One of the many things Philadelphia is known for is our history, so it comes as no surprise that the city likes to make a pretty big deal about July 4th. Traveling through Philly this time of year, you’ll probably see fireworks, barbeques, Americana clothing, and at some point, free Wawa hoagies being passed out. However, Wawa hoagies aren’t the thing that’s free or heavily discounted this week leading up to July 4th. In today’s post, I’m going to share some of the local free and/or affordable items that you can partake in this long holiday weekend.
Free Things & Affordable Things to Do
Free Admission to the National Constitution Center until July 4th! Make sure you go and enjoy the museum at no cost!
The Simeone Car Museum was a lot of fun when we visited with my parents. This weekend it’s free! Stop by on July 1st for free admission!
Eastern State Penitentiary is also free this weekend! Check it out on July 3rd for free admission!
Elfreth’s Alley Museum is free on July 3rd! Feel free to check out our post before you go for our thoughts on what we loved about it.
Remember our post about the Penn Museum? Well, it’s free to visit on June 30th!
The Liberty Bell is always free, but what better time to visit it than during July 4th weekend!
Fireman’s Hall is allowing guests to visit for free on July 1st.
Not free this weekend, but not too far from the July 4th celebrations! Check out the Waterworks to learn how Philadelphia gets its water and the history of our water treatment procedures.
Learn about Philadelphia history for free at any of the storyteller benches located in the city.
Ever been to the Ryerss Mansion Museum? I haven’t but for the price of free.99, I might check it out this weekend!
Spruce Street Harbor is a free place you can visit any summer in Philly, but if you’re visiting historical sites while in town, this may be a fun place to end your night after a long day of browsing museums.
Check out the Athenaeum in Philadelphia any day this long weekend except for July 4th.
It’s not free, but on July 2nd, you can pay whatever you want to pay to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art.