Historical Attractions in MACON with kids

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

Macon 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 Peach 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 Macon’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 Macon 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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    (53 miles) Andersonville

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

  • Roosevelts Little White House

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    (61 miles) 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 ...

  • Fernbank Science Center

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    (76 miles) 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 ...

  • Magaret Mitchell House

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    (82 miles) 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 ...

  • Coca Cola Space Science Center

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    (84 miles) 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 ...

  • Historic Westville

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    (87 miles) Lumpkin

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

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  • Museum of Arts and Sciences

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    (4 miles) 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 ...

  • Museum of Aviation

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    (17 miles) 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 ...

  • Follow the Leaders Wax Museum

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    (61 miles) Warm Springs

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

  • Art In Motion Vintage Motorcycle Museum

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    (61 miles) Warm Springs

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

  • The APEX Museum

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    (77 miles) 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 ...

  • Childrens Museum of Atlanta

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    (77 miles) Atlanta

    Hands on learning for curious minds under 8 years, with experiments, interactive discoveries and multi media exhibits so kids can learn as they play in Atlanta!

  • The World of Coca Cola

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    (77 miles) Atlanta

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

  • Georgia Museum of Art

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    (78 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 ...

  • High Museum of Art

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    (79 miles) 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 ...

  • The Columbus Museum

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    (82 miles) 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 ...

  • National Civil War Naval Museum

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    (83 miles) 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 ...

  • National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center

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    (83 miles) 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 ...

  • Flint RiverQuarium

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    (92 miles) 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.

  • Springer Opera House

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    (83 miles) Columbus

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

  • Yellow River Game Ranch

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    (73 miles) Lilburn

    You will have the animals eating out of your hand-- literally! This wonderful game ranch has 24 wooded acres with over 600 animals and birds that families can get right up close to. From buffalo, ...

  • Wild Animal Safari

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    (75 miles) Pine Mountain

    Visitors can ride through the park, observe, take pictures and feed the animals from their car,one of the Zebra Vans or the guided tour bus (seasonal). Hundreds of exotic animals - a true worldwide ...

  • Zoo Atlanta

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    (75 miles) Atlanta

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

  • Bear Hollow Zoo

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    (76 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!

  • Georgia Aquarium

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    (77 miles) Atlanta

    Visit the WORLD's second largest aquarium, and it happens to be in Georgia! With 10 million gallons of water, and over 100,000 animals from all around the world!

  • The Parks at Chehaw

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    (89 miles) Albany

    Chehaw Wild Animal Park features natural habitat exhibits with native and exotic animals. Visitors can stroll our scenic boardwalks through the cypress swamps and see our many animal exhibits, such ...

  • Six Flags Over Georgia

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    (83 miles) Austell

    Gravity-defying thrill rides, family pleasers and kiddie rides - all come together to give families a super fun day out at Six Flags Georgia!

  • High Falls Water Park

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    (32 miles) Jackson

    Seasonal water fun in Jackson with pirate ships, water slides, family pools, and plenty of places to lounge around!

  • Six Flags White Water

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    (93 miles) Marietta

    HUGE water fun with Six Flags, with over 50 amazing water attractions, extreme thrills, relaxing spills, and everything in between!

  • CNN Studio Tour

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    (77 miles) Atlanta

    Fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the CNN studios, where kids can learn all about how television is made! CNN Studios also give an insight into the history of CNN.

  • Joyful Events Fishing Trips and Beach Outings

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    (79 miles) Atlanta Newnan

    All inclusive deep sea fishing trips, beach outings, bottom fishing and more all in Georgia, with welcoming staff and accessible facilities!

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

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    (82 miles) Atlanta

    A LEGO based, indoor family attraction in Atlanta, ideal for kids up to 12 years, with rides, soft play, model building and much more!

  • Hoppy Feet Fun Center

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    (94 miles) Grovetown

    We are Augusta, GA's newest indoor fun center specializing in private parties and open jump! We also offer many inflatables for backyard parties, church, or school events.

  • Ocmulgee National Monument

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    (2 miles) Macon

    Ocmulgee National Monument is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural resources in this corner of North America. We preserve a continuous record of human life in the Southeast from the ...

  • High Falls State Park

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    (32 miles) Jackson

    Park visitors can enjoy the scenic waterfall on the Towaliga River and hike to the remaining grist mill foundation. A campground, picnic areas and canoe rental are also available. This pretty park in ...