24 Awesome Free Things to Do in Philadelphia’s Historic District
Explore the Historic District’s cool inexpensive offerings
FREEdom rings throughout Philadelphia’s Historic District.
The Historic District (which spans from 7th Street to the Delaware River Waterfront and from Vine Street to Lombard Street) offers an array of awesome experiences that won’t cost you a penny.
Read on to find all of the awesome free things to do in Philadelphia’s Historic District.
Learn the history of the world’s most famous bell at The Liberty Bell Center.
Where riveting education opps ring
Explore the birthplace of democracy at Independence Hall.
Where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed
Stroll along the Elfreth’s Alley, the nation's oldest continuously inhabited street
A charming and picturesque street in Old City
Walk the boardwalk or relax in a hammock at Spruce Street Harbor Park.
A warm-weather, waterfront oasis
Engage with history-rich storytelling with Once Upon A Nation.
History that speaks to you
Interact with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and more.
History comes alive
Relax in beautiful, tree-lined Franklin Square.
A revitalized park named in honor of Benjamin Franklin
Discover the history of the nation’s first executive mansion at The President's House.
Commemorating the lives of nine enslaved Africans at the nation’s first executive mansion
Cruise the waterfront and check out the views at Blue Cross RiverRink.
Philadelphia’s first outdoor roller rink at Penn’s Landing
Immerse yourself in Philly's art scene during First Friday.
Monthly open house for galleries in Philadelphia
Listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence behind Independence Hall.
Ready to test your grade school memorization skills?
Muster into the Continental Army at Signers' Garden.
Engage in the art of marching, musket etiquette and more
Explore the iconic Ghost House, watch a printmaking demo and more at the Benjamin Franklin Museum.
The Ben Franklin complex is overflowing with free fun
Explore the one-of-a-kind historic artifacts in the lobby of out the lobby of the National Museum of American Jewish History.
Watch the coin-making process and check out rare coins at the U.S. Mint
Where pocket change and commemorative coins are made
Gaze in wonder at Dream Garden, a 100,000-piece Tiffany mosaic.
Louis Comfort Tiffany meets Maxfield Parrish in a one-of-a-kind creation
Check out antique fire trucks and other firefighting gear at Fireman's Hall.
The history of firefighting in an old firehouse
Take a riverfront yoga class at Race Street Pier.
The perfect setting to strike your Warrior I's and II's
Step foot into the meeting place of the First Continental Congress at Carpenters' Hall.
A flawless examples of Georgian architecture rich in history
Explore the history of science and technology at the Chemical Heritage Foundation Museum.
Exploring the impact of science and technology
Take in a family-friendly event at Penn’s Landing.
A hub of activity
View remarkable Revolutionary-era portraiture at the Second Bank.
A who’s who of Colonial America
Watch the light-hearted Colonial Kids’ Quest Puppet Show.
An adventure to find the missing Declaration of Independence
See Lewis and Clark's handwritten journals at the American Philosophical Society Museum.
Views of science and humanistic thought at Benjamin Franklin’s intellectual club