July 4th Ice Cream Social

Come one, come all to the President Benjamin Harrison Home’s annual July 4th Ice Cream Social in Indianapolis downtown. This Indianapolis event offers historical fun with a twist. The whole family will enjoy mixing and mingling with presidential re-enactors as the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Home celebrates the Fourth of July in true Commander and Chief style. The fun starts at 11:30 am and lasts until 4:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00 for Indianapolis people and $4.00 for Indianapolis kids with a student ID. Children under four will be admitted for FREE.

For thirty five years, the President Benjamin Harrison Home has hosted its annual Ice Cream Social to coincide with Fourth of July celebrations across the city. This Indianapolis attraction offers sweet, cold ice cream, patriotic en-actors and live music for a fun filled day of nationalistic pride. This safe family celebration is the perfect place to teach your little ones about the origin of our July Fourth celebrations. More than just hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and fireworks, the Fourth of July marks the beginning of a nation.

This Indianapolis event features a re-enactment of President Harrison’s July 4, 1888 acceptance speech to be nominee for President of the United States of America. Given at his home on Delaware Street on the old north side of Indianapolis downtown, the speech marks the making of our Hoosier president, who remains a seminal icon of Indianapolis history. Celebrate this notable Indianapolis person with a visit to his former home turned Indianapolis museum.

Enjoy walk through tours of the home, a children’s Passport to History treasure hunt and Victorian games and crafts all day long. Place your own John Hancock on our United States Constitution under the watchful eye of Thomas Jefferson. Enjoy music by the White River Jazz Band from 11:30 to 3:00 pm. Climb aboard an Indianapolis Fire Department Fire Truck from 11:30 to 1:00 pm, and celebrate the Fourth of July with our local heroes. At 12:45 pm and 2:45 pm hear President Benjamin Harrison acceptance speech.┬áPlus Radio Disney will be on hand, as will Silly Safaris offering fun for Indianapolis kids. And lastly at 2:30 pm enjoy Bill Bailey the Music Man.

Also, all attendees will have a chance to enter a drawing to win a Party at Jillian’s. Ice cream is included with the price of admission to this Indianapolis event. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase. Celebrate the Fourth of July at the President Benjamin Harrison Home’s July 4th Ice Cream Social, where history comes to life.

Afterward treat yourself to dinner at any of these Indianapolis restaurants. Stick around downtown for Regions Bank’s Freedom Blast and other FREE activities at various Indianapolis attractions. Then head to any of these refreshing Indianapolis bars for a patriotic night cap.

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July Fourth Ice Cream Social
Friday, July 4, 2010

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Home
230 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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