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By Michelle Mass | February 17, 2017 | Culture
Celebrating President’s Day in the city where the constitution was signed is a must-do. Below, we outline how to spend the day off in our historic city—and learn a bit more about our history at the same time.
On February 20, history buffs can enjoy free admission to National Constitution Center, which will be featuring special programs for adults and children. Interactive shows including "Constitution 101: The Presidency and Article II" will be on display in the main lobby throughout the day. Or, test your knowledge with the Hail to the Chief Quiz Game after entering your tots in a one-of-a-kind Presidential costume contest—the most creative child will have a chance to win a family membership! 525 Arch St., 215-409-6600
Another museum offering free admission for this month is the National Museum of American Jewish History, which invites vistiors to join them on President’s Day for an afternoon of educational fun. Attendees can read an original letter written by our first president to the Rhode Island Jewish Community, as well as participate in arts and crafts, tour the museum, and more. 101 S. Independence Mall E., 215-923-3811
This holiday, be sure to head over to Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle to catch Susan McLellan Plaisted, food historian and owner of Heart to Hearth Cookery in Bucks County, host her Foodways of Lincoln’s Time. This interactive exhibit at the Doylestown museum will feature Plaisted remaking some of President Abraham Lincoln’s favorite dishes, including pigeon and deer—she'll also discuss Colonial American cooking methods and recipes. Afterward, guests can take an in-depth tour of the tower, with exclusive looks into rooms starting from the basement to the top of the tower. 84 S. Pine St., Doylestown, 215-345-0210
Steps away from the Liberty Bell is the President’s House: Freedom and Slavery in the Making of a New Nation, a 24-hour exhibit that allows people to view remnants of the mansion where George Washington and John Adams once lived. Plan to head into Old City afterward for a delicious meal at The Little Lion for savory American food with a southern twist. Independence Mall