February 20th, 2017
Presidents’ Day may tend to fall by the wayside when considering other holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter, however, Edgewater residents are situated in one of the most historic and notorious cities in the United States when it comes to American history, so there’s no reason not to learn a few things about the city this Feb. 20!
In Philadelphia, tons of local museums and points of interest celebrate Presidents’ Day by offering promotions for the holiday. To find out what’s happening in your Edgewater neighborhood this Presidents’ Day, read on below.
The National Constitution Center, located at 525 Arch Street which is about two miles from your Edgewater apartment, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to explaining the United States Constitution. On Presidents’ Day, admission will be free, and there will be activities all weekend long such as a craft table for kids to create presidential masks and seals, a friendly competition-sparking trivia game and a presidential costume contest.
The National Museum of American Jewish History, located at 101 S Independence Mall which is about three miles from your Edgewater apartment, is a Smithsonian-affiliated museum founded in 1976. On Presidents’ Day, visitors will reap a chance to “meet” George Washington and examine his original letter written in 1790 to the Jewish community of Newport, Rhode Island, declaring the importance of religious freedom.
The City Tavern, located at 138 S 2nd Street which is about three miles from your Edgewater apartment, is a reconstructed Colonial tavern where servers in period dress deliver old-fashioned American fare. This is the perfect place to get a taste of Colonial life in 2017!
The National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
The National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall
The City Tavern
138 S 2nd Street