Visit us At 5th and Market Streets on Independence Mall


Presidents Day

Monday, February 16


Join us for a special Family Day honoring our nation’s first president, and learn more about how he impacted American history, society, and the Jewish community. Explore the original letter written by George Washington to the Jewish community (on view at the Museum) and write your own letter with a quill pen.

Events include:

Docent Led Tour: "A Special Relationship: American Jews and the White House"

  • 11 am in the Revolutionary War Gallery
  • 12 pm in the Civil War Gallery
  • 1 pm in the Revolutionary War Gallery
  • 2 pm in the Civil War Gallery
  • 3 pm in the Revolutionary War Gallery

Highlight Tours presented in multiple languages:*
  • 11:30 am: English
  • 12:30 pm: Hebrew
  • 1:30 pm: Russian
  • 2:30 pm: English
  • 3:30 pm: Spanish

*For these tours, please make sure to sign-up at the front desk.

The Freedom Family Presidential Corner can be found on the 4th floor. Please join us for crafts and story time.

Our Sensory-Friendly Access Program will also be taking place between 10 am and 12 pm. For more information on this event, click here.

Finally, George Washington himself will also be exploring NMAJH on Presidents Day between 1:30 and 3:30. Make sure to say hello!

Event type:Family-friendly