Historical Attractions in Florida with kids

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

Florida is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in The Sunshine State  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 Florida’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 Florida when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Historic Spanish Point

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    Osprey

    An interactive waterfront museum where you can connect to the past with 30-acres of nature trails, a large butterfly garden, pioneer buildings, a footbridge over the bay for viewing marine life, ...

  • Hemingway Home and Museum

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    Key West

    A fascinating and historical look into the life of one of the worlds most prolific writers. Kids can immerse themselves into the life of Ernest Hemingway in this interesting and educational Key West ...

  • Seminole Okalee Indian Village

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    Hollywood

    A fascinating insight into original Florida natives with this traditional village attraction on the Hollywood Seminole Indian Reservation.

  • Heritage Village

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    Largo

    A historical 21 acre living history museum where kids can explore 19th century life!

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  • Kennedy Space Centre

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    Titusville

    NASA's launch headquarters is still the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet an astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch!

  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not

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    Orlando

    An amazing museum that appears to be sinking into one of Florida's infamous sinkholes! Filled with oddities from all around the world...including shrunken heads and a spinning vortex!

  • American Police Hall of Fame and Museum

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    Titusville

    The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1960. It is the nations first national police museum and memorial dedicated to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.The ...

  • Museum Of Arts And Sciences

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    Daytona Beach

    The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, history and science museum in Central Florida. Located on a 90-acre Florida preserve the 86,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 ...

  • The South Florida Museum

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    Bradenton

    The South Florida Museum interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present with stunning life-size dioramas and dramatic exhibits based on its extensive collections of anthropological ...

  • The Florida Air Museum

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    Lakeland

    Floridas “Official Aviation Museum and Education Center” features a dynamic display of the best examples aviation has to offer including one-of-a-kind designs, classics, ultra-lights, antiques ...

  • Museum of Science and History MOSH

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    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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    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

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

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    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 ...

  • Amelia Island Museum

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    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 ...

  • Holy Land Experience

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    Orlando

    The Holy Land Experience is a beautiful, educational, and fun experience that offers kids a unique and interactive way to experience God and the bible.

  • Museum of Science and Industry

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    Tampa

    A science-tastic day out for kids under 12 where they can play, interact, learn and understand science and the world around them. Perfect for the whole family in the countries largest kids science ...

  • National Naval Aviation Museum

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    Pensacola

    Motion simulators, Blue Angel flight displays, and actual aircraft all waiting to be explored at this Florida aviation museum!

  • HistoryMiami

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    Miami

    A interesting and educational look into over 10,000 years of fascinating past and dynamic and vibrant present of South Florida and the Caribbean.

  • Dinosaur World

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    Plant City

    Come face to face with over 200 life size dinosaurs in a natural Florida setting, with animatronics, fossil digs, playgrounds and more!

  • Glazers Childrens Museum

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    Tampa

    There are equipped role play settings, elemental experiment sections and construction zones plus art and crafts, computers and plenty more besides.

  • The Childrens Museum of the Treasure Coast

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    Jensen Beach

    Offers a wide selection of equipped roleplay environments for imaginative and social play for kids of all ages.

  • Elliott Museum

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    Boulevard Stuart

    Explore a range of interests from regional and social history to art and technology through interactive displays and downloadable, self-guided tours.

  • Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium

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    Fort Myers

    Indoor and outdoor facilities including museum, three nature trails, a Planetarium, butterfly and bird aviaries.

  • Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center

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    Jacksonville

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

  • Indian Temple Mound Museum

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    Fort Walton Beach

    A small but important museum that depicts 12,000 years of Native American occupation.

  • Museum of Discovery and Science

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    Fort Lauderdale

    Two fascinating floors of fun, interactive exhibits which make science and discovery entertaining for kids! Fossils, animals, sharks, bats...even test your pilot skills! A great family day out in ...

  • Miami Museum of Science

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    Miami

    All things science and learning for kids of all ages at this Miami Museum of Science, with a host of exhibits covering weather, the oceans, space and of course - technology!

  • Gold Coast Railroad Museum

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    Miami

    It's all things locomotive at this Miami Railroad Museum - with actual historic locomotives to explore, as well as a fun train rides for any age!

  • Replay Amusement Museum

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    Tarpon Springs

    Visit the WORLDS biggest pinball machine at this fun Florida museum, with over 100 pinball games, and amusements from history. No quarters needed here!

  • Boca Raton Children's Museum

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    Boca Raton

    A fun place for kids in Boca Raton that captures the imagination and allows them to learn as they play! A hands-on family day out!

  • Boca Raton Museum of Art

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    Boca Raton

    Immerse kids in the world of art at this Boca Raton Museum filled with fascinating and inspirational exhibits

  • Florida Holocaust Museum

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    Saint Petersburg

    A moving and eye opening museum that honours the memory of those who were involved in the Holocaust. Suitable for the older children.

  • Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum

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    Tarpon Springs

    The history of Tarpon Springs is ready to be explored at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum. Fascinating and educational experience for the whole family

  • Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

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    Pinellas Park

    Car loving families will love tis automobile museum, just a short drive from Tampa, with an amazing collection of vintage vehicles.

  • Armed Forces History Museum

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    Largo

    A fascinating museum with incredible displays and exhibits that honour the armed forces, and tell their story.