The Free Library of Philadelphia boast more than 100,000 books and manuscripts in its Rare Book Department.
Free, daily tours lead visitors to the Rare Book Department to view materials such as a printed copy of the first edition of Tamerlane , one of the first poems published by Edgar Allan Poe.
Additionally, a 10 a.m. tour covers the library’s architecture and history.
Events & More
Author readings and lectures, special exhibits and more keep Philadelphians celebrating Ben Franklin’s idea of free public literature all year long.