Wawa Hoagie Day Exhibits & Programs
- Independence Visitor Center Lawn, Market Street between 5th & 6th Streets Noon – 2 p.m.
Wawa will serve a 4.5 ton “hoagie salute” to visitors attending the 21st annual Wawa Hoagie Day. Stop by the letter writing station to create cards and letters for our troops. You won’t want to miss a concert by the USO Show Troupe or the hoagie building contest to recognize the USO and our local police and fire personnel. Wawa Hoagie Day is Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Deliciousness at its finest. Free admission to the National Constitution Center is provided all-day, courtesy of Wawa.
There are so many things to do in Philadelphia during the week of the Fourth of July—here’s how to make the most of your day! Check out our suggested itineraries for families, military history buffs, and civil rights enthusiasts, and for tackling a Historic Philadelphia must-see bucket list or taking the Finding the Founders marathon challenge.
What America Eats: The History of the Hoagie Show
12 p.m.. 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.
This fun and engaging program will explore the history of the American hoagie and the many names “We the People” use for this sandwich. (Do you call it a sub? A hero? A grinder?)
Wawa: History of an American Company
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Few foods are more loved in Philadelphia than the hoagie, and few companies are tied to Philadelphia’s history quite like Wawa! Take a journey through our city’s fascinating industrial history, and learn how the Wawa Company went from a small dairy to the iconic area business it is today. Plus, if you ever thought that “hoagie” is a funny word, you’ll have a chance to discover how this popular sandwich got its name.
In the Army Now: Military Etiquette Workshop
12:30 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m.
Learn the ins and outs of Army life, including a brief history lesson, the military’s rank structure, the proper way to salute and march, and insider lingo.
Flag Ceremonies and Workshops
3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m.
Participate in flag-raising ceremonies as well as hands-on flag etiquette workshops, where you’ll discover the history, symbolism, and proper handling of the American flag.
Soldier Mail Call
9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Write a letter thanking a member of America’s armed forces serving overseas.
Arts and Crafts
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Learn how kids have helped in past war efforts by making 1940s crafts. Plus, learn how we honor soldiers today by creating your own American flags and memorial poppy wreaths.
Museum admission on July 2 is free courtesy of Wawa.