Presidents Day Weekend

Date: 
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 9:30am - Monday, February 18, 2019 - 5:00pm
Location: 
525 Arch Street
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106
United States

Visitors can participate in a presidential festival while learning about the role of the president and what it takes to be commander in chief during the National Constitution Center’s Presidents Day Weekend celebration, Saturday, February 16, through Monday, February 18. Throughout the weekend, the Center will host a variety of entertaining, educational programs for the whole family, including presidential trivia where visitors can test their knowledge of America’s 45 presidents, craft stations, story corners, and more. Through other interactive programming, visitors considering their own path to the White House can experience all the ins and outs of the election process and a presidential campaign.

On Presidents Day Monday, visitors can attend a Kids Town Hall with Presidents George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt who will answer visitors’ questions, such as: “How did George Washington set the standard for the role of president of the United States?” and “Did George Washington really have wooden teeth?” The presidential reenactors will be available to pose for pictures and sign autographs. At the conclusion of the Town Hall program, the “presidents” will judge the Center’s annual kids Presidential Costume Contest. Additional featured programs include the Presidential Portrait Challenge, which engages visitors with life-sized portraits of American presidents, and a Voting Booth Activity, where visitors can step inside an actual voting booth to cast a vote for their favorite president.

Admission is FREE on Presidents Day, February 18, courtesy of TD Bank

Categories
Event Type: 
Community Events
Topic: 
Education