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The Wonders of Philadelphia: A City’s Curiosities Featured in Our Upcoming Road Trip Series

article-imageThe gloomy, long-defunct corridors of Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary  (photograph by Sandi Hemmerlein, Avoiding Regret)

This coming Saturday, January 11, the New York Obscura Society is heading to Philadelphia for the first event in our brand new Road Trip series. Tickets are available to join us as we drive south for a full day of exploring some of our very favorite Philadelphia locations.

We’ve compiled a collection of images featuring a few of the fascinating places we’re looking forward to visiting in Philly this coming weekend:

The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site:

The humble entrance to the historic home of one of America’s greatest authors (photograph by dolescumFlickr user)

A sinister raven sculpture keeps watch over Edgar Allan Poe’s Philadelphia residence (photograph by Kevin Burkett)

Barren rooms in a house full of history (photograph by Jenn Bridgens)

Isaiah Zagar’s Philadelphia Magic Gardens:

A glimpse into folk artist Isaiah Zagar’s whimsical world (photograph by Paul Josheph)

Colorful passageways lead to elaborate mosaic grottoes at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens (photograph by Kevin Burkett)

The Mütter Museum:

Disturbingly detailed medical model at the Mütter Museum of Human Pathology (photograph by istolethetv/Flickr user)

The Mütter’s renowned Hyrtl Skull Collection (photograph by istolethetv/Flickr user)

Eastern State Penitentiary:

Eastern State Penitentiary’s gloomy hallways and long-empty cells (photograph by Adam Jones)

The prison cell of notorious mobster Al Capone (photograph by Thesab/Wikimedia)

 This is just a glimpse into next weekend’s upcoming Philadelphia adventures.  If you’d like to come along, tickets and more detailed information can be found here.

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