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A really big moment for the USA happened in Massachusetts…what was it? Um…oh yes, only the arrival of the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620! One of the original 13 colonies, Massachusetts an incredible place for kids to visit.

History is of course a huge part of any kids experience. Old Sturbridge Village takes kids back to the 19th Century, Plimoth Plantation brings to life the journey of the pilgrims, with Native Plymouth Tours also covering the history of the Native Americans, and the infamous Salem Witch Museum (best not for the younger kids!) explores the happenings of 1692….be brave!

But with Massachusetts comes so many more fun places to visit with kids. You ready?  Kids can be charmed with attractions like the fantasy filled Yankee Candle Village and Tougas Family Farm, and parents have no excuse to join in with Interskate 91 Family Fun Center and CoCo Key Waterpark! (You know you want to!)

Tours are waiting to take the whole family on unique journeys, like the mouthwatering Boston Pizza Tours, the unusual and incredibly fun Scavenger Hunts Boston and the sandy Arts Dune Tours.

Pack your town tea party, head out for the day and give the kids something that will always be a part of their memorable history.

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  • Salem Witch Museum

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    (4 miles) Salem

    Step back in time to 1692, to a time when the Witch Trails of Salem were in full force. Fascinating for the older kids, this museum gives the family a dramatic history lesson with life-size figures, ...

  • The New England Pirate Museum

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    (4 miles) Salem

    Relive the adventures of Captains Kidd and Blackbeard, who roamed freely offshore plundering merchant ships. Participate in an educational, historically accurate and entertaining, live walking tour ...

  • Salem Wax Museum

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    (4 miles) Salem

    This compelling museum is composed of eerily life-like London made wax figures that depict Salems vivid history from its founding in 1626 through the terrifying Hysteria of 1692. Come face to face ...

  • Museum of Science

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    (16 miles) Boston

    Visit more than 700 interactive exhibits; watch a large-format film in the Mugar Omni Theater, home of New England’s only IMAX Dome screen; walk among the free-flying residents of the Butterfly ...

  • Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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    (16 miles) Cambridge

    The Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world where kids can enjoy and learn from one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere. ...

  • Harvard Museum of Natural History

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    (16 miles) Cambridge

    Explore dinosaurs, hundreds of animals from around the world, rare minerals, meteorites. Check out the 42 ft. Kronosaurus, whale skeletons, and Harvard's world-famous Blaschka 'Glass Flowers'. Don't ...

  • Boston Childrens Museum

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    (17 miles) Boston

    Loads of great hand-on exhibits to keep kids entertained - which focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health and fitness and the arts.

  • National Heritage Museum

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    (17 miles) Lexington

    We present history by telling stories that are rich in content, use compelling narrative, and are supported by dynamic displays and interactive hands-on activities.

  • American Textile History Museum

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    (20 miles) Lowell

    This is not your run-of-the-mill museum. From spinning wheels to airplanes and power looms to baseballs, history really comes alive here. Enjoy family-friendly interactive centers for hands-on fiber ...

  • Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

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    (20 miles) Boston

    Family-friendly, big machines & wrenches....sound fun? A fascinating look at where water comes from!

  • Larz Anderson Auto Museum

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    (21 miles) Brookline

    Located in beautiful Larz Anderson Park the Larz Anderson Auto Museum is a great Museum for kids and adults of all ages! Learn about the history of the automobile and have some fun along the way! ...

  • The Discovery Museums

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    (28 miles) Acton

    Two museums in one! In the Children's Discovery Museum, the younger children learn while they play. At the Science Discovery Museum, children and adults of all ages explore hands-on scientific ...

  • American Independence Museum

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    (28 miles) Exeter

    Discover the stories behind America's revolutionary past and how they relate to your experiences today by visiting the American Independence Museum. Located in historic Exeter, New Hampshire, the ...

  • Fuller Craft Museum

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    (33 miles) Brockton

    Free for kids, this is an ever changing range of consistently excellent exhibits, covering a diverse range of themes and mediums. Obviously for the less boisterous child, this is a fun afternoon for ...

  • Children's Museum of Easton

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    (36 miles) North Easton

    There are 3 floors of interactive educational but fun exhibits and over 100 programs that allow kids children ages 1 through 8 to explore the world around.

  • Scouting Museum

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    (37 miles) Manchester

    The Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum/Max I Silber Scouting Library represents an exciting, unique, and colorful repository for an exceedingly large collection of Boy Scout memorabilia and an ...

  • Currier Museum of Art

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    (39 miles) Manchester

    The Currier features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O'Keeffe, Wyeth, and LeWitt with exhibitions, tours, and programs ...

  • The Millyard Museum

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    (39 miles) Manchester

    The Museum features the permanent exhibit, Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, that tells the story of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked here. The story starts with the ...

  • Children's Museum of New Hampshire

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    (43 miles) Dover

    Fun for children with displays over two floors.

  • Plymouth National Wax Museum

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    (45 miles) Plymouth

    The Wax Museum, gives a graphic portrayal in the magic of light, sound, and animation, recreating the persecuted years in England, the escape to Holland, the Mayflower voyage, and the landing at ...

  • Eco Tarium

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    (48 miles) Worcester

    Set in an urban oasis, the EcoTarium offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a thrilling multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature ...

  • Museum of New Hampshire History

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    (53 miles) Concord

    The New Hampshire Historical Society serves thousands of children and adults each year through its Museum of New Hampshire History, research library, educational programs, and award-winning ...

  • Slater Mill Museum

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    (53 miles) Pawtucket

    The American Industrial Revolution is brought back to life in this historic Rhode Island museum, with tours through 18th and 19th century buildings!

  • Providence Childrens Museum

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    (58 miles) Providence

    Kids aged 1 to 11 can play, create AND learn in this hands-on children's museum in Rhode Island! A day out filled with imagination and fun.

  • Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

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    (60 miles) Providence

    Spend the day at Rhode Island’s only natural history museum AND the state’s only public planetarium! A family day out choice since 1896!

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