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President's Day Attractions and Celebrations

Posted by: NJ Kids Staff - February 01, 2018

What to do with the Kids this President's Day?

Did you know that President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February? This patriotic holiday will be recognized on February 19, 2018. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are the two most famous presidents but this day honors all past and present U.S. Presidents. There have been 45 presidents so far.

These celebrations will bring you from the crossing of the Delaware River where Washington defeated the British in the two battles of Trenton and Princeton, and then retook New Jersey, to the battlegrounds and historic villages. Don’t miss these unique and educational experiences, great for the entire family! Please check for times and fees.

Discovery History Center Grand Opening At Washington Headquarters Museum

February 17-19, 2018
30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ, 973-539-2016 x260
Showcasing new exhibits. Interactive activities for children, videos, artifacts and more! Ford Mansion and Washington’s Headquarters will be open for visiting. Learn about George Washington and the Continental Army’s winter encampment.

National Constitution Center President's Day Weekend 2018

February 17-19, 2018
525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA, 215.409.6600
Family friendly programs and activities at The National Constitutional Center: arts, crafts, games and shows. Kids will learn about the role of the president and what the job involves. Visit Kids Town Hall and meet Presidents Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt. Join in a Presidential Costume Contest.

George Washington's Birthday Party At The Washington Crossing Historic Park

February 18, 2018, 10AM-2PM
1112 River Rd, Washington Crossing, PA, 215-493-4076
Help celebrate George Washington’s 286th birthday. Children’s activities in park buildings and visitors center. Make birthday cards. Visitors will sing Happy Birthday and enjoy a cake cutting at 1PM.

Washington's Birthday Celebration At The Johnson Ferry House

February 18, 2018, 1-4PM
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd, Titusville, NJ, 609-737-2515
Good Washington birthday family event with live music in the parlor, FAQ’S about first president, history of gingerbread and baking demonstration, colonial toys and games, quill pen writing, wood shop open. Donations appreciated.

Kids Week at Intrepid Musuem

February 18-24, 2018
Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY, 877-957-7447
Look for science at Kids Week! Discover how science intersects with art, sports, games and nature with fun-filled activities, performances and visits from special guests all week long. For curious kids of all ages and interests.

President's Day is Family Day at State Theatre New Jersey

February 19, 2018
15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ, 732-246-7469
Day-long New Brunswick festival with nonstop activity, fun for the whole family!
Enjoy performances, workshops, hands on activities, costumed characters, face painting, balloon animals, games, a photo booth and more!

Federal Hall National Memorial

Monday-Friday
26 Wall St, New York, NY, 212-825-6990
Birthplace of American Government. George Washington took the oath of office as the first president here. Participate in the Junior Ranger program and learn fascinating facts about Federal Hall.

Grover Cleveland Birthplace

Wednesday-Sunday
207 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ, 973-226-0001
Family activity: Self-guided tours of Grover Cleveland’s historic house museum.

Madame Tussauds New York

Open Daily
234 West 42nd St, New York, NY, 866-841-3505
A must see for kids. Check out wax figures of some popular U.S. Presidents.

Rockingham Historic Site, George Washington's Final Wartime Headquarters

Wednesday-Sunday
Route 603, Kingston NJ, 609-683-7132
Guided tour of this historic house - it served as Washington’s final Revolutionary War headquarters for over two and one-half months in 1783. Donations appreciated. Please call to confirm times.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall At The American Museum of Natural History

Open Daily
Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY, 212-769-5100
Kids of all ages should stop by this Hall and learn how the 26th President of the United States became a conservationist. He was passionate about the American wilderness.

Washington Crossing Historic Park

Open Daily
1112 River Rd, Washington Crossing, PA, 215-493-4076
Great educational experience for the whole family. 500 Acres of American History. Site on the PA side where Washington crossed the Delaware River and turned the tide of the Revolutionary War. Guided and self-guided tours of the grounds.

Washington Crossing State Park

Open Daily
355 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd, Titusville, NJ, 609-737-9303
Cool for kids to visit. Site where George Washington crossed the Delaware River during the American Revolution’s “The Ten Crucial Days” military campaign. Watch a short video at the Visitors Center. Walk the same trail as the Continental Army.

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Posted by: NJ Kids Staff| February 01, 2018
Categories:  Fun Things To Do
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