Historical Attractions in ANTES FORT with kids

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

    It's all about the reptiles at this specialized zoo, with pythons, cobras, mambas, and lots of gentle giants!

  • Animaland

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    (36 miles) Wellsbro

    Home to over 200 exotic, wild, and domestic animals in Pennsylvania! Enjoy 12 acres of exhibits such as exotic cats, monkeys, kangaroos, and many others.

  • Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

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    (51 miles) Halifax

    Amazing wildlife encounters in Halifax, with a safari tour and zoo, across 150 acres of Pennsylvania countryside!

  • Knoebels Amusement Park

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    (43 miles) Elysburg

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

  • DelGrossos Amusement Park

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    (68 miles) Tipton

    Family theme park AND water park fun with over 30 rides, as well as a mini golf course and amazing food!

  • 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, including the WORLD's oldest roller coaster!

  • Dutch Wonderland

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    (96 miles) Lancaster

    48 acres of fun family amusement park in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with rides for every age AND shows!

  • Winterwalk Train Display and Shop

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    (54 miles) Ashland

    Trains galore at this sweet model train display in Pennsylvania, with six different settings - great for kids of all ages!

  • 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.

  • Lets Pretend

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    (74 miles) Middletown

    Let’s Pretend is an indoor interactive family play center, focusing on using creativity, pretending, and the arts. It's fun to pretend in Pennsylvania!

  • Slinky Action Zone

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    (81 miles) Duncansville

    Kids can spend the day with a great range of Pay and Play options under one roof, from Bumper Cars and indoor play to laser tag, bounce house and an arcade!

  • Raymond B Winter State Park

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    (15 miles) Mifflinburg

    Featuring a swimming beach, fishing and adventure play plus hiking and biking trails for the summer; ice fishing, snow mobiling and cross country skiing in the winter.

  • Worlds End State Park

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    (38 miles) Forksville

    Incredible nature in Pennsylvania, with amazing views, swimming dam, and fishing!

  • Ricketts Glen State Park

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    (49 miles) Benton

    Take the Falls Trail and explore the Glens, with wild, free-flowing waterfalls in the ancient hillside. A classic family hike with a fairytale edge in Pennsylvania!

  • Shavers Creek Environmental Center

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    (51 miles) Petersburg

    Take time to explore our Discovery Rooms, tour the Raptor Center, walk the network of trails and boardwalk over the wetlands at the inflow of Lake Perez, and visit our gardens and bird feeder areas.

  • Mount Pisgah State Park

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    (51 miles) Troy

    A 1302 acre state park in Pennsylvania, with a 75 acre lake for fishing, skating and boating. Outdoor adventure for the whole family!

  • Wildwood Park

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    (64 miles) Harrisburg

    Outdoor adventure, wildlife, nature, trails, and picnics all tucked away in the hills of Central Pennsylvania! On the edge of Harrisburg, Wildwood park is fresh air, great times and lots of family ...

  • Paramount Sports Complex

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    (70 miles) Annville

    A great way for active kids aged 2 - 12 to stay active, Kidmazium within the Paramount Sports Complex features a multi-level climbing and play structure for children including bouncy house, plus ...

  • Adventure Sports in Hershey

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    (73 miles) Hershey

    Go-karting, miniature golfing, batting cages, bumper boats, laser tag....the ultimate adventure for active kids!