Patch: Presidents Day Weekend: Visit These Hidden Historical Gems
WASHINGTON, DC — Although Presidents Day is held in February because of its proximity to the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the federal holiday is regarded by many as a day to honor all of our presidents and the contributions that they have made to United States history.
The Uniform Monday Holiday Act established that this celebration would always take place on the third Monday of the month to provide federal employees with a three-day weekend.
If you’re looking to celebrate this holiday, the Capital Region is a great place to be. Aside from the National Mall (and the hordes of tourists that come with it), there are a number of presidential homes and historical sites throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Here are some places you may not have known about:
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