Historical Attractions in MURFREESBORO with kids

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

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

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  • Discovery Center At Murfree Springs

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    Murfreesboro

    Welcome! Located in downtown Murfreesboro, TN, the Discovery Center is a hands-on museum for children & adults of all ages!

  • Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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    (28 miles) Nashville

    Walk through the life of president Andrew Jackson, with tours of his home, explore a vintage farm, and delve into history in this historical Tennessee attraction!

  • Adventure Science Center

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    (30 miles) Nashville

    It is a pillar of imagination. It is a journey through science. It is smart, creative, athletic, musically gifted, and has an enormous heart. And It possibly has the best view in Nashville. It is ...

  • Belle Meade Plantation

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    (32 miles) Nashville

    History is ready to be explored at this 30 acre historic mansion built in 1853. A trained and costumed guide will lead your tour through these amazing grounds!

  • Alabama Constitution Village

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    (78 miles) Huntsville

    Transport back to 1819 at this historic Alabama museum, where kids can dress up, learn, and spend the day 200 years in the past!

  • Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center

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    (79 miles) Huntsville

    A hands-on science center with more than 100 permanent, interactive exhibits in 7 different subject areas.

  • US Space and Rocket Center

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    (80 miles) Huntsville

    From incredible artifacts of our nation's space program, to hands-on interactive exhibits and space travel simulators, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center experience is unlike any other. One of the many ...

  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield

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    (93 miles) Dover

    A historic look at where the Union victory occurred in 1862. Civil war history right at your feet, at this fascinating Tennessee national battlefield!

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  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (31 miles) Nashville

    Parents get back to your roots, and introduce kids to a whole new genre of music at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Let the memories come back to life with this scrapbook of country music's history!

  • Museum Columbia Childrens Museum

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    (39 miles) Columbia

    Everything here is designed to be interacted with or handled so parents can relax; most exhibits come with relevant period or topic dressing up resources, plus hands on activities and learning games, ...

  • Customs House Museum

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    (72 miles) Clarksville

    Over 35,000 square feet of hands-on activities, exhibitions and special events surrounding art, science and history.

  • Huntsville Museum of Art

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    (78 miles) Huntsville

    The Museum fills its seven galleries with a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, including prestigious traveling exhibits and the work of nationally and regionally acclaimed artists. The ...

  • Earlyworks Children's History Museum

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    (78 miles) Huntsville

    Designed for children, it's the South's largest hands-on history museum where kids can learn through play and discovery!

  • The Kentucky Museum

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    (79 miles) Bowling Green

    An insight into the South Central Kentucky history and culture, with exhibits, artifacts, and displays that educate and inform all who visit! An experience for the whole family surrounding you in ...

  • Huntsville Art League

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    (80 miles) Huntsville

    Explore the galleries and find every almost theme and medium as created by Tennessee Valley artists, from sculptures and glass work through traditional oil paintings and contemporary photography.

  • Historic RailPark & Train Museum

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    (80 miles) Bowling Green

    Active a model railroad;experience the hobo life; learn about the Conductor, Cook and Engineer's experience on the train; hear the story of the Great Locomotive Chase; watch movies in the theater and ...

  • Creative Discovery Museum

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    (82 miles) Chattanooga

    A fun, interactive and hands-on children's museum in Chattanooga, with attractions perfect for kids to learn, play and get creative!

  • Hunter Museum of American Art

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    (82 miles) Chattanooga

    Kids can understand American history in more detail through the art that was created through the centuries. Great inspiration in Tennessee

  • Childrens Museum of the Shoals

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    (99 miles) Florence

    The Children's Museum of the Shoals, Inc. offers hands-on exhibits and programs geared specifically to the developmental stages and needs of children. One of the many fun family places to go if ...

  • IMAX Nashville

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    (30 miles) Nashville

    There are many standard screens here but also a full size Imax screen which always impresses the smalls. Options include decriