Elegant, sophisticated, and classy are a few adjectives that come to mind when I think of serif fonts. Serif fonts, which have origins as far back as 700 BC, are timeless. Check out my hand-picked collection of free serif fonts that you can download and install in your computer. Make sure to read the licensing terms of the fonts before using them.

1. EB Garamond

By Georg Duffner

EB Garamond

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2. Prociono

By Barry Schwartz


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3. Linden Hill

By Barry Schwartz

Linden Hill

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4. Linux Libertine Font

By Philipp H. Poll

Linux Libertine Font

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5. Lora

By Cyreal


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6. Crimson Text

By Sebastian Kosch

Crimson Text

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7. Merriweather

By Eben Sorkin


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8. Abraham Lincoln

By Frances MacLeod

Abraham Lincoln

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9. Judson

By Daniel Johnson


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10. Gentium Book Basic

By Victor Gaultney

Gentium Book Basic

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More Free Serif Fonts

If you’d like to see more serif fonts, head on over to these other free serif font collections:

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Jacob Gube is the co-founder of Design Instruct. Join him on Twitter @sixrevisions