare books for any bookworm who loves literature and its oddities. This exhibit has unique pieces such as rare collections that include Charles Dickens, and even the stuffed raven that inspired Edgar Allen Poe’s book, The Raven. It is certainly worth a visit with the knowledgeable staff and unique history. One is sure to learn something new every time they visit. (Image Credit: CBS Philly)

More information at: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/rarebooks/

4. The Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia

This historic exhibit dates back to the nineteenth century and displays a large variety of natural history specimens. Originally founded as a place to teach science, it is now an institute of scholarly research. Whether you are doing research or just stopping by to look around this place, The Wagner Free Institute of Science is a cool step back in time and provides a wide variety of attractions guaranteed to entertain all who visit. (Image Credit: Visit Philly)

More information at: http://www.wagnerfreeinstitute.org/

 

5. Edgar Allan Poe House

During Edgar Allan Poe’s short life, he lived in Philadelphia and used this city as inspiration for many of his beloved stories such as The Black Cat. Entry to his home, located at 532 N. 7th Street, is sponsored by The National Park Service and admission is free. Visitors are encouraged to take a tour of Poe’s home or explore it on their own. (Image Credit: Visit Philly)

More Information can be found at: https://www.nps.gov/edal/index.htm

 

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