President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February. In 2019, Presidents’ Day falls on Monday, February 18th and the Indianapolis Presidents’ Day deals are out there! Some Indianapolis museums offer free admission on Presidents’ Day and others offer special programming. If you have the day off from work or school, take advantage of this special occasion to learn about our presidents or to simply create memories!
Free Museum Admission on Presidents’ Day
Free Admission to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Enjoy free admission to the world’s greatest museum for kids, right in our backyard! The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will be open this Presidents’ Day from 10-5, with special presidential activities 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn fun historic facts about our nation’s presidents and meet Abe Lincoln in person!
Free Conner Prairie Admission on Presidents’ Day
Conner Prairie has free Presidents’ Day admission for all. At Conner Prairie, you’ll meet some of your favorite U.S. presidents and their first ladies, plus a few presidential hopefuls. There are games and fun activities, including a surprise birthday for Abe Lincoln.
Free Indiana State Museum Admission on Presidents’ Day
The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will offer free admission at all currently-open locations on Feb. 18 in honor of Presidents Day. Special activities will be offered at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis to commemorate the holiday, and visitors will also have access to all of the museum’s experiences, including Cardboard Engineering.
Free Admission Everyday
The Indiana State Library would be a fun and educational outing, open 8-4:30. Spend some time in the interactive reading room, learn about genealogies (maybe see if you can trace any relationships to past presidents!), or visit the Statehouse Education Center to learn about history and government. You can even call ahead to request a tour!
If shopping and food are more your thing, browse the Indianapolis City Market from 7am-9pm. Explore various foods and products from more than 25 local small businesses. Something for everyone!
Visiting the Indiana home of the 23rd president is a great way to celebrate President’s Day in Indy. While admission is only free for members, this would be a great time to visit The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.
What’s Closed on President’s Day
Post Offices, Schools (unless it’s a make-up snow day), most banks
What’s Open on President’s Day
Libraries, State Parks, National Parks, most museums, restaurants, retail stores