Celebrate Presidents’ Day the Philadelphia Way


Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of our Nation, and what better day to celebrate all of Philadelphia’s history than Presidents’ Day. From Founding Fathers to historic institutions, Philadelphia is rich in U.S. history.

Read on to learn about Philadelphia’s history and see how to celebrate Presidents’ Day in the City of Brotherly Love.

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Presidents’ Day Weekend at the National Constitution Center

Dates: February 12-15, 2016
Learn about what it takes to be commander-in-chief through a slew of special events at the National Constitution Center, which will host free admission on Presidents’ Day.

Foodways of Washington’s Time at the Mercer Museum

Dates: February 15, 2016
Learn about some of our first presidents’ favorite food items at Foodways of Lincoln’s Time, a cooking demonstration at the Mercer Museum. From noon to 4 p.m., visitors can sample old time fare and help prepare Washington’s favorite breakfast, “hoecakes,” by grinding corn in a cuern.

Washington’s Birthday Party at Valley Forge

Dates: February 14-15, 2016
The Visitor Center at Valley Forge hosts a slew of free fun in celebration of George Washington’s 284th birthday. The two-day birthday party will include cupcakes, crafts, games, a Continental Army activity for kids and more.

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