Historical Attractions in KENNEBUNKPORT with kids

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

Kennebunkport 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 Pine Tree 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 Kennebunkport’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 Kennebunkport when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Strawbery Banke Museum

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    (24 miles) Portsmouth

    Visitors to Strawbery Banke have the opportunity to experience and imagine how people lived and worked in this typical American neighborhood throughout four centuries of history. Through its ...

  • 19th Century Willowbrook Village

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    (28 miles) Newfield

    Take a trip back in time to experience 19th century America, with over 10,000 artifacts depicting the crafts and trades, as well as a fascinating 1894 carousel! History can be fun at this unique ...

  • Canterbury Shaker Village

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    (51 miles) Canterbury

    A National Historic Landmark museum with 25 original Shaker buildings and 694 acres of nature trails to explore. Families will find hands-on activities scattered throughout the Village ranging from ...

  • Americas Stonehenge

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    (51 miles) Salem

    Explore the mysteries of America's Stonehenge, and try and work out how it was built! Most likely the oldest man-made structure in the USA!

  • America's Stonehenge

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    (51 miles) Salem

    A mysterious historical attraction - possibly the oldest man-made attraction in the entire country - our very own Stonehenge! Right in New Hampshire.

  • Maritime Gloucester

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    (53 miles) Gloucester

    Features include an aquarium with touch tanks and maritime exhibit gallery with interactive stations plus summer classes and programs aimed at families. Plus go sailing or lobstering!

  • The Robert Frost Farm

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    (53 miles) Derry

    The Robert Frost Farm was home to Robert Frost and his family from 1900-1911. Frost, one of the nation's most acclaimed poets whose writings are said to be the epitome of New England, attributed many ...

  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

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    (54 miles) Concord

    Take a journey to the stars: where the sky is no limit, it is just the beginning! Kids can participate in a rocket-making workshop, make a comet, land the space shuttle, try the amateur satellite ...

  • The Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center

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    (56 miles) Manchester

    The center houses an impressive interactive exhibit hall that allows visitors to explore the Merrimack River. The exhibits focus on the Merrimack River watershed, historical use of the Amoskeag area, ...

  • Boothbay Railway Village

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    (57 miles) Boothbay

    The museum has one of the finest exhibits of classic, vintage and antique automobiles in New England.

  • The Mount Washington Observatory

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    (58 miles) North Conway

    Tours are available of the working weather station at the summit where kids can meet the scientists, explore the equipment and learn about working 6,288 feet up. Why not go by snowcat?

  • The House of the Seven Gables

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    (62 miles) Salem

    Uncover 359 years of Salem's history at this collection of historic buildings, and museum. A great family historical experience in Massachusetts!

  • Phillips House

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    (62 miles) Salem

    Experience a glimpse into the private world of the Phillips family with this historic 1821 house in Salem.

  • Norlands Living History Center

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    (73 miles) Livermore

    Norlands is a multifaceted museum offering in-depth experiences in 18th and 19th century rural life. Here, the visitor is an active participant in daily and seasonal farming and housework, and ...

  • Old Fort Western

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    (75 miles) Augusta

    A fascinating 1754 National Historic Landmark fort on the Kennebec River in Maine - once used by Benedict Arnold too!

  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium

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    (77 miles) Boston

    Walk though the world of 1937, quite literally, as you step into a one-of-a-kind, three-story, painted-glass globe. Once inside, watch a sound and light presentation, experience the unique acoustics ...

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  • Seashore Trolley Museum

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    (3 miles) Kennebunkport

    The Museum contains the "National Collection of American Streetcars" plus collections af rapid transit vehicles, trackles trolleys, and buses. The exhibit "History in Motion" contain a children's ...

  • Portland Harbor Museum

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    (23 miles) South Portland

    Founded in 1987, Portland Harbor Museum is an exciting place to explore and celebrate the rich maritime history of Portland Harbor.

  • Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

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    (23 miles) Portland

    - exists to inspire discovery and imagination through exploration and play. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Maine

  • Children's Museum of New Hampshire

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    (23 miles) Dover

    Two floors of interactive exhibits and hands-on learning at this New Hampshire children's museum, dedicated to a child's development! Perfect for under 12s

  • Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co

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    (24 miles) Portland

    Take a trip back in time at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum! Enjoy magnificent views of Portland's waterfront aboard antique rail cars pulled by hard-working steam and diesel locomotives.

  • American Independence Museum

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    (35 miles) Exeter

    Discover the stories behind America's revolutionary past and how they relate to your experiences today by visiting the American Independence Museum. Located in historic Exeter, New Hampshire, the ...

  • New Hampshire Boat Museum

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    (39 miles) Wolfeboro Falls

    The Museum features many of the finest examples of vintage mahogany and antique boats on a rotating basis, including; Garwood, Chris-Craft, Century, Dodge, Penn Yan, Lyman and Hacker. There are ...

  • Klickety Klack Railroad

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    (40 miles) Wolfeboro Falls

    An incredible hands-on experience within this museum and hobby shop for those families and kids who just love trains!

  • The Wright Museum

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    (40 miles) Wolfeboro

    The Wright Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to celebrating Americans' sacrifices and achievements during WWII.

  • Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm

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    (52 miles) Tamworth

    Take a guided working farm tour, visit our gardens, view our exhibits and new exhibits changing every month. Take a scenic walk by foot or by wagon or sleigh ride. A beautiful destination, visited by ...

  • Scouting Museum

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    (54 miles) Manchester

    The Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum/Max I Silber Scouting Library represents an exciting, unique, and colorful repository for an exceedingly large collection of Boy Scout memorabilia and an ...

  • Museum of New Hampshire History

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    (54 miles) Concord

    The New Hampshire Historical Society serves thousands of children and adults each year through its Museum of New Hampshire History, research library, educational programs, and award-winning ...

  • Currier Museum of Art

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    (55 miles) Manchester

    The Currier features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O'Keeffe, Wyeth, and LeWitt with exhibitions, tours, and programs ...

  • The Millyard Museum

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    (56 miles) Manchester

    The Museum features the permanent exhibit, Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, that tells the story of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked here. The story starts with the ...

  • MWV Children's Museum

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    (58 miles) North Conway

    Active and curious kids up to 7 years can learn through play in this fun children's museum, dedicated to their development in New Jersey!

  • Mount Washington Valley Childrens Museum

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    (59 miles) North Conway

    is a educational and entertaining, place to go with kids. It is an indoor play center where kids can learn by interacting with all the fun exhibits. Great rainy day activity for the whole family.

  • Salem Witch Museum

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    (62 miles) Salem

    Step back in time to 1692, to a time when the Witch Trails of Salem were in full force. Fascinating for the older kids, this museum gives the family a dramatic history lesson with life-size figures, ...

  • Peabody Essex Museum

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    (62 miles) Salem

    Spend the day surrounded by art and culture in this popular Salem museum, with exhibits, programs and activities!

  • Witch Dungeon Museum

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    (62 miles) Salem

    Experience a live re-enactment of the Salem Witch Trial! Go back in time to 1692 to hear real transcripts from the actual trials, before touring the dungeon!