Best of Philly

2019 Cultural Tour

Parkway Central Library

Prominent black Philadelphia architect Julian Abele designed this Beaux Arts gem in the 1920s, and library staffers are happy to show you around — for free. The hour-long tour starts at 10 a.m., but definitely stick around for the 11 a.m. tour of the rare books department, too.

1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103; 215-686-5322;