NYC schools have an entire week off for President’s week during mid February which includes Ben Franklin’s birthday. During this week my husband and I plan on taking our kids down the east coast to visit family, and on the way back we will also be visiting major landmarks that sparked the history of America. Visitphilly.com has all the resources we need in one place so we know which landmarks we must see as we travel through the city of brotherly love.
Did you know that Benjamin Franklin had an entire museum devoted to him in Philadelphia? It’s only fitting since he did impact Philadelphia greatly. Now, don’t ask me about history, that’s just not my forte. My hubby, on the other hand, is actually a history teacher. Visiting museums and landmarks is the only way we can bond over his history obsession because I love to see new things and he can give me some insight behind each new thing we see. Taking the kids on a trip through Philadelphia to visit the Benjamin Franklin museum is a great hands-on way for them to learn about America’s history. Believe me, they will get a lot more out of a trip to a museum than just opening up a book thrown at them in common core. You may also be able to snag free admission to Benjamin Franklin Museum during his birthday weekend. See below for more information:
In honor of the frugal Founding Father’s birthday, Visit Philadelphia™ is providing free admission for up to 1,250 visitors to the new Benjamin Franklin Museum all birthday weekend long. At the museum, history buffs explore Franklin’s life and accomplishments through interactive activities, artifacts, video presentations and more. January 17-19. 318 Market Street, (267) 514-1523, nps.gov/inde
“Ben Franklin is Philadelphia’s favorite founding father. To evoke Ben’s wit, wisdom and joy year-round, visit his longtime home of Philadelphia. Learn more at visitphilly.com/Ben”
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Visit Philadelphia. The opinions and text are all mine.