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Mummers Museum

Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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Address: 1100 South Second Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone Number: (215) 336-3050
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: The Mummers Museum opened in 1976, and is dedicated to the Philadelphia...
The Mummers Museum opened in 1976, and is dedicated to the Philadelphia celebration of the new year. Mummers are costumed entertainers who dance and play music to welcome in the New Year.
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Not the museum but the parade

I don't know why I can't be the first person to review the mummer's parade; which is rather strange since it has been in existence for more than 100 years, but my only choice was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Kathy_Roberts
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Medford Lakes, NJ
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Sarasota FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had no idea what to expect, but for just a few dollars, the Mummers Museum is fascinating and a great bargain. This museum isn't particularly high tech or fancy- more like a labor of love on a mission to preserve the history of the mummers for future generations. When we walked into the vestbule, it seemed as though we... More 

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Somerdale, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Uniquely Philadelphia, updated, cleaned up and beautiful. If you are interested in the Mummers Parade, this is the museum for you. The museum is dripping with history, costumes, pictures, videos, old badges, opportunities to learn the strut and the history of this amazing Philadelphia tradition. You can tour the museum in under an hour. In the spring and summer string... More 

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Medford Lakes, NJ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I don't know why I can't be the first person to review the mummer's parade; which is rather strange since it has been in existence for more than 100 years, but my only choice was Mummers Museum which I have never seen! I had never gone to the parade although we live only an hour away, so as senior citizens... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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119 reviews 119 reviews
43 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

If you grew up in the greater Philly area watching the Mummers parade on New Year's Day, you will find the museum about this unique phenomena particularly interesting. Lots of beautiful sequined costumes from years past on 1950's department store dummies plus videos and pictures of past parades. Our guide was very pleasant, enthusiastic, and is a Mummer herself. However... More 

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Pennsy
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152 reviews 152 reviews
54 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

As someone who grew up glued to the tv or dressed for frigid temps to stand along Broad Street to watch the Mummer's Day Parade - I really think you'll get a kick out of this place! It's fun.

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Bluffton
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

My family and i were planning a visit to the mutters museum and came here by accident. It is very dated. We decided to go ahead and take the tour. $3.50 each and 5 min later we were done!!! Unless you are a parade design person, just pass

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Baltimore, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

This museum could be very interesting with history and costumes, but it is old and outdated. Most of the exhibits did not work and the information was not current. The lady running the museum was quite interesting and informed, but the museum needs to be brought up-to-date.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Not a first priority place to visit unless you area Mummer or really love the Mummers. It is Philly tradition, but it is Schmalzy. Not for everyone.

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Long Neck, Delaware
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Right in the heart of the neighborhood where the music is made. There is one night each week that you can listen to outside concerts. Take your own chair.

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Great stuff from past Mummers parades and old costumes. Really worth the cheap entry fee

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