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Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Tel: 215 336 3050
Concierge.com's insider take:
At this modest South Philly museum, the local New Year's institution of mummers—men and women in sequined, lavish, and scaffolded costumes, some playing hokey songs on banjos while doing a very particular strut down Broad Street—is celebrated in all its feathery blingdom. The Philly mummer is no doubt more glitzy than the original German and Swedish versions, and the museum is more a sociological adventure than a display of high art. That said, younger kids love the over-the-top costumes, and you can go home with a mummer bobble head, humming the made-for-strumming "Happy Days Are Here Again."
Open Wednesdays through Saturdays 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
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