Historical Attractions in ABINGTON with kids

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

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

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  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium

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    (18 miles) Boston

    Walk though the world of 1937, quite literally, as you step into a one-of-a-kind, three-story, painted-glass globe. Once inside, watch a sound and light presentation, experience the unique acoustics ...

  • Plimoth Plantation

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    (20 miles) Plymouth

    A fascinating historical attractions for the family and kids as they can learn all about the the stories and tales about actual people who were part of the colony in 1627. A living history adventure ...

  • Hannaway Blacksmith Shop

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    (28 miles) Lincoln

    Visitors can now experience the ring of the anvil and the odor of coal and hot steel as blacksmiths forge pieces of the metal into hinges, nails, and other household items.

  • Phillips House

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    (29 miles) Salem

    Experience a glimpse into the private world of the Phillips family with this historic 1821 house in Salem.

  • The House of the Seven Gables

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    (29 miles) Salem

    Uncover 359 years of Salem's history at this collection of historic buildings, and museum. A great family historical experience in Massachusetts!

  • Lafayette Durfee House

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    (30 miles) Fall River

    Visit the historic home of Colonel Joseph Durfee who defended Fall River from the British. A historic adventure through the stories of the American Revolution.

  • Battleship Cove

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    (30 miles) Fall River

    Don't just learn about history, live it! At Battleship Cove, you will experience firsthand what it was like to serve on board a Navy warship in WWII. Plus Nautical Nights program where families stay ...

  • Providence Athenaeum

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    (31 miles) Providence

    The Providence Athenaeum, founded in 1753 as an independent membership library, provides books and other materials to all, of any age, who love reading, appreciate literature, and enjoy cultural ...

  • Coggeshall Farm Museum

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    (35 miles) Bristol

    Is a living history farm depicting Bristol's agrarian life in the year 1799 through live interpretation, historic structures, and heirloom plants and animals.

  • Maritime Gloucester

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    (38 miles) Gloucester

    Features include an aquarium with touch tanks and maritime exhibit gallery with interactive stations plus summer classes and programs aimed at families. Plus go sailing or lobstering!

  • Smith's Castle

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    (45 miles) North Kingstown

    A step back in time as you experience Rhode Island in the 1600s! A fascinating historical experience for the whole family on your day out together.

  • Museum of Newport History

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    (47 miles) Newport

    The Museum provides the whole family with an engaging introduction to the area's rich history and the beauty of its architecture. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things ...

  • Newport Mansions

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    (47 miles) Newport

    Explore 250 years of American history at our 11 historic properties, located on 80 acres of gardens and parks.

  • Biomes Marine Biology Center

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    (48 miles) North Kingstown

    Biomes is a privately owned marine science education center focusing on hands-on programs for students and families in Southern New England.

  • Historic Fort Adams

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    (48 miles) Newport

    HISTORIC FORT ADAMS is off Harrison Ave. in Fort Adams State Park. Built 1824-57, Fort Adams is one of the largest coastal fortifications in the United States. Guided tours take visitors from the ...

  • Astors Beechwood Mansion

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    (48 miles) Newport

    Once the summer home of the Astors, this elegant mansion now features living history tours, including Victorian and Roaring Twenties tours, evening performances, seasonal events, and much more.

  • Belcourt Castle

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    (49 miles) Newport

    Take a tour during the day of this elegant castle, with its medieval flavor, or walk among the many spirits of the past during a Ghost Tour, Belcourt Castle offers a unique opportunity to step back ...

  • America's Stonehenge

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    (53 miles) Salem

    A mysterious historical attraction - possibly the oldest man-made attraction in the entire country - our very own Stonehenge! Right in New Hampshire.

  • Americas Stonehenge

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    (53 miles) Salem

    Explore the mysteries of America's Stonehenge, and try and work out how it was built! Most likely the oldest man-made structure in the USA!

  • The Robert Frost Farm

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    (55 miles) Derry

    The Robert Frost Farm was home to Robert Frost and his family from 1900-1911. Frost, one of the nation's most acclaimed poets whose writings are said to be the epitome of New England, attributed many ...

  • Old Sturbridge Village

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    (59 miles) Sturbridge

    A fascinating 1830s New England living history museum - one of the largest in the country! With 59 antique buildings, costumed historians, and a working farm, kids can enjoy year round fun at this ...

  • The Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center

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    (68 miles) Manchester

    The center houses an impressive interactive exhibit hall that allows visitors to explore the Merrimack River. The exhibits focus on the Merrimack River watershed, historical use of the Amoskeag area, ...

  • Strawbery Banke Museum

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    (68 miles) Portsmouth

    Visitors to Strawbery Banke have the opportunity to experience and imagine how people lived and worked in this typical American neighborhood throughout four centuries of history. Through its ...

  • Connecticut Archaeology Center

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    (70 miles) Storrs

    The Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center are home to the University of Connecticut's Anthropological Collections and repre- sents the single largest repository of Connecticut ...

  • Historic Ship Nautilus

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    (77 miles) Groton

    Kids will get a great insight into the lives of the men who sail the depths of the ocean in this fascinating submarine visit, with an educational museum with the world's finest collection of ...

  • The DNA EpiCenter

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    (78 miles) New London

    Welcome to the DNA EpiCenter, where promoting the understanding of the science of life to people of all ages is our mission.

  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

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    (83 miles) Concord

    Take a journey to the stars: where the sky is no limit, it is just the beginning! Kids can participate in a rocket-making workshop, make a comet, land the space shuttle, try the amateur satellite ...

  • Dr Seuss National Memorial

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    (84 miles) Springfield

    In the centre of Springfield there is a park called The Quadrangle which contains sculptures of some of your favourite Dr.Seuss characters - great for photo opportunities

  • Gillette Castle

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    (90 miles) East Haddam

    It looks like a medieval fortress, but a step inside the stone castle reveals the built-in couches, table trackway, and woodcarvings that all point to the creative genius that was William Gillette.

  • Canterbury Shaker Village

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    (91 miles) Canterbury

    A National Historic Landmark museum with 25 original Shaker buildings and 694 acres of nature trails to explore. Families will find hands-on activities scattered throughout the Village ranging from ...

  • The Mark Twain House

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    (93 miles) Hartford

    A fascinating look at the history of Mark Twain, and where he used to spend some of his days. It's a great way to excite kids about history and one of the most influential novelists of all time. A ...

  • Dinosaur State Park

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    (93 miles) Rocky Hill

    We are one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath our geodesic dome, you will find an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago.

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  • Fuller Craft Museum

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    (5 miles) Brockton

    Free for kids, this is an ever changing range of consistently excellent exhibits, covering a diverse range of themes and mediums. Obviously for the less boisterous child, this is a fun afternoon for ...

  • Children's Museum of Easton

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    (8 miles) North Easton

    There are 3 floors of interactive educational but fun exhibits and over 100 programs that allow kids children ages 1 through 8 to explore the world around.

  • Larz Anderson Auto Museum

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    (17 miles) Brookline

    Located in beautiful Larz Anderson Park the Larz Anderson Auto Museum is a great Museum for kids and adults of all ages! Learn about the history of the automobile and have some fun along the way! ...