Historical Attractions in TRURO with kids

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

Truro is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this Nova Scotia 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 Truro’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 Truro when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • HMCS Sackville

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    (51 miles) Halifax

    See for yourself the living conditions faced by the brave sailors of the Second World War.

  • Saltscapes Expo

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    (55 miles) Halifax

    Entering its seventh year, this fast-growing and immensely popular consumer show is custom-designed for the prosperous Atlantic Canadian consumer audience served by Saltscapes magazine. The carefully ...

  • Prince Edward Island Museum Heritage

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    (61 miles) Charlottetown

    Excellent example of Victorial life. The shipbuilding musuem at Green Park does a good job in explaining the trade.

  • Avonlea Village

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    (78 miles) Cavendish

    A replica of Avonlea - the town in the popular book of "Anne of Green Gables", featuring authentic historic buildings!

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  • Magic Valley

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    (28 miles) Greenhill

    Young family theme park with family and kiddie rides, petting farm, leisure waters and water slides! Feel the magic in Nova Scotia!

  • Atlantic Play Land

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    (49 miles) Halifax

    Atlantic Playland is fun for everyone in the family, and admission and parking is always FREE! Make a splash in our waterslides and bumper boats - perfect on a hot summer's day. Take a ride on "Big ...

  • Burlington Amusement Park

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    (76 miles) Kensington

    Burlington Amusement Park is Atlantic Canada's Premiere Go-Kart Facility and a must see on your PEI vacation.

  • Sandpit Cavendish Beach

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    (78 miles) New Glasgow

    Visit the LARGEST amusement park on Prince Edward Island, with go karts, bumper boats, family rides and a thrilling roller coaster!

  • Shining Waters

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    (78 miles) Cavendish

    Make a splash on Prince Edward Island with over 40 wet and dry attractions, over 6 themed areas, with other classic rides and even animals!

  • Magic Mountain

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    (94 miles) Moncton

    Water fun AND a fun zone at this New Brunswick water park - perfect for kids of all ages, and the entire family!

  • Magic Mountain Water Park

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    (94 miles) Moncton

    8 varying water slides for older kids and adults plus another 4 just for small ones, lazy river, wave pool, hot tub and swimming pools. Also has mini golf!

  • Oaklawn Farm Zoo

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    (80 miles) Aylesford

    Animal fun in Nova Scotia's largest zoo with 50 acres boasting a great range of exotic, native and domestic breeds of mammals, birds and reptiles from all around the world!

  • Magnetic Hill Zoo

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    (94 miles) Moncton

    A beautiful zoo with over 625 animals including exotic birds, mammals, reptiles and fancy fish. You can see daily primate, lion and otter feedings daily in summer!

  • Ambassatours

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    (51 miles) Halifax

    Company specializes in tours and charters in Atlantic Canada.

  • Blue Diamond Tours

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    (52 miles) Halifax

    Family-friendly excursions in Halifax NS (Canada). Ideal for families on cruises or visiting on their own/at a conference. Our small group tour services can include touring historic Halifax and/or ...

  • Scott Walking Adventures

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    (62 miles) Hubbards

    We offer rich, walking and hiking vacation experiences designed for inquisitive travellers who want to see the world in a different way. Our unique holidays combine challenge and adventure travel ...

  • Kiwi Kaboodle

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    (82 miles) Mahone Bay

    Kiwi Kaboodle is a small, locally-owned company providing excellent (licensed!) tours of Nova Scotia since 2001. Whether you are wanting an entertaining tour packed with facts and dates, or a ...

  • Kiddietown

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    (47 miles) Dartmouth

    Spacious and varied play facilities for newborns, toddlers and pre schoolers.

  • At Play Cafe

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    (49 miles) Dartmouth

    Multi level indoor adventure play for kids under 8, with sliding, climbing and all the rest of it. Separate area for tots.

  • The Play Box

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    (49 miles) Dartmouth

    A super fun play experience for kids up to 12 years old! Don't worry - they have the adults covered too!

  • That Fun Place

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    (62 miles) Charlottetown

    Great indoor play for kids on Prince Edward Island, with inflatables, soft play, and birthday parties!

  • Black Cultural Centre

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    (46 miles) Dartmouth

    The Centre serves as a museum and a library resource center for the African Nova Scotian community and the Black Canadian community as a whole.

  • Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum

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    (47 miles) Bedford

    The largest Aviation Museum east of Ottawa. Home to a growing collection of 25 plus aircraft in two spacious hanger style buildings.

  • Shearwater Aviation Museum

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    (51 miles) Shearwater

    In its current location, the Museum also offers other facilities to complement the collection including an Archives & Reference Library, Gift Shop, Conference Room and 50-seat theatre. The Museum has ...

  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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    (51 miles) Halifax

    The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. With locations in downtown Halifax and downtown Yarmouth, the Gallery houses the Province's art collection and offers a ...

  • Museum of Natural History

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    (51 miles) Halifax

    The Museum of Natural History is an ever-evolving landscape. Its staff is dedicated to collecting, researching and documenting Nova Scotias natural history. Their vision is to interpret the natural ...

  • Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design

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    (52 miles) Halifax

    The provincial government runs this center with the idea of encouraging and developing crafts- and design-based industries across the province.

  • Pier 21

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    (52 miles) Halifax

    Canadas Immigration Museum,tells the stories of 1.5 million immigrants, war brides, displaced people, evacuee children and Canadian military service personnel who passed through its doors between ...

  • Dalhousie art gallery

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    (52 miles) Halifax

    The Dalhousie Art Gallery is a public art gallery, an academic support unit within the educational and research context of Dalhousie University, and a cultural resource for the whole community.

  • Acadia University Art Gallery

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    (56 miles) Wolfville

    The Acadia University Art Gallery offers a year-round exhibition programme of contemporary and historical work. The exhibitions and outreach programming of the Acadia University Art Gallery promote ...

  • Confederation Centre of the Arts

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    (61 miles) Charlottetown

    The Confederation Centre is open year-round and showcases the best in the Canadian visual and performing arts. It houses several theatres, an art gallery, Mavors Bistro and a gift shop.

  • Struts Gallery

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    (64 miles) Sackville

    Struts Gallery, established in 1982, is an artist-run centre dedicated to presenting local, regional and national contemporary artist initiated activities: expositions, performances, symposia, ...

  • Fog Forest Gallery

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    (64 miles) Sackville

    Original artworks by painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors and artisans are presented year round in monthly solo, group or themed exhibitions.

  • Owens Art Gallery

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    (64 miles) Sackville

    Located on the Mount Allison University campus, this historic gallery opened in 1895 and is FREE to visit, giving kids a great insight into the art world!

  • Wyatt Historic House Museum

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    (75 miles) Summerside

    Wyatt Historic House animates the heirlooms and stories of the prominent Wyatt family. Begin in the 1890s and exit the authentic 1950's kitchen. Check for special themed tours offered to stir the ...