Historical Attractions in Camp Lejeune

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Atlantic Beach
Fort Macon offers public access to the surf, sun and sand of the Crystal Coast—as well as a historic landmark.
New Bern
A fun and kid friendly revolutionized museum experience, with portable interactive devices to accompany the displays and a virtual time machine trip to the 1800s!
Wilmington
Climb aboard this authetically restored warship and imagine yourself at your battle station searching the sky for enemy aircraft. Self guided tour takes about 2 hours.
Raleigh
Historic Yates Mill County Park features the only remaining gristmill in Wake County. A day at the park offers visitors with a unique historical and environmental experience. The park includes nearly 600 acres of land, wetlands, several miles of hiki...
Chapel Hill
Morehead offers multimedia star shows, interactive exhibits, live science demonstrations, and a variety of classes, lectures, camps, and other special events year-round. Explore this North Carolina treasure on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus!
Georgetown
Come and see Historic Georgetown - A favorite way to see Georgetown is by boat. A selection of tours will take you in and around Winyah Bay and the surrounding rivers. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with ki...
High Point
Make environmental education fun for children and adults of all ages. We have 11 miles of hiking trails on 376 acres
Danville
Danville Science Center delights all ages with its hands-on exhibits and special programs that make science fun for everyone. Friendly staff and volunteers stand ready to encourage you to explore your world.
Petersburg
Throughout the Park there are hands-on things to do for the whole family. The Civil War Store also has a “Discovery Area” that features quality apparel, modern and period games, books, collectibles and souvenirs that are perfect for kids and youn...
Camden
Camden was occupied for 11 months by Lord Charles Cornwallis and 2500 British soldiers - guided and self-guided tours are available to learn all about the Colonial and Revolutionary history of the area.
Camden
Enjoy dinner and breakfast served from the chow line, tour the ship, ride the 4D flight simulator and sleep in the bunks the crew of the USS New Jersey once did.
Charleston
Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four...
Charleston
The old exchange has been restored to its original condition, the structure looks the same as it did when George Washington would have danced in its Grand Hall. The dungeon lies beneath the exchange house and is where period criminals and suspected t...
Discovery Place
(203 Miles)
Charlotte
A great hands-on experience for any child looking for adventure. The Science Centre and Observer IMAX Dome Theatre offer something fun and educational for everyone in the family!
Amazement Square
(219 Miles)
Lynchburg
Amazement Square is Central Virginias first multidisciplinary, hands-on childrens museum! Climb, slide and discover as you make your way through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, activities and programs.
Natural Bridge
features scenes of Virginia and Natural Bridge history where the curtain opens on George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, the Confederacy, all perched on narrated sets.
Clinton
Musgrove Mill’s is a Revolutionary War historic site which interprets and protects the location of the Battle of Musgrove Mill. The story is detailed through interpretive signage in the visitor center and along two and a half miles of nature trails...
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!
Augusta
Through the use of theatrical techniques, museum theater brings to life the stories of people and create characters that present history in an innovative and engaging manner.
Augusta
The only science center dedicated to exciting students across the nation about math, science, and technology. Here, math and science are not lifeless, boring subjects to be approached with skepticism. Instead, they are fascinating areas of knowledge ...
Savannah
The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation manages the Beach Institute African American Culture Center, the King-Tisdell Cottage and the Negro Heritage Trail Tour: An African American Journey.
Savannah
We are a Micro-Museum dedicated to the Great Savannah Races: The First American Grand Prix, The Vanderbilt Cup, Tiedeman Trophy and Savannah Challenge of 1908-1911. Come visit us, explore the link between automobile technology and racing and browse ...
Emerald Village
(283 Miles)
Little Switzerland
Explore the historic Bon Ami Mine with authentic mining equipment, mine for gemstones in our fresh water flume, watch artisans cut and mount jewelry, and then picnic in our indoor or outdoor picnic areas.
Mount Vernon
(285 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
Hillsboro
- located in the Greenbrier River Valley north of Lewisburg and is the site of West Virginia's last significant Civil War battle. Good idea if you're after fun places to go with kids in West Virginia.
FDR Memorial
(296 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 the 32nd president alongside his dog Fala.
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
Lincoln Memorial
(297 Miles)
Washington
Kids know a lot about the 16th president from school, and are generally very interested to visit the memorial of Lincoln
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.
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.
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 second highest vantage point after the Washington M...
Fords Theatre
(298 Miles)
NW Washington
A working theatre, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center, Ford’s Theatre is the premier destination in Washington, D.C., to explore and celebrate Lincoln’s ideals and leadership principles: courage, integrity, tolerance, equ...
The White House
(298 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.
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 officers, doctors, families, enlisted men, and scouts....
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!
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 the coffers of King Philip IV.
Greenbelt
We demonstrate what is current and unique about Goddard and NASA through exciting interactive experiences for the public. Come visit us to hear lectures, see exciting model rocket launches, and participate in one of our fun filled children's programs...
Baltimore
Three Levels of Exhibits Invite you to Touch Wonder Dinosaurs. Planet Earth. The Human body. Outer space. Chesapeake Bay life. The Kids Room. Science Sir Isaac Newton never imagined. Real time connections to real time science. So much to see and do...
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 our trails and battlefields. There\'s a wide varie...
Greeneville
The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site honors the life of the 17th President. Andrew Johnson\'s presidency, 1865-1869, illustrates the United States Constitution at work following President Lincoln\'s assassination and during attempts to reunify a...
Cape May
Open air living history museum with costumed characters and craft demonstrations, restored architecture, family activities, interactive games, dress up and free horse and wagon rides.
St Simons Island
Traditional and historically significant working lighthouse with charming surrounds and historical museum plus hands on elements and often events and activities sometimes with costumed characters.
Delaware City
Fort Delaware is one of Delaware's first state parks, created in 1951. On the National Register of Historic Places, the Union fortress dates back to 1859, and once served as a prison for Confederate prisoners of war. It was originally built to protec...
New Castle
Offers opportunities for children to experience the life of Dutch colonists and revolutionary patriots in historic New Castle, Delaware.
Prickett's Fort
(366 Miles)
Fairmont
Perched on a small rise overlooking the confluence of Prickett's Creek and the Monongahela River, this rustic log fort is a re-creation of the original Prickett's Fort of 1774, which served as a refuge from Native American war parties on the western ...
Atlantic City
Take an amazing journey into time and above it all as you climb the 228 steps of the Absecon Lighthouse. You'll see breathtaking views of the Atlantic City skyline and up top you'll come face-to-face with the original Fresnel Lens first lit in 1857. ...
Gainesville
The Chicopee Woods Story follows the meanderings of Walnut Creek through previous times in the Chicopee Woods. Learn about past inhabitants of the area through dioramas, actual fossils and artifacts, and hands-on activities. Beginning with a display ...
Hammonton
We give info about the farm and about blueberry farming in New Jersey and why Hammonton is the Blueberry Capital. The tour is broken up into two parts, outside and inside. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do wit...
Tuckerton
Many buildings and structures line the coastline of this recreated fishing village including Tucker's Island Lighthouse, Joy Dayton's Sawmill, and Jay C. Parker's Decoy Carving Shop.
Media
The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is a living history museum which has dedicated itself to educating the public about Pennsylvania farm life in the 1760-1790 time period. The site is open for school tours from Monday through Friday and to the publ...

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