Historical Attractions in TORONTO with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Toronto, Ontario!)

Toronto is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this Ontario city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Toronto’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Toronto when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • CN Tower

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    (1 miles) Toronto

    Defining Toronto's skyline at 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 in.), Canada's National Tower is an architectural triumph, engineering Wonder and world-renowned dining and entertainment destination.

  • Deaf Culture Centre

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    (1 miles) Toronto

    The DEAF CULTURE CENTRE is a symbol of the Deaf community celebrating Deaf life. It is a public forum both historical and forward-looking. The CENTRE is contemporary, a fun gathering place that is ...

  • Casa Loma

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    (2 miles) Toronto

    Canada's majestic castle was built between 1911 to 1914. It is complete with decorated suites, secret passages, towers, a 243-metre (800') tunnel leading to luxurious stable of mahogany and Spanish ...

  • Applewood Shaver House

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    (9 miles) Etobicoke

    Located in the City of Toronto, Applewood or Shaver House, as it is commonly known, provides a lovely setting for marriage ceremonies, parties and meetings. It has been in operation for over 20 years ...

  • Black Creek Pioneer Village

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    (11 miles) Toronto

    Step into Canada's past and explore an authentically re-created 1860's Ontario country village. Enjoy more than 40 restored homes, trade shops, farm buildings, interpreters and artisans in period ...

  • Cedar Ridge Creative Centre

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    (11 miles) Scarborough

    Cedar Ridge Creative Centre is a vibrant arts hub housed in a historic mansion. Built as a family home in 1912, Cedar Ridge is surrounded by lush gardens and scenic woods with a variety of walking ...

  • Benares Historic House

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    (15 miles) Mississauga

    With more than 160 years of history, this exquisite estate was home to four generations of the Harris and Sayers families. Feel the warmth and pride of workmanship in this home which has been ...

  • Georgina Pioneer Village and Archives

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    (41 miles) Keswick

    Located near the south shore of beautiful Lake Simcoe, this ten-acre site is now home to sixteen structures that interpret the rich history of Georgina between 1850 and 1920, including a one-room ...

  • Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead

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    (54 miles) St. George

    Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead is a National Historic Site. It is the birthplace and childhood home of one of Canada's most eminent citizens. Growing up on a mid-19th century farm with its ...

  • Chiefswood National Historic Site

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    (55 miles) Ohsweken

    Chiefswood stands testament to the legacy of the Johnson Family and within the societal sphere of Six Nations in the 19th century. Home to a Mohawk Confederacy Chief, and infamous daughter-Emily ...

  • Bell Homestead National Historic Site

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    (58 miles) Brantford

    Discover the household of Alexander Melville and Eliza Bell, the events surrounding the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell, and the origins of Canadian Telephone operations to 1880.

  • Brubacher House

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    (60 miles) Waterloo

    Learn first hand from knowledgeable tour guides about the life of a Pennsylvania German Mennonite family during the mid-nineteenth century. See an authentic depiction of a Pennsylvania German farm ...

  • Barnum House

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    (72 miles) Grafton

    The Barnum House was built between 1817 and 1819 by Eliakim Barnum, a United Empire Loyalist originally from Vermont. Barnum House was the first house museum to open in Ontario, restored and operated ...

  • Discovery Harbour

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    (84 miles) Penetanguishene

    Discovery Harbour, on scenic Penetanguishene Bay, will take you back in time to the presence of British naval and military forces in Central Ontario. Come and explore this recreated, 19th century ...

  • Canada's First Forestry Station

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    (85 miles) St. Williams

    Learn about the history of the Canadian forests, and those who played roles in the development of Canada's First Forestry Station.

  • Annandale National Historic Site

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    (87 miles) Tillsonburg

    Nationally designated for its magnificent interior, Annandale House serves as a monument to the Victorian style of design known as the Aesthetic Art Movement.

  • Bethune Memorial House National Historic Site

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    (88 miles) Gravenhurst

    Visit the birthplace of a hero in Ontario. Learn about the life and achievements of Dr. Henry Norman Bethune!

