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Mummers Museum

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Address: 1100 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5497
Phone Number: (215) 336-3050
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Wed - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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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My friend has always wanted to go as he really likes the Mummers. We got a personal tour of the exhibit and was amazed to learn so much about the history. It was cool to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2016
Beverly S
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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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Hudson, Florida
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As someone born on New Year's Day, every year I delight in watching the Philadelphia New Year's Day parade and the wonderful Mummers String Bands. I took a group of seniors from Ohio to the Mummers Museum and they were delighted to learn all about this wonderful tradition that is not known outside the Pa/NJ region. The Mummers Museum opened... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This is a great way to learn a little bit about the history of one of Philadelphia most unique traditions -- Mummers. Lots of customs and props on display, and you can't beat free.

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Thank Thomas H
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

My friend has always wanted to go as he really likes the Mummers. We got a personal tour of the exhibit and was amazed to learn so much about the history. It was cool to see the costumes up close. Very nice for relaxing visit!

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Thank Beverly S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

I, like so many in the tri state area have familiy members down the line somewhere who have been or associated with the Mummets in one way, shape, or form. The museum is beautifully done giving special detail to the rich history. I totally recommend this.

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Thank Mugsy2015
Belfast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We popped in here on New Years Eve so that i could show my girlfriend some of the elaborate costumes and help her understand what the mummers tradition is all about. We are both outa-towners but ive been to the parade many times before. Ron showed us around and personally spent about an hour explaining all the costumes, different clubs,... More 

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Thank StevefromBelfast
Sarasota FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 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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Thank Katherine B
Somerdale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 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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Thank Richard W
Medford Lakes, NJ
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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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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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1 Thank KathyinCostaRica
Pennsy
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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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