Historical Attractions in MONTICELLO with kids

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

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

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  • Morris County Planetarium

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    (55 miles) Randolph

    Kids love looking at the stars - so what better than to take them to a Planetarium show?!

  • Dey Mansion

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    (56 miles) Wayne

    The historical revolutionary war headquarters of George Washington himself, giving kids an amazing day out in history!

  • Keeler Tavern

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    (67 miles) Ridgefield

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Keeler Tavern Museum has been a farmhouse, tavern, stagecoach stop, post office, hotel for travelers, home of noted architect Cass Gilbert and, ...

  • Hayden Planetarium

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    (71 miles) Manhattan

    Featuring Zeiss Mark IX Star Projector and a Digital Dome Projection System, the Planetarium offers a varying range of fascinating shows, guides and spectaculars using their 3D star atlas.

  • Empire State Building

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    (73 miles) New York City

    Get ready to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World! The 86th floor observation deck offers impressive 360 degree panoramic views of the AMAZING New York City!

  • South Street Seaport Museum

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    (75 miles) Manhattan

    Home to the nation's largest fleet of privately maintained historic vessels: Stationary, Training, and Workhorses.

  • Statue of Liberty

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    (75 miles) NYC

    That iconic attraction everyone must go and visit in New York City - the Statue of Liberty! Hold that flame high!

  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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    (78 miles) Brooklyn

    A century ago, Brooklyn Botanic Garden's founders had the vision to transform a city ash heap into a premier botanic garden in the heart of the borough. Since the Garden first opened its gates to the ...

  • Fairfield Museum and History Center

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    (83 miles) Fairfield

    Commemorate Martin Luther King Day with a weekend of activities and events, free with admission including- The Life and Times of William Webb: An African American Civil War Soldier from ...

  • Da Vinci Science Centre

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    (86 miles) Allentown

    Lots of hands on fun things to do with plenty of events and special exhibitions throughout the year. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...

  • Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

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    (87 miles) Lenox

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

  • Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle

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    (96 miles) Doylestown

    Explore daily life circa 1850s through over 40,000 objects in 55 rooms, plus guided tours of the castle.

  • Monmouth Battlefield State Park

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    (98 miles) Manalapan

    Visit the site of one of the largest American Revolution battled, now with hiking, horse-riding and a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse! History and nature in this New Jersey state park

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  • Franklin Mineral Museum

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    (38 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 ...

  • Mid Hudson Childrens Museum

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    (39 miles) Poughkeepsie

    Series of large and intricate interactive exhibit rooms with learning through play design ideal for curious kids. Newest features include a Baby Park just for the smallest guests, plus a giant ...

  • Sterling Hill Mining Museum

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    (40 miles) Ogdensburg

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

  • Everhart Museum

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    (52 miles) Scranton

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

  • The Houdini Museum

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    (53 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.

  • NJ Childrens Museum

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    (58 miles) Paramus

    Explore over 30 different play and learning areas, each designed to attract and engage the imagination! Your child is your guide.

  • The Lambert Castle Museum

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    (59 miles) Paterson

    Fascinating museum set inside and about Lambert Castle. The Garret Mountain Reservation observation tower is right by you, as is the Rifle Camp Park with it's own natural history museum and ...

  • Morris Museum

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    (61 miles) Morristown

    The museum offers a full calendar of special events, festivals, classes, and activities for the entire family - with an ever changing hands on exhibitions varying from arts and science to historical ...

  • Montclair Art Museum

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    (63 miles) Montclair

    Experience a day of American and Native American art, programs and exhibitions where kids can get lost in that magical art world in New Jersey

  • The Military Musuem Of Southern New England

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    (66 miles) Danbury

    We currently display a vivid cross section of 20th century American military history. Many of our vehicles are extremely rare, often the only example in the western hemisphere! The museum staff is ...

  • Danbury Railway Museum

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    (66 miles) Danbury

    The Museum, located in the historic station and rail yard in downtown Danbury, Connecticut, offers railroad history, tours, train rides, a collection of original and restored rolling stock, and ...

  • Newark Museum

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    (69 miles) Newark

    Whatever your child is passionate about, let the Junior Museum be your partner as your child explores their creative self, expands their mind, and above all, has fun while learning something new!

  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center

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    (70 miles) Stamford

    Seasonal fun awaits you at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Bring friends and enjoy a picnic on the Meadow, walk over 80 acres of nature trails, drop in to the Hecksher Farm and say hello the ...

  • The Bruce Museum

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    (71 miles) Greenwich

    The Bruce Museum is an educational institution which, through its varied exhibitions and collections in the arts and sciences, provides programs for diverse audiences.

  • Museum of the City of New York

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    (71 miles) Manhattan

    The exhibits have just about everything you ever wanted to know about New York City and then some.

  • American Museum of Natural History

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    (71 miles) Manhattan

    An amazing New York museum with 45 permanent exhibition halls including Dinosaur Halls, Hall of Ocean Life, and the Hall of Human Origins, as wel as hands-on fun for kids

  • The Jewish Museum

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    (71 miles) New York City

    Widely admired for its exhibitions and collections that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is one of the world’s preeminent institutions devoted to exploring the intersection of ...

  • Guggenheim Museum

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    (71 miles) Manhatten

    The iconic site of many celebrated special exhibitions, with smaller galleries devoted permanently to the Guggenheim's renowned collection, which ranges from Impressionism through contemporary art.

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art

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    (71 miles) Manhattan

    With a permanent collection of over 2 million works of art, you know this New York City museum is a great journey into the wonderful world of art!

  • Hunterdon Museum of Art

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    (71 miles) Clinton

    Fascinating and captivating art exhibits at this New Jersey Museum of Art, with classes and workshops for kids too!

  • Madame Tussauds New York

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    (72 miles) New York City

    Fun for the whole family as you come face to face with your favorite stars of music, film, sport, and history! Be a celebrity in New York City!

  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not

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    (72 miles) New York

    Kids of all ages can experience the mysterious, the weird and the wonderful at this New York City museum of oddities from all over the world!