Coinciding with Presidents Day and Washington’s birthday in February, the Philadelphia History Museum joins with other local historical organizations to provide a look at Philadelphia in the 1790s, when it was the capital of the United States. Programs include a display and discussion of George Washington’s desk from his time as president, Martha Washington’s tea caddy, and other items from Philadelphia’s time as America’s seat of government.
Public Programs Overview
Presented each October in conjunction with other area museums and organizations, William Penn’s Welcome Week looks at the founder of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania and examines aspects of his legacy which have relevance today.
The Philadelphia History Museum is a founding partner and mentoring organization for the recent revival of National History Day Philly, part of a national competition in which students in grades 6–12 conduct extensive research related to an annual theme and present their findings in one of four categories: exhibits, documentaries, websites, and performances or papers. See the National History Day Philly website for more information, including results of student winners.
Philadelphia History Museum
15 South 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Museum Hours and Admission
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
$10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 students and teens (13-18), children 12 and under free. Museum Members and active military free. $20 for Family Pack.
Administrative Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
215.685.4830 voice; 215.685.4837 fax