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Historical Attractions in ANTES FORT

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

Antes Fort 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 Keystone 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 Antes Fort’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 Antes Fort when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train

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    (54 miles) Ashland

    Kids can take a step back in time with this immersive historical experience understanding a life as a coal miner.

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  • Children's Museum

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    (42 miles) Bloomsburg

    Loads of interactive hands-on exhibits which bring out the imagination in every child and the child in every visitor. Over 50 interactive exhibits, presentations, live animals, and special ...

  • State Museum of Pennsylvania

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    (66 miles) Harrisburg

    Fun, exploration and discovery are waiting for kids and the whole family at this fascinating Harrisburg museum. From dinosaurs, mammals, and history covering topics from Native Americans and Civil ...

  • National Civil War Museum

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    (66 miles) Harrisburg

    A fascinating and historic experience for the family in Pennsylvania with the National Civil War Museum, with over 24,000 items telling the story of that infamous part of USA history.

  • Corning Museum of Glass

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    (67 miles) Corning

    Explore every facet of glass with more than 35 centuries of glass artistry, hands-on science areas, and watch live glass demos! Free admission for kids!

  • Railroaders Memorial Museum

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    (77 miles) Altoona

    Kids can go back in time with exhibits and artifacts of railroad history, particularly that of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

  • National Watch and Clock Museum

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    (88 miles) Columbia

    A fascinating look into the history of time! Clocks from all over the world fill this museum of timekeeping in Columbia, Pennsylvania.

  • Hands-on House Childrens Museum

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    (90 miles) Lancaster

    A children's museum dedicated to helping kids ages 2 to 10 learn and making sure they have lots of fun in the process! Discover, play, and have fun on the interactive exhibits!

  • Sciencenter

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    (94 miles) Ithaca

    250 hands on exhibits inside and plenty more outside, with a huge range including elemental play, kinetic energy machines, interactive structures, musical equipment, fun math challenges and more!

  • Museum of the Earth

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    (95 miles) Ithaca

    With particular emphasis on New York State and the Northeast United States, the Museum of the Earth explores the history of the Earth and its life through the lens of geology and paleontology, ...

  • Americana Museum of Bird-in-Hand

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    (96 miles) Bird in Hand

    Take a nostalgic walk through small town America at the dawn of the 20th century. Museum exhibits include a barber shop, woodworking shop, tea parlor, print shop, millinery, toy store, blacksmith ...

  • Reptiland

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    (17 miles) Allenwood

    Reptiland is a specialized zoo that introduces visitors to the less-loved members of the animal kingdom in a safe, entertaining format. Explore the world of mambas, cobras, vipers, pythons and other ...

  • Animaland

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    (37 miles) Wellsbro

    Home to over 200 exotic, wild, and domestic animals. Enjoy a stroll on a beautifully landscaped path through 12 acres of exhibits such as exotic cats, monkeys, kangaroos, and many others.

  • Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

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    (51 miles) Halifax

    Enjoy going round the wildlife park feeding animals out of hand - they also have monkeys bears and an enjoyable safari ride round the park. One of the many good family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Knoebels Amusement Park

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    (43 miles) Elysburg

    Classic wooden coasters, water rides and adrenaline pumping rides in this Pennsylvania theme park in the heart of a forest. Kiddie rides too!

  • Hershey Park

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    (71 miles) Lancaster

    Rides, rides, and more rides! Did we mention there are rides?

  • Lakemont Park

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    (79 miles) Altoona

    Over 30 rides and attractions, as well as go-karts, golf course and a water park! Don't forget Kiddieland for those younger ones!

  • Dutch Wonderland

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    (96 miles) Lancaster

    Dutch Wonderland is a 48 acre amusement park set in the scenic location of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lots to do for families with little people especially, but also loads of great family fun rides.

  • Winterwalk Train Display and Shop

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    (55 miles) Ashland

    Six train displays with different settings. Old Fashioned Christmas, The 50's room, The town of Ashland, Amusement park , Polar Express, and the Circus room. All o gauge trains. Animated houses,shops ...

  • Alpaca Farm

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    (82 miles) York Springs

    We are a family run Alpaca Farm located in the heart of South Central Pennsylvania. We Always Welcome Farm Visits. Just Contact Us to Set Up a Time! Alpacaholic Acres is located in York Springs, ...

  • Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

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    (86 miles) Lititz

    Welcome to America's first pretzel bakery! Step up to our twisting table and learn how to twist a pretzel with your own piece of dough; see the ovens that produced the first hard pretzels in America; ...

  • The Amish Village

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    (98 miles) Ronks

    A culturally fascinating look at life in an authentic Amish lifestyle. Great tours for families where kids can learn all about this unique way of life.

  • Treasure Castle Playland

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    (11 miles) South Williamsport

    Treasure Castle is an Indoor Children's Playground with many activities for children ages 1-12! Come play, eat, visit for the day with your family or schedule a party to enjoy for hours! Family ...

  • Glow Golf

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    (21 miles) Pennsdale

    Glow Golf is an indoor glow in the dark 3D mini golf course.

  • BounceU of Annville

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    (71 miles) Annville

    BounceU is Central PA's #1 spot for fun! Our bounce houses, games, inflatable slides and obstacle courses are a blast for kids of all ages.

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