Celebrate Presidents’ Day all February long with a Family Presidential Journey

We’ve compiled our top 15 sites in the tri-state area directly (or indirectly) related to our Presidents.. It’s a great way to learn about these American leaders, the history of our nation and spend time with the kids!  For more fun, see if the kids can figure out which president goes with each site! Hail to the Chief!

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  1. Walk in his footsteps of our Revolutionary War soldiers at the Morristown National Historical Park, site of 1779 winter encampment. Which President stayed with his soldiers there?
  2. Stroll along Independence Mall and stop at the first official President’s House. Which TWO presidents lived there?
  3. Learn about the creation of the United Nations with a guided tour of the UN in NYC.  Which President signed the first official charter of the UN on August 8,1945?
  4. Enjoy a space show at the New Jersey State Museum’s Planetarium. Which president was in office when Armstrong landed on the moon.
  5. Take a tour of the New Jersey State House.  Which president once spoke at the State House?
  6. Amble through the winter landscape at Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown. Which president’s Secretary of State’s family name was Frelinghuysen?
  7. Spend the day at the Museum of Natural History n NYC. What president was one of the founders of this great museum?
  8. Catch the Harlem Globetrotters on February 16th and 17th at the IZOD Center.  Which President always dreamed of being a basketball player?
  9. Learn about the Battle of Trenton and tour Washington Crossing Historic Park (the preamble to this historic battle). What President was wounded at the battle?
  10. Study the Native American Art at the Montclair Art Museum. What president battled Native Americans at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814?
  11. Learn about the inventions of Edison at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in West Orange. What president was x-rayed by a machine sent by Thomas Edison after being shot?
  12. Visit any of the 9 National Parks and 55 National Historic Landmarks in New Jersey. Which President established the National Park Service?
  13. Check out the animals at Turtle Back Zoo.  Which president cohabitated with an alligator?
  14. Download a family guide then enjoy the Princeton Art Museum. Which president attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton)?
  15. Soar into aviation at the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame at Teterboro Airport.  Which President was in office when Lindberg made his first solo flight?

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 Written by Jenny Tananbaum, Suburban Mom, suburbanmom@njkidsonline.com







Answers:  1. Washington 2. Washington and Adams 3. Truman 4. Nixon 5. Lincoln 6. Arthur 7. T. Roosevelt 8. Obama 9. Monroe 10. Jackson 11. McKinley 12. Wilson 13. J. Q. Adams 14. Madison 15. Coolidge