They can be viewed as simple oddities, quirky objects or places with little significance or meaning. Or they can be seen as delightful rarities - little gems that spark wonder, curiosity, bemusement. Perhaps, no other city has such an abundance of little-known, off-beat fascinating gems as Philadelphia.

After visiting the historic shrines, museums, colonial-era houses, monuments, art and architect, there is still an endless supply of Philadelphia oddities to amuse and delight.

Here is our list of Philadelphia's most interesting, quirky (at times macabre) curiosities. They are in no particular order.