Virginia's Presidents for Kids


    Introduce the kids to the presidents of Virginia in a fun, hands-on way.

    Northern Virginia | Central Virginia | Shenandoah Valley 


    Northern Virginia

    Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center in Charlottesville. Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center 

    Fredericksburg - Apr 27 - James Monroe's Birthday Celebration - Come celebrate the 255th anniversary of James Monroe's birth at the James Monroe Museum! We'll serve cake and punch in our garden from 1 to 3 p.m., accompanied by period music by a living history guitar-and-fiddle duo. The museum will be open free of charge all day (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

    Mount Vernon - Jun 15-16 - Meet the Father of Our Country - Spend Father's Day with the Father of Our Country! "General Washington" greets visitors and poses for photographs on Father's Day.



    Central Virginia

    Orange - May 18 - Dolley Madison's Birthday - Celebrate the birthday of the woman who inspired the title "first lady!" Enjoy birthday cake and punch with Dolley in the morning. Then visit the mansion for Dolley's "birthday salon." Free admission for anyone who shares Dolley's name or birthday!

    Forest - Jul 4 - Independence Day Celebration at Jefferson's Poplar Forest - The celebration will feature music, dance, living history interpreters, historic craft demonstrations (potters, weavers, and soap-making), storytelling, interactive children's games and much more.



    Shenandoah Valley

    Staunton - May 12 - Celebrate Mother's Day at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library - In recognition of President Woodrow Wilson proclaiming the first Mothers' Day in 1914, all mothers will be admitted FREE to the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum on Sunday, May 12.


    Find more great ways to educate your kids with hands-on, fun experiences when you check out Cool Places for Kids!

Last Updated: 3/5/2013 4:42 PM
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