Take advantage of the long weekend and learn more about our great nation's history and culture
If your looking for something totally different to do on President's day, and for chance to take a road trip or quick flight with your little ones, here are some fun places to go!
- The Presidential Libraries - Most local public libraries might be closed in observance of the holiday, but most of the Presidential Libraries/Museums are open, providing your family with valuable insight into how each president helped shape our nation. Unfortunately, there is not a library for each president, but there are 15 available showcasing 14 presidents. Click here for more information.
- Disney's Magic Kingdom - Although it is closed until summer this year (2017), the Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square is a great way for your children to "meet" the presidents. There is a life-like animatronic structure for each of the 44 (soon to be 45) presidents. You can get a glimpse from this YouTube channel of what to expect if you decide to go once it re-opens. You can also enjoy the rest of the park while you're there 😊😊😊😊
- Washington D.C. - We all know that the US capitol is a treasure trove of museums, monuments and other landmarks to visit. From the Smithsonian collection of museums, to a Capitol Hill tour, to the Lincoln Memorial, there's a lot to see and learn. Because we have little ones in our extended family, we often break up our trips to just do a few tours. Then we return in 6-12 months to visit a new set of places. Here is a good resource on Washington.org for some low priced or free things to do while there.
- Philadelphia - often forgotten, this city is not just about the Liberty Bell. This weekend, you can attend special events going on all around the city, like a presidential costume contest at the National Constitution Center, where you can also "meet" Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. Valley Forge Museum is having a George Washington birthday party. There your family and can enjoy crafts, games, and cupcakes! There's much more going on, and you can visit VisitPhilly.com's website for more information.