The Frye Art Museum is the perfect thing to do if you're looking for free things to do in Seattle. The museum inside located in Seattle's First Hill area. The museum has the art collection of Charles and Emma Frye, who were business leaders and enjoyed collecting art. They also have free tours. The collection is wonderful. There are also contemporary exhibits. There's a nice little cafe in the museum. The building is really cool. The main collection has mostly German art from the late 19th centuries and early 20th centuries. Charles Frye died in 1940 and donated his collection to the city. The museum opened in 1952. The building was designed by Rick Sundberg. Anyway, I highly recommend checking this museum out if you are a modern art lover visiting Seattle, even for a day. It's much less of a commitment, honestly!