Historical Attractions in LAKE GEORGE with kids

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

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

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  • Fort Ticonderoga

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    (33 miles) Ticonderoga

    Immerse the family in nearly 2,000 acres of history at the fascinating Fort Ticonderoga! With living history programs and activities, as well as a fun corn maze!

  • Wilson Castle

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    (37 miles) Proctor

    Visit an architectural masterpiece from the 19th Century, and the ONLY real castle in Vermont!

  • Robert Todd Lincolns Hildene

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    (37 miles) Manchester

    The mission of Hildene is to advance the Lincoln legacy through education, commitment to community and active stewardship of the family's home and land. It is an example of the "Great American Story" ...

  • Vermont Folklife Center

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    (49 miles) Middlebury

    The Vermont Folklife Center, founded in 1984, is dedicated to preserving and presenting the folkarts and cultural traditions of Vermont and the surrounding region.

  • Billings Farm and Museum

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    (61 miles) Woodstock

    The farm dates back to 1871, when native Vermonter, Frederick Billings, set out to build a farm and forestry operation that would serve future generations as a model of wise stewardship. His farm ...

  • The Fort at No 4 Museum

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    (65 miles) Charlestown

    Travel back in time to Charlestown, New Hampshire in the 1740's and have an unforgettable experience in an authentically reconstructed fortified settlement.

  • Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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    (77 miles) Lenox

    A fascinating look into American history at the stunning Ventfort Hall, and American lives during the Gilded Age.

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  • House of Frankenstein Wax Museum

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    Lake George

    Be warned the House of Frankenstein is not just another Wax Museum. No indeed. When you walk the steps of the haunted stairs you are on your own. Don't turn back, there is no turning back, you must ...

  • Vermont Marble Museum

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    (38 miles) Proctor

    We have been presenting the past present and future of marble, as used in art, as building material and amazing world of everyday uses for more that 20 years!

  • The Chocolatorium

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    (38 miles) East Arlington

    The Chocolatorium is not only a chocolate exhibit, but a fun and tasty place to explore! Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of chocolate, the history, the culture, and how it's made!

  • New England Maple Museum

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    (39 miles) Rutland

    The museum offers a trip through over 200 years of maple sugaring history starting with the Native American discovery that maple sap cooked over an open fire produces a sweet syrup.

  • Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont

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    (41 miles) Rutland

    Our nationally recognized collection of Norman Rockwell\'s art, established in 1976, commemorates Norman Rockwell\'s Vermont years and the entire span and diversity of his career (1911-1978). ...

  • The Bennington Museum

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    (45 miles) Bennington

    The Bennington Museum is known as the trusted caretaker of the largest collection of Grandma Moses art and memorabilia available to the public. Located in the heart of Vermont, our galleries evoke ...

  • Adirondack Museum

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    (47 miles) Blue Mountain Lake

    Explore 121 acres and 40,000sq ft of exhibitions near the Blue Mountain, with indoor and outdoor learning and activities for kids!

  • Henry Sheldon Museum

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    (49 miles) Middlebury

    The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is the oldest chartered community history museum in the United States, welcoming visitors and researchers since 1882. It offers lively tours, exhibits ...

  • New York State Museum

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    (54 miles) Albany

    A cultural family day out in New York State with exhibits and collections covering all forms of art, photography and artifacts that reflect the wonderful history of New York.

  • Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

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    (56 miles) Vergennes

    Whatever your interests, the museum offers opportunities for on-water adventures, gallery browsing, and armchair exploration.

  • The Nature Museum at Grafton

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    (58 miles) Grafton

    The Nature Museum is a dynamic and educational place to visit. The exhibits at The Nature Museum at Grafton encourage you to open the door to Vermont\'s natural beauty.

  • Kidspace at Mass MoCa

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    (58 miles) North Adams

    An interactive art gallery and studio designed for children offering hands on exhibitions and educational experiences.

  • Vermont Institute of Natural Science

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    (67 miles) Quechee

    It's all about science, nature and natural history at this Vermont institute with fascinating exhibits, fun live shows and kids programs!

  • Shelburne Museum

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    (70 miles) Shelburne

    Amazing Vermont art to be enjoyed with over 150,00 works exhibited over 39 exhibition buildings - some historic! Art fun for the family!

  • Rex Museum

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    (70 miles) Gallup

    A museum on the history of Gallup displaying verious artifacts and information.

  • Berkshire Museum

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    (71 miles) Pittsfield

    3,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and experiments, permanent collections plus travelling and special exhibitions, don't overlook the sub level aquarium and the Little Cinema.

  • Montshire Museum of Science

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    (73 miles) Norwich

    Fun hands-on science exhibits for kids - both indoors and outdoors - in one of the country's top science museums! Great family fun in Montshire!

  • Birds of Vermont Museum

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    (73 miles) Huntington

    The Birds of Vermont Museum is a delightful place where visitors can learn about birds and their role in the earth's ecosystems. A private, non-profit organization, the Museum features over 497 ...

  • Hood Museum of Art

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    (74 miles) Hanover

    Comprising nearly 65,000 works of art and artifacts from a broad range of cultures and historical periods, the permanent collection of the Hood Museum of Art represents a remarkable cultural and ...

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (79 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 ...

  • Enfield Shaker Museum

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    (80 miles) Enfield

    The mission of the Enfield Shaker Museum is to protect, enhance, and utilize its historical structures, landscape and Shaker cultural heritage.

  • Animagic Museum of Animation

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    (81 miles) Lee

    You will see original models used in famous movies and a real Academy Award. You will discover how blockbuster movies as Chicken Run, Predator,X-Men,The Matrix was made.Special: $20 Workshop includes ...

  • Imaginarium Childrens Museum

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    (87 miles) Plattsburgh

    is a vast facility aimed at educating families through fun and interactive discovery, features include Glow Room, Science Lab, Dentist, climbing wall, crawler and toddler soft play zone, climbing ...

  • Vermont Ski Museum

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    (88 miles) Stowe

    The Vermont Ski Museum is located in the village of Stowe, it is in the Old Town Hall, which was built in 1818 and is on the National Register of Historic places, their mission being to collect, ...

  • Amherst History Museum

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    (94 miles) Amherst

    Housed in the 1750-era Strong House, the Amherst History Museum takes visitors on a journey from the town's colonial past, through its industrial age and into the computer-driven present.

  • Mary Bryan Memorial Art Gallery

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    (96 miles) Jeffersonville

    Visit Vermont\\\'s most dynamic gallery for the exhibition of the finest landscape painters in New England.

  • Noyes House Museum

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    (96 miles) Morrisville

    The Noyes House, a two-story federal-style brick mansion built by the Safford family in the early nineteenth century, was the first location to be settled in the village of Morrisville.

  • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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    (97 miles) Amherst

    A fun Massachusetts museum to inspire a love of reading through picture books! Celebrating illustrations from around the world, it's a fun and colorful day out for kids!