  • Backus Mill Heritage and Conservation Centre

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    (89 miles) Port Rowan

    Truly a chance to step back in time for a glimpse of our pioneer past. The Village has more than a dozen restored or reconstructed buildings to explore.

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  • Centreville Amusement Park

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    (7 miles) Toronto

    A 20-acre family theme park with over 30 rides and attractions on the Toronto Islands. Old Ontario village main street has lots of food, games, shops and rides including our antique carousel, log ...

  • Fantasy Fair

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    (12 miles) Etobicoke

    Come out and enjoy Fantasy Fair - the perfect place for the whole family. Little ones love the bumper boats and the play village while older children can enjoy the bumper cars, the spinner and the ...

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

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    (14 miles) Vaughan

    New! Now Open! . LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto - it's like you’ve just jumped into the biggest box of LEGO® bricks ever! • Come share our LEGO world of colour, creativity and family ...

  • Canada's Wonderland

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    (15 miles) Vaughan

    Experience the most exhilarating collection of rides and roller coasters in all of Canada! Test your level of thrill being spun 360 degrees, or free falling 230 feet!

  • Adventure Village

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    (34 miles) Hamilton

    Adventure Village is set on over 3 acres of beautiful rolling hills with lush vegetation, 5 waterfalls, 6 fish ponds, rapids, shipwrecks, and features a wide range of fun things to do including, ...

  • Bingemans Conference and Recreation Centre

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    (55 miles) Kitchener

    The area's largest water park, offers days of fun and entertainment for kids of all ages. there is also the newest and largest indoor family playground in the region with 25,000 square feet of fun.

  • Milltown Mini Golf

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    (68 miles) Peterborough

    Milltown is a family oriented amusement park located in Peterborough Ontario. We have over 2 acres of beautiful landscaped park area. Putt by 2 fish ponds, a working water wheel, a running water ...

  • Story Book Park

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    (97 miles) Owen Sound

    A fun day in Owen Sound with storybook adventures, family rides, water slides, and even a haunted house!

  • Ontario Place

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    (2 miles) Toronto

    Visit Toronto's only downtown waterfront playground and enjoy dozens of rides and attractions for kids of all ages Live children's entertainment, day camps and fireworks festival held June 27, July 1 ...

  • Wild Water Kingdom

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    (14 miles) Brampton

    Canada's only salt water park offers unlimited use of bumper boats, batting cages, minigolf, and rock climbing under a waterfall!

  • The Wave

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    (15 miles) Richmond Hill

    Ride the wave at York Region's first and only indoor wave pool...all year long!! Swim and surf in four-foot waves, frolic on water mats or try bodysurfing! Ride the thrilling 160-foot twisting water ...

  • Waves Indoor Water Park

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    (41 miles) Niagara Falls

    Ride the waves and slides in Waves, our 25,000 square foot indoor water park with a retractable roof for year-round fun!Our Water Park comes complete with a beach entry wave pool, tube slides, body ...

  • Fallsview Indoor Water Park

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    (41 miles) Niagara Falls

    The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is Niagara’s newest and largest indoor waterpark, located on North America’s largest hotel and indoor waterpark complex, the Falls Avenue Entertainment Complex. ...

  • Plunge! at Blue Mountain

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    (75 miles) Blue Mountains

    Plunge! is the ultimate, all ages, four season water adventure at the base of Blue Mountain Ski Resort, the largest mountain resort in Ontario, Canada, located near Collingwood - just a 90-minute ...

  • Reptilia

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    (14 miles) Vaughan

    Reptilias zoo contains more than 75 species of reptiles including all the 'Big Names' such as Nile Croc, King Cobra, Black Mamba, Reticulated Python, American Alligator, Boa Constrictor, Alligator ...

  • Toronto Zoo

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    (15 miles) Toronto

    Visit over 5,000 animals. Be thrilled by the Amazing Animal Show! Explore "Zellers Discovery Zone,"* featuring the "Kids Zoo", "Splash Island" and the "Great Barrier Reef Exhibit".

  • Bowmanville Zoo

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    (40 miles) Bowmanville

    Experience a close encounter of the wild kind. Bowmanville Zoo is an intimate and interactive zoo with educating live animal shows daily in the Animal Theatre. Animal rides and carnivore feedings. ...