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Historical Attractions in DARIEN

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

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

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  • St Simons Island Lighthouse

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    (17 miles) St Simons Island

    It's a fun and historic lighthouse attraction! Costumed characters, hands-on elements, and charming surroundings are all waiting for families at this traditional and historically significant working ...

  • King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation

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    (53 miles) 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.

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  • St Mary's Submarine Museum

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    (45 miles) Saint Marys

    The museum is a great place to learn about the "Silent Service". A wide variety of Submarine artifacts, memorabilia and information are available for viewing, and you can checkout the beautiful St ...

  • Amelia Island Museum

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    (49 miles) Fernandina Beach

    Have you always wondered what it would be like to travel through time? Come for an unforgettable journey at the Amelia Island Museum of History. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • Georgia State Railroad Museum

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    (52 miles) Savannah

    Watch the turntable in action, try a handcart and see behind the scenes into vintage rail, plus guided tours, train rides and related craft demonstrations.

  • Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

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    (53 miles) Savannah

    Ahoy! With ship models, paintings, and maritime antiques, this fascinating sea shanty of a museum will teach kids all about maritime history from the 18th and 19th century. A family day out worthy of ...

  • Coastal Discovery Museum

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    (71 miles) Hilton Head Island

    With indoor and outdoor exhibits, activity centers in the Sea Island Classroom, the History Time-line Exhibit, and Museum Store on-site, plus 11 different tours and cruises around the island, the ...

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

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    (73 miles) Jacksonville

    MOCA Jacksonville offers top-quality programming for children and families. In addition to the interactive ArtExplorium Loft, every Sunday is Bank of America Family Free Sundays, where children and ...

  • Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center

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    (73 miles) Jacksonville

    Free maritime fun and fascinating museum showcasing the intricate history of Jacksonville.

  • Museum of Science and History MOSH

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    (74 miles) Jacksonville

    Fun hands-on activities and exhibits at this Museum of Science and History, inspiring and educating kids as they explore and discover!

  • Hands-on Childrens Museum

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    (75 miles) Jacksonville

    Amazing hands-on fun for kids aged 1 to 12 years, with interactive exhibits ready to teach kids as they have a great time! Fun indoor play in Jacksonville

  • Adventure Cove Family Fun Center

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    (72 miles) Hilton Head Island

    Come and test your skills at Adventure Cove, the island's largest arcade. Adventure Cove offers a variety of games from the classics to the most interactive on the market. There is something for the ...

  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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    (21 miles) Jekyll Island

    It's primarily a sea turtle hospital but visitors may visit recovering patients and can also explore an interactive exhibition.

  • Jacksonville Zoo

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    (68 miles) Jacksonville

    Zoo fun in Florida, with the only walking safari in NE Florida, a kid-friendly Play Park, ever-changing gardens and exhibits filled with 1,800 wonderful animals!

  • Tree Hill Nature Center

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    (72 miles) Jacksonville

    Hands-on educational programs in this Jacksonville Nature Center. 50 acres of ecosystems to explore, walking trails and a butterfly house.

  • Summer Waves

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    (23 miles) Jekyll Island

    Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash ...

  • Splash In The Boro

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    (77 miles) Statesboro

    Water Slides - Our 2 body slides and 1 inner tube slide wind around each other and finish with an exciting plunge into a common pool!

  • Amicks Deep Sea Fishing

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    (51 miles) Savannah

    This first class fishing service offers deep sea and inshore fishing, sightseeing excursions, and dolphin tours.

  • Old Savannah Tours and Transportation

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    (53 miles) Savannah

    Old Savannah tours is the only locally owned and operated Trolley Tour Company in Savannah. For over 25 years we have been providing both overview and on-off tours of this beautiful historic city.

  • EcoMotion Tours

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    (66 miles) Jacksonville

    EcoMotion Tours, in the Amelia Island-Jacksonville area, Fort George Island - is the only Segway tour of its kind - one that combines the fun, new sensation of riding a Segway with a special eco-tour ...

  • Diamond D Horse Stables

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    (86 miles) Jacksonville

    The beautiful 600 acre ranch is still a working horse and cattle ranch and a place where families and friends can go to enjoy a fun filled day of entertainment. Offering to the visitors: Horseback ...

  • Island Miniature Golf and Games

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    (53 miles) Savannah

    We feature an awesome 18 Hole Miniature Golf Course, where you play through streams, ponds and rock hazards, just like the real thing! We also feature Bumper Go-Carts Batting Cages Moonwalk ...

  • Jump Zone

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    (88 miles) Orange Park

    Jump Zone is a children's entertainment center with something for everyone in the family. We feature huge themed inflatable rides, Game!Zone arcade and snack bar. We offer walk-in play for ...

  • Skidaway Island State Park

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    (45 miles) Savannah

    Located near historic Savannah, this barrier island has both salt and fresh water due to estuaries and marshes that flow through the area. The park borders Skidaway Narrows, a part of the ...

  • Fort Pulaski

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    (51 miles) Savannah

    The Battle for Fort Pulaski in April 1862 marked a turning point in military history. It featured the first significant use of rifled cannons in combat. Explore the historic fort, or take a scenic ...

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