Historical Attractions in CLAYSBURG with kids

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

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

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  • Windber Coal Heritage Center

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    (21 miles) Windber

    The Windber Coal Heritage Center describes not only the life of the miner below ground but also above ground. Learn how the miners worked 12 hours underground and pick up mining equipment

  • Fort Ligonier

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    (42 miles) Ligonier

    A modern museum and a fully reconstructed/restored fortification within the current property limits. Lots of family events throughout the year.

  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield

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    (69 miles) Wharton

    A fascinating and historical experience in Pennsylvania with Fort Necessity National Battlefield, with tours, demonstrations and history to be learnt!

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

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    (73 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.

  • Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

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    (77 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 ...

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  • Railroaders Memorial Museum

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    (15 miles) Altoona

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

  • The Johnstown Childrens Museum

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    (26 miles) Johnstown

    A fun children's museum that allows kids to learn through play! With exhibits and activities on geography, history, creative arts, and storytelling.

  • Explore & More Childrens Museum

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    (72 miles) Gettysburg

    Explore & More is a Hands-on Children's Museum dedicated to providing challenging, educational experiences targeted at the education and growth of young children.

  • American Civil War Wax Museum

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    (72 miles) Gettysburg

    The American Civil War Museum brings history "back to life" Located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, our museum is an educational and inspiring experience for families or tour groups of all ages. The ...

  • John Brown Wax Museum

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    (77 miles) Harpers Ferry

    The John Brown Wax Museum graphically tells the story of John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry. Voice, music, & animation enhance the experience. One of the many fun family places to visit if ...

  • Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

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    (78 miles) Winchester

    Capture the sense of fascination and excitement you had as a child. At the Discovery Museum, families come to feel that wonder, together. The hands-on exhibits and programs, focused on the sciences, ...

  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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    (80 miles) Pittsburgh

    Dinosaurs are just the beginning at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, where scientific discovery comes alive! Free hands-on and family activities available each weekend and weekdays during the ...

  • The Brunswick Railroad Museum

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    (81 miles) Brunswick

    On the second floor, the Museum's exhibits tell the history of Brunswick and the people who have lived here. Life-sized recreations of late Victorian rooms are the centerpiece of these exhibits. On ...

  • Heinz History Center

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    (82 miles) Pittsburgh

    The largest history museum in Pennsylvania, as well as a fascinating sports museum, the Heinz History Center introduces kids to 250 years of Pittsburgh history!

  • Toonseum

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    (82 miles) Pittsburgh

    A fun and unique small boutique museum filled with colorful and fascinating cartoon art and comics!

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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    (82 miles) Frederick

    Interactive educational programs, exhibits, seminars and lectures provide the knowledge that Civil War medicine connects us not only to our past, but is the scientific and historical link to our ...

  • Roads and Rails Museum

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    (82 miles) Frederick

    Cars...Trucks....Trains....and lego! Yes please! Visit one of the world's LARGEST model trail attractions and it's miniature world!

  • Wonderment Puppet Theatre

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    (63 miles) Martinsburg

    Offering a weekend treat for kids and traditionalists, classic family puppet theatre with additional hands on puppet exhibits for the kids to play with. Weekend and holiday shows.

  • South Park Theatre

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    (81 miles) South Park

    Outdoor theatre facilities with a separate dedicated children's stage, offering a varying selection of classic and contempory adult, family and children's performances.

  • Living Treasures Animal Park

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    (51 miles) Donegal

    Living Treasures is a wonderful setting for a great family experience! The large petting zoo is the thrill of the day for young visitors, while the exotic animals fascinate young and old alike.

  • Land of Little Horses

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    (68 miles) Gettysburg

    Get up close and personal with our famous namesake miniature horses and their farm animal friends. Races, Displays, and Special Events are sure to delight the kids and "kids at heart".

  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

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    (73 miles) Thurmont

    Get stalked by a tiger, jaguar or lion and live to tell the tale. Feel the breath of a bear, follow a fallow deer, or tickle a tortoise. Hand-feed goats, sheep, donkeys, llamas, ducks and other ...

  • Pittsburgh Zoo

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    (78 miles) Pittsburgh

    The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is home to thousands of amazing animals representing more than four hundred species, including 22 threatened or endangered species. One of the many fun family places ...

  • Hovatters Wildlife Zoo

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    (88 miles) Kingwood

    Home to over 30 different species of native and exotic animals from all over the world, and even better you can feed over half the animals in the zoo!

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm Ijamsville

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    (89 miles) Ijamsville

    A family friendly petting farm in Maryland with sweet barn animals for kids to play with, as well as hay rides, cow milking, and an interactive animal show. Lots of animal fun in your family day out!

  • Leesburg Animal Park

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    (95 miles) Leesburg

    Get Up Close and Personal with Exotic & Domestic Animals on 21 acres of fun! Visit Giant Tortoises, Lemurs, and Serval Cats. Feed and pet animals and take a PONY RIDE. Tour the entire Park on a ...

  • Lakemont Park

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    (12 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!

  • DelGrossos Amusement Park

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    (24 miles) Tipton

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

  • Idlewild Park

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    (43 miles) Ligonier

    Theme and water park fun with Idlewild Park - with seven themed areas. Family fun in the third oldest theme park in the entire country!

  • Kennywood

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    (75 miles) West Mifflin

    Theme park fun in Pennsylvania for the whole family with traditional roller coasters, as well as thrill rides and water rides! Cool!

  • Adventure Park USA

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    (89 miles) New Market

    Yee haw! 17.5 acres of Western theme park fun, as well as a fun Desert Oasis Mini Golf Course, Ropes Course and a challenging Rock Wall! Adventure Park USA is a fun family day out option for those in ...

  • Crabapple Pool

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    (66 miles) Herminie

    A fun community pool with a 25m main pool, 2 diving boards and a small slide. Also offer a toddler and baby wading pool with sand toys.

  • Jaydees Family Fun Center

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    (68 miles) Inwood

    Features include water park with slides and splash toys, interactive kids' museum, go karting, jungle gym indoor play, mini golf and mini train and gem panning game.

  • Sandcastle Waterpark

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    (78 miles) Pittsburgh

    Water fun in Pennsylvania with this family friendly outdoor waterpark, with slides, waves, and kiddie attractions

  • Mon View Park and Pool

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    (85 miles) Greensboro

    A family friendly park with a 200,000-gallon pool, diving board and diving pool, as well as sports courts and a roller rink.