Historical Attractions in Georgia with kids

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

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

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  • Andersonville National Historic Site

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    Andersonville

    Explore the stories of POW's in this eye opening and historic attraction in Georgia - Camp Sumter military prison.

  • Coca Cola Space Science Center

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    Columbus

    CCSSC has four major components, first is the interactive lobby displays with seven flight simulators, next is the Omnisphere Theater Planetarium, the third is the Mead Observatory and finally there ...

  • The National Science Center

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    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 ...

  • Historic Westville

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    Lumpkin

    A living history museum which depicts an 1850 west Georgia village. Experience 19th community, meet costumed townsfolk and more.

  • Magaret Mitchell House

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    Atlanta

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and operated by the Atlanta History Center, the Margaret Mitchell House is a turn-of-the century, three-story, Tudor Revival building where Margaret ...

  • Atlanta Preservation Centre

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    Atlanta

    The Atlanta Preservation Center is the agency for coordination, knowledge, research and advocacy for preservation in the city.

  • Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Centre

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    Johns Creek

    We provide the public with an educational resource to gain knowledge, enjoyment, appreciation, and a sense of stewardship of the natural and historical environment.

  • King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation

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    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.

  • Lapham-Patterson House Historic Site

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    Thomasville

    The Lapham-Patterson House is a monument to the imagination, creative engineering and craftsmanship of the Victorian Era.

  • Fernbank Science Center

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    Atlanta

    Fernbank Science Center offers hands-on science activities for kids.The exhibit hall presents numerous displays which deal with a whole array of scientific concepts. The theme for the entire exhibit ...

  • Augusta Museum of History

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    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.

  • Elachee Nature Science Center

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    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, ...

  • Roosevelts Little White House

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    Warm Springs

    Built by Franklin D Roosevelt in 1932, this historic house is a great history lesson for the family, with guided tours, traveling exhibits and events for the whole family! History comes to life in ...

  • St Simons Island Lighthouse

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    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 ...

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  • Tellus Northwest Georgia Science Museum

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    Cartersville

    Tellus will occupy more than 120,000 square feet and feature galleries devoted to minerals, fossils, transportation technology, and hands-on science experiences. Tellus will also house the only fully ...

  • The APEX Museum

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    Atlanta

    Visit the Yates and Milton Drug Store, one of Atlanta's first Black owned businesses. Listen to the stories of early African American pioneers in Atlanta and learn all about the powerful Black ...

  • High Museum of Art

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    Atlanta

    From a stately home on Peachtree Street to its current award-winning buildings in a spectacular setting, the Museum become the leading art museum in the Southeastern United States with its renowned ...

  • Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

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    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 ...

  • Museum of Arts and Sciences

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    Macon

    A visit to the Museum of Arts and Sciences is like a trip around the world! Where else can you see works of fine art, observe animals that live in tropical forests, study the culture of different ...

  • National Civil War Naval Museum

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    Columbus

    Kids can get immersed in stories of soldiers, civilians and sailor through this fascinating Georgia museum. With amazing artifacts from the Civil War, families can experience education and awe at ...

  • Museum of Aviation

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    Warner Robins

    51 acres of over 90 real life aircraft, as well as hundreds of aviation exhibits, as well as a fascinating museum for those aviation loving kids to explore and learn from. A flying start for your ...

  • Rome Area History Museum

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    Rome

    As a vital center for local historical research, the Rome Area History Museum is appropriately located on Broad Street in the heart of Historic Downtown Rome, Georgia.

  • National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

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    Columbus

    The museum tells the heroic story of everyday Infantrymen through an enviable collection of more than 30,000 artifacts. Era galleries trace Infantry history from before the Revolutionary War to ...

  • GRHOF Thunder Road Museum

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    Dawsonville

    The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame (GRHOF) officially re-opened August 2007. The museum, recognized by the state legislature as the official home of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, recognizes ...

  • Morris Museum of Art

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    Augusta

    The Morris Museum of Art, located on the Riverwalk in downtown Augusta, Georgia, is the first museum dedicated to the art and artists of the American South. The collection includes holdings of nearly ...

  • The Columbus Museum

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    Columbus

    Founded in 1953, the Columbus Museum is one of the largest museums in the Southeast and is unique for its dual concentration on American art and regional history. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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    Athens

    With free admission, this Museum of Art is a great place for the family to enjoy a cultural and artistic day out in Georgia! With kids activities and hands-on exhibits, it's a fun way to spend the ...

  • Flint RiverQuarium

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    Albany

    A fascinating display of over 100 aquatic species that kids can observe through interactive exhibits and displays, as well as a host of entertaining feedings and shows.

  • Follow the Leaders Wax Museum

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    Warm Springs

    Offer a collection of high quality wax figures portraying famous folk, including rare and unique creations by a world renowned artist.

  • Ty Cobb Museum

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    Royston

    Ty Cobb was one of the greatest baseball players ever, and now kids can learn all about his life and achievements at this Georgia museum all about him!

  • Art In Motion Vintage Motorcycle Museum

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    Warm Springs

    A treat for enthusiasts with over 40 sympathetically restored classics on display.

  • Georgia State Railroad Museum

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    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.

  • The World of Coca Cola

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    Atlanta

    A multi media attraction in Atlanta charting the history of Coca Cola from every angle, including 4D theatre production and Pop Culture Gallery!

  • Springer Opera House

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    Columbus

    Welcome to the spectacular Springer Opera House, the State Theatre of Georgia and a leading Southern cultural institution for 138 years.

  • Zoo Atlanta

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    Atlanta

    Animal keeper talks, training demonstrations, fun shows, animal encounters and more!