Historical Attractions in HANCOCK with kids

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

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

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  • The Houdini Museum

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    (41 miles) Scranton

    The museum is devoted entirely to the world's greatest magician, Harry Houdini. Fabulous guided exhibit and fantastic fun magic show with live magician and animals.

  • Everhart Museum

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    (43 miles) Scranton

    Kids can learn about natural history, science and art in this fascinating and educational museum.

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (55 miles) Cooperstown

    As they enter the Museum, kids under 12 can choose to participate in one of two Discovery Tours, which are self-guided educational scavenger hunts. The answers can be found throughout the Museum, and ...

  • Franklin Mineral Museum

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    (68 miles) Franklin

    The museum has over 4,000 mineral specimens on display in the local room including those that are on display in the 33 foot long fluorescent display in the fluorescent room. The museum\'s ...

  • Sterling Hill Mining Museum

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    (70 miles) Ogdensburg

    Deep family fun with more than 700 objects on display, as well as cool mines accessible by guided tour.

  • Sciencenter

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    (71 miles) Ithaca

    250 hands on exhibits inside and plenty more outside, with a huge range including elemental play, kinetic energy machines, interactive structures, musical equipment, fun math challenges and more!

  • Museum of the Earth

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    (73 miles) Ithaca

    With particular emphasis on New York State and the Northeast United States, the Museum of the Earth explores the history of the Earth and its life through the lens of geology and paleontology, ...

  • Science Discovery Center of Oneonta

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    (36 miles) Oneonta

    We invite you to visit us and enjoy some unique science exploring....enlightening fun for all ages, children and adults...

  • Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park

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    (33 miles) Binghamton

    Offers a conservationist zoological experience with naturalistic enclosures containing a wide range of animals, reptiles and birds; plus educational activity stations.

  • Claws n Paws Animal Park

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    (39 miles) Lake Ariel

    Get CLOSE to the Animals at the "Zoo-in-the-Woods!" Upon entering the park you will receive a schedule sheet telling the times of all animal shows, Dino Digs, and giraffe and parrot feedings.

  • Carousel Water and Fun Park

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    (26 miles) Beach Lake

    A family amusement park in Pennsylvania offering water slides, bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages, kiddie karts, a game room and lots more!

  • Montage Mountain Waterpark

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    (46 miles) Scranton

    Montage Mountain Waterpark has something for the whole family to enjoy. The waterpark features a giant wavepool, a 1/4 mile long lazy river, and numerous rides and slides!

  • Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark

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    (62 miles) Tannersville

    Over 30 Waterslides along the natural terrain of the Camelback Mountain!

  • Split Rock Water Park

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    (64 miles) Lake Harmony

    An indoor family water park at Split Rock Resort - H20ooooohh! has a host of water attractions to enjoy, including slides, wave pools and play structures!

  • Zoom Flume Water Park

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    (65 miles) East Durham

    A fun and family friendly day out in a natural setting, with rivers, slides and thrills all in the one fun New York water park - including the worlds longest water park zip line!

  • Action Park Mountain Creek

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    (66 miles) Vernon

    The world's TALLEST (and only!) thrill slide with double loops at this adrenaline pumping New Jersey water park for the whole family!

  • Tall Pines River Adventures

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    (27 miles) Bainbridge

    Family fun adventures on the Unadilla & Susquehanna Rivers for you perfect outdoor adventure! Canoes, kayaks, nature, fun, even camping - what a great New York State family day out!

  • Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour

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    (36 miles) Lakeville

    Take a charming trip through the factory and see the transition from ice block to centrepiece, often sculpted with chainsaws! Plus Natural Ice Harvest Museum.

  • The Elks Place

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    (74 miles) Harriman

    A multi-level indoor playground for kids of all ages, with slides, tunnels, and a ball blasting arena! Indoor New York fun for those active kids!

  • Glow Golf

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    (94 miles) Pennsdale

    Glow Golf is an indoor glow in the dark 3D mini golf course.

  • Swartswood State Park

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    (65 miles) Stillwater Township

    Explore New Jersey's FIRST state park filled with history, outdoor adventure and family fun! Camping available too!

  • Ricketts Glen State Park

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    (68 miles) Benton

    Take the Falls Trail and explore the Glens, with wild, free-flowing waterfalls in the ancient hillside. A classic family hike with a fairytale edge in Pennsylvania!

  • Wawayanda State Park

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    (69 miles) Hewitt

    A wonderland in winter and a restful backdrop for canoeists, boaters and fisherman year round in this New Jersey state park!

  • Kittatinny Valley State Park

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    (71 miles) Andover

    Lots of outdoor adventure in New Jersey for the family at this state park! Hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, and horseback riding are popular activities, with winter sports too!

  • Mount Pisgah State Park

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    (72 miles) Troy

    A 1302 acre state park in Pennsylvania, with a 75 acre lake for fishing, skating and boating. Outdoor adventure for the whole family!

  • Worlds End State Park

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    (75 miles) Forksville

    Incredible nature in Pennsylvania, with amazing views, swimming dam, and fishing!

  • Ringwood State Park

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    (77 miles) Ringwood

    Stunning gardens with multi use trails in New Jersey, plus swimming, boating, canoeing and fishing! Outdoor fun for the whole family

  • Sullivan County Visitors Association

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    (31 miles) Ferndale

    About the Sullivan County Visitors Association: The SCVA is a membership organization established in 1997 to promote the Sullivan County Catskills as a tourism destination.

  • Cooperstown All Star Village

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    (37 miles) Oneonta

    All things baseball at America's first and only kids' baseball training camp that was designed with the entire family in mind!

  • Skate Estate

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    (38 miles) Vestal

    Rollerskating, miniature golf, waterpark with slides, laser tag and arcade.

  • Lahey Family Fun Park

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    (40 miles) Clarks Summit

    Fun activities for the whole family in Pennsylvania, with go-karts, batting cages, mini golf and bumper boats!

  • Jumping Jungle

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    (41 miles) Vestal

    Offers a selection of varying inflatables from obstacle courses, slides and mazes to classic bounce houses and character specials.

  • Chacko's Family Bowling Center

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    (58 miles) Wilkes-Barre

    STRIKE! Bowling fun at this Pennsylvania family bowling center, with bumper bowling, birthday parties and leagues!

  • Tuxedo Ridge Ski Area

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    (73 miles) Tuxedo

    Snow fun in New York where the kids can enjoy downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and fun events!

  • Delaware and Ulster Railroad

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    (39 miles) Arkville

    The Delaware and Ulster is an excursion train that combines railroad nostalgia with scenic rides through New York's legendary Catskill Mountains.