Five Museums To Visit For Free This Presidents’ Day Weekend

The National Constitution Center, the Benjamin Franklin Museum and more...

This Monday marks Presidents’ Day, and there’s no better place to spend the long holiday weekend than in Philadelphia.

The City of Brotherly Love was once home to President George Washington, whose February 22 birthday we commemorate with this federal holiday, and this city brims with attractions once frequented by many a Founding Father.

To commemorate the day, a number of Philly museums offer free admission for all at some point during (or throughout the entire) weekend. Visit spots like the National Constitution Center, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and more.

Check out five spots to score free admission this Presidents’ Day weekend in Philly.

National Constitution Center

National Constitution CenterPhoto by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

In celebration of Presidents' Day, the National Constitution Center offers free admission on Monday, February 20. Stop by the Historic District museum to check out its hands-on activities, interactive exhibits and a number of special events including a voting booth activity, a Presidential Costume Contest and more.

National Constitution Center

When:Monday, February 20
Where:National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street
Cost:Free

www.constitutioncenter.org

Benjamin Franklin Museum

Benjamin Franklin MuseumPhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Benjamin Franklin’s namesake museum invites guests in for a Presidents' Day celebration with free general admission on Monday, February 20.

Benjamin Franklin Museum

When:Monday, February 20
Where:Benjamin Franklin Museum, 317 Chestnut Street
Cost:Free

www.nps.gov

National Museum of American Jewish History

NMAJHPhoto by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Throughout the month of February, the National Museum of American Jewish History offers up free admission to its collections thanks to generous support from the Parkway Corporation. That's right — every day this month, museum guests can explore the museum for no cost at all.

National Museum of American Jewish History

When:Throughout the month of February
Where:National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall E.
Cost:Free

www.nmajh.org

The Presidents’ House

President's HousePhoto by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

From 1790 to 1800, the city of Philadelphia was the U.S. capital and the President's House — home to Presidents George Washington and John Adams — was America's first executive mansion. Admission to the open-air historic attraction is always free.

The Presidents’ House

When:Every day
Where:President's House, 524-530 Market Street
Cost:Free

www.nps.gov

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

PAFAPhoto By B. Krist For Visit Philadelphia

In celebration of its marquee World War I exhibition, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offers free admission on Sundays for the duration of the exhibition (through April 9). This Sunday, check out the special exhibition in addition to the museum’s regular exhibitions, which range from paintings to sculptures and beyond.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

When:Sunday, February 19
Where:Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad Street
Cost:Free

www.pafa.org


For more Presidents' Day events in Philadelphia, check out a full guide on visitphilly.com.

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