Okay so I’ll be honest the first thing that comes to mind for me about President’s Day Weekend is the great sales. Yes, just another excuse to shop. Unfortunately my little girl has not yet developed a shared love for shopping so instead we will be spending the weekend learning about what President’s Day is all about…our great country and the forefathers who have led it. With plenty of fun activities in the Hartford county area we will have no problem staying away from the outlets. I’m sure my wallet will appreciate that.
Celebrate Presidents' Day at the Stanley-Whitman House by learning about our 16th president Abraham Lincoln. Through hands-on activities, learn about him as a person, the challenges he faced, and the decisions he made. This event is for children in elementary through middle school and caregivers must attend. No registration required.
February 20, 10-3pm
37 High St. Farmington, CT 06032
Children in grades 3-6 can enjoy a fun and interactive program at the Old State House where they can paint a portrait of President Washington, trace a silhouette of “Honest Abe”, act out a debate and more!
Cost: $5 per student and adult staying for the program
800 Main St. Hartford, CT
Head over to Barnes & Noble for a Presidents Day Story! Read from George Washington's Birthday by Margaret McNamara. It's a partly true and funny story of our founding fathers 7th birthday. Children will learn truths and myths about George Washington!
60 Isham Rd. West Hartford, CT 06107
February 15, 1pm
On Monday, February 20 spend the day at Imagine Nation Museum pretending to be George Washington or Abe Lincoln. You and your child can learn what it takes to be president of the USA and participate in fun activities.
1 Pleasant St. Bristol, CT 06010
Spend the President’s week outdoors skiing or snowboarding at Mount Southington with special hours running from 9am-10pm. Check the website out for more info and rates.
396 MT Vernon Road Plantsville, CT 06479