Presidents Day gives us an opportunity to observe what great leaders have done for our country. As the birthplace of our nation, Philadelphia tourism is filled to the brim with historic landmarks and other attractions to help people remember our roots. During Presidents Day weekend, our already historic city becomes even more exciting. You can walk around Philadelphia and check out the Liberty Bell, Benjamin Franklin’s grave, or Independence Hall, or you can attend some great events! Not sure what you want to do? We have highlighted some of the coolest events to attend and sights to see, including:
- National Constitution Center (February 18 to20) – presidential arts and crafts, trivia, and a costume contest. Need we say more?
- President’s House (anytime) – Right next to the Liberty Bell Center, visit this 24-hour site that explores Freedom & Slavery in the Making of a New Nation.
- “Foodways of Lincoln’s Time” at Mercer Museum (February 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) – join food historian Susan McLellan Plaisted for a presentation of the food of Abraham Lincoln’s time. You won’t believe some of the president’s common cuisine.
- “Washington’s Birthday Party” at Valley Forge (February 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) – come out to the Culinary Institute of Montgomery County Community College for crafts, games, and cake. The first public celebration of Washington’s birthday was in Valley Forge – what better place to celebrate his 285th!
- Benjamin Franklin Museum (February 20) – don’t miss out on the free Presidents Day admission to the historic Benjamin Franklin Museum, where you can learn about one of our Founding Fathers.
If you and your family are looking for an extraordinary weekend of historic experiences, something on our list will be perfect. After you work up an appetite from checking out Philadelphia tourism attractions, stop by Geno’s Steaks for a warm, delicious cheesesteak just the way you like it!