Historical Attractions in GREENVILLE with kids

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

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

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  • Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

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    (36 miles) Clinton

    Musgrove Mill’s is a Revolutionary War historic site that introduces you to the location of the Battle of Musgrove Mill. A fascinating day out in South Carolina.

  • Emerald Village

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    (73 miles) Little Switzerland

    Explore the historic Bon Ami Mine with authentic mining equipment, mine for gemstones in our fresh water flume, watch artisans cut and mount jewelry, and then picnic in our indoor or outdoor picnic ...

  • Elachee Nature Science Center

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    (91 miles) 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, ...

  • The National Science Center

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    (96 miles) 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 ...

  • Augusta Museum of History

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    (97 miles) 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.

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  • The Childrens Museum of the Upstate

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    (2 miles) Greenville

    80,000 square feet, and three floors of interactive fun in South Carolina, all focused on arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.

  • Hands On Museum

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    (34 miles) Hendersonville

    Features include mountain landscape indoor play, equipped roleplay settings, theatre, music room, arts and crafts, art studio and baby doll area.

  • The Museum

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    (46 miles) Greenwood

    The Museum has over 30,000 artifacts in their collections, ranging from fossils to oriental textiles. Imagination is the only thing limiting how this rich resource can help educators in the ...

  • Ty Cobb Museum

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    (55 miles) 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!

  • Wheels Through Time Museum

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    (61 miles) Maggie Valley

    A consummate collection of over 250 rare antique American Motorcycles and Automobiles.

  • Schiele Museum of Natural History

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    (77 miles) Gastonia

    Indoor and outdoor installations in all mediums and sizes help coalesce to form an indelible impression of the region's natural history and cultural development.

  • Settlemyre Planetarium

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    (77 miles) Rock Hill

    The Settlemyre Planetarium, located at the Museum of York County, uses a sophisticated star projector and a domed ceiling to recreate the night sky at any time of the year. Using this projector and ...

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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    (82 miles) 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 ...

  • The Guinness World of Records

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    (88 miles) Gatlinburg

    There is an incredible line-up of feats, facts and records in an amazing display of unparalleled fun. Dramatic recreations come to life at the all new and expanded edition of Guinness World of ...

  • Hollywood Star Cars Museum

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    (88 miles) Gatlinburg

    A tour through Star Cars Museum is a trip through some of the most famous movies and TV shows of the last 50 years. Featuring the best Hollywood movie & TV cars in recreated settings displayed with ...

  • Catawba Science Center

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    (88 miles) Hickory

    Science made fun at this kids museum in Hickory, with interactive exhibits, amazing aquariums and even a planetarium!

  • Dinosaur Walk Museum

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    (95 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Come face-to-face with a Tyrannosaurus Rex! Count the spikes on a Stegosaurus tail. Stand next to one of the most common predators, the Allosaurus. Learn to spell “Parasaurolophus,” the largest ...

  • Hollywood Wax Museum Pigeon Forge

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    (95 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Come face to face with your favorite A-ist celebrities at this fun Hollywood Wax Museum...it's Hollywood in the heart of Tennessee!

  • Titanic Museum Attraction

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    (95 miles) Pigeon Forge

    Kids can learn, explore, and experience history all aboard this amazing ship-shaped classroom called Titanic. That's only the tip of the iceberg!

  • Morris Museum of Art

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    (96 miles) 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 ...

  • EdVenture Childrens Museum

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    (96 miles) Columbia

    Unparalleled 67,000 square feet of turbo-charged learning and fun - the biggest children's museum in the South.

  • South Carolina State Museum

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    (96 miles) Columbia

    Four very large floors of exhibits cover South Carolina's art, history, natural history, and science and technology. The museum is located inside its largest artifact -- the historic Columbia Mills ...

  • South Carolina Children's Theatre

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    (1 miles) Greenville

    Immerse yourself in the magic of live storytelling at this South Carolina Children's Theatre, with child-friendly shows and hands-on theatre experiences!

  • La Zoom ComedyTours

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    (54 miles) Asheville

    A Comedy Show on Wheels! A side-splitting odyssey to the city's favourite neighborhoods and landmarks spells quirky fun for both first-time visitors and long time residents.

  • Greenville Zoo

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    (2 miles) Greenville

    Where a world of wildlife can be experienced in one day!

  • Hollywild Animal Park

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    (21 miles) Wellford

    Over 500 animals waiting inside this South Carolina Animal Park that are roaming free in natural enclosures, or man made islands - some animals eat right out of your hand!

  • Western North Carolina Nature Center

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    (52 miles) Asheville

    The WNC Nature Center is Asheville's Zoo and Wildlife Park! Providing a one-of-a-kind adventure where guests can experience animals & plants native to the Southern Appalachian region. Featuring over ...

  • Bear Hollow Zoo

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    (83 miles) Athens

    A charming zoo filled with non-releasable native Georgia wildlife, perfect for that animal-tastic day out filled with learning and experiences. Free admission too!

  • North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm

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    (84 miles) Cleveland

    Over 400 animals at this premier Georgia petting farm and zoo! Pony and wagon rides, as well as guided walks too. Great animal fun for the kids

  • Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies

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    (87 miles) Gatlinburg

    Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies is literally teaming with life – our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species.

  • Riverbanks Zoo

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    (95 miles) Columbia

    From elephants and koalas to penguins and sharks, formal gardens to natural woodlands, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden promises new discoveries around every corner!

  • Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo

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    (96 miles) Sevierville

    Over 600 animals from over 130 species are waiting for you to visit them at this unique Rainforest Zoo - with plenty of family fun to be had in Tennessee!

  • Dollywood

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    (92 miles) Pigeon Forge

    With a theme park, water park and resort, this one of a kind day out in the Smoky Mountains makes for a great family adventure! On it's 125 you won't find the Hollywood sign - just Dollywood!

  • Discovery Island Splash Park

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    (8 miles) Simpsonville

    Water fun in South Carolina with water slides, splash playground, lazy river and surf simulator!

  • Otter Creek Splash Park

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    (10 miles) Greenville

    A small community water park with slides, zero entry pool and interactive splash pad - located in a great Greenville park.