Historical Attractions in BALTIMORE with kids

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

Baltimore 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 Old Line 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 Baltimore’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 Baltimore when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • The Washington Monument

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    (34 miles) NW Washington

    The interior opened to the public in 1888. Today, an elevator takes visitors on the 70 second trip up to the 500 foot landing for magnificent views of the city.

  • Old Post Office Tower

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    (35 miles) NW Washington DC

    Get a great view of Washington DC and the surrounding areas from the 270 foot observation deck on the Old Post Office Tower

  • Fords Theatre

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    (35 miles) NW Washington

    Re-live history at the site of President Lincoln's assassination in 1865 through the museum filled with fascinating exhibits. An amazing destination in Washington DC.

  • Fort Verde State Historic Park

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    (35 miles) Cape Verde

    Fort Verde State Historic Park is the best preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona. Spanning from 1865 through 1890 Camp Lincoln, Camp Verde and finally Fort Verde were home to ...

  • The Old Post Office Pavillion

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    (35 miles) NW Washington DC

    A highlight of a visit to the Old Post Office Pavilion is always a 360-degree picturesque view of Washington. From the observation deck of the 315-foot granite Clock Tower, you can enjoy the city\'s ...

  • The White House

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    (35 miles) White House

    Public tours of the White House are available for groups of 10 or more people. Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress and are accepted up to six months in advance.

  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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    (36 miles) SW Washington DC

    You'll see how paper money gets printed, cut, sorted and inspected for defects. There is a self guided 35 minutes tour which is one of DC's most populra.

  • Lincoln Memorial

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    (36 miles) Washington

    Kids know a lot about the 16th president from school, and are generally very interested to visit the memorial of Lincoln

  • FDR Memorial

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    (37 miles) Southwest - Waterfront

    Spread over 7.5 acres, traces 12 years of the history of the United States through a sequence of four outdoor rooms, one for each of FDR's terms of office. Sculptures inspired by photographs depict ...

  • Claude Moore Colonial Farm

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    (37 miles) McLean

    The Claude Moore Colonial Farm is a recreated 18th century farm. Costumed staff and volunteers work the land as it was done in the 18th century, and encourage visitors to help!

  • Arlington House: The Robert E.Lee Memorial

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    (38 miles) Arlington

    Explore a historic mansion once belonging to Robert E. Lee and his family, that once owned the land that is now the Arlington National Cemetery

  • Arlington National Cemetery

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    (38 miles) Arlington

    Visit the final resting place of over 400,000 active duty service members, as well as one of the most famous Presidents - John F. Kennedy

  • Air Force Memorial

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    (38 miles) Arlington

    A moving experience at a Memorial in Arlington that honors those men and women who served, and still serve, the United States Air Force.

  • Mount Vernon

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    (48 miles) Mount Vernon

    Great place to go with the family as it has an interactive museum and hands on discovery centre, farm animals and movies about George Washington

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

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    (49 miles) Gettysburg

    A fascinating way for kids to learn about the turning point in the Civil War, and the inspiration for Lincoln's Immortal "Gettysburg Address" - the battle site of Gettysburg.

  • Frying Pan Farm Park

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    (49 miles) Herndon

    Preserving Fairfax County's rural heritage which recreates the era of 1920-1950 for educational value, while the younger kids greet the friendly farm animals and take a wagon ride through the fields.

  • Fort Delaware State Park

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    (59 miles) Delaware City

    One of the state's first state parks, and one of the most historical fascinating! Fort Delaware State Park is a fun and eye-opening island adventure for the family, and will take you back in time to ...

  • Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

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    (61 miles) Harpers Ferry

    A visit to this quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, is like stepping into the past. Stroll the picturesque streets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike ...

  • New Castle Historical Society

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    (61 miles) New Castle

    Offers opportunities for children to experience the life of Dutch colonists and revolutionary patriots in historic New Castle, Delaware.

  • Sotterley Plantation

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    (63 miles) Hollywood

    Whether you're looking for a tour of the plantation, a place for an educational program, classroom visit, or a beautiful place to just enjoy the scenery, Sotterley is the place!

  • Treasures of the Sea Exhibit

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    (77 miles) Georgetown

    Experience the excitement of treasure hunting in the waters of the Atlantic; step back in time to the era of exploration when Spain ruled the seas and the treasures of the New World were flowing into ...

  • Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

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    (77 miles) Media

    A fascinating living history museum depicting Pennsylvania farm life in the late 1700s. History comes back to life in this historical day out!

  • Independence National Historical Park

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    (90 miles) Philadelphia

    The birthplace of America! Venture to Independence National Historical Park and witness Independence Hall, the infamous Liberty Bell, and Franklin Court!

  • Betsy Ross House

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    (90 miles) Philadelphia

    Explore the birthplace of the American flag at the Betsy Ross House, full of amazing history to learn through interactive experiences!

  • Battleship New Jersey

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    (91 miles) Camden

    An exciting museum open for tours, overnight camps and historic fun on a real live battleship in New Jersey!

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  • Port Discovery Children's Museum

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    Kids fun in Baltimore with this children's museum that provides experiences which ignite imagination, inspire learning, and nurture growth through play!

  • Geppis Entertainment Museum

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    (1 miles) Baltimore City

    Located in Camden Station at Camden Yards. The museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pop culture artifacts from the past 250 years including comics, toys, dolls, games and memorabilia from every category. ...

  • USS Constellation Museum

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    (1 miles) Baltimore

    The Museum is the steward of the 1854 US Sloop-of-War Constellation. It's also the custodian of all related artifacts, materials, and histories from the Baltimore-built Frigate Constellation of ...

  • Maryland Science Center

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    (1 miles) Baltimore

    Three fun levels of interactive science fun, with exhibits covering dinosaurs, space, the human body and planet Earth. Kids just have to make sure they touch everything and have fun!

  • Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legends Museum

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    (1 miles) Baltimore

    Both the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum presents the life and times of George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Baltimore's native son who ...

  • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum

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    (1 miles) Baltimore

    Where America's most important, historic and comprehensive collection lives to tell the story of railroading every day. Forty acres of heritage and a world class collection await your discovery!

  • Baltimore Museum of Industry

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    (1 miles) Baltimore

    The BMI is a great place to learn and have fun at any age! Enjoy a guided tour including demonstrations of working industrial artifacts, or explore the digital tour's numerous audio or video tracks. ...

  • Baltimore Museum of Art

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    (2 miles) Baltimore

    The Baltimore Museum of Art organizes and presents a variety of dynamic exhibitions and innovative programs throughout the year. The Museum is Maryland's largest art museum featuring more than 85,000 ...

  • Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame

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    (3 miles) Baltimore

    Come discover and relive the origins of America's oldest sport! Engulf yourself in rare photographs and art, vintage equipment and uniforms, striking sculptures and trophies, cherished memorabilia ...

  • National Electronics Museum

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    (8 miles) Linthicum

    From telegraph and radio to radar and satellites, the National Electronics Museum offers visitors access to the electronic marvels that have helped to shape our country and our world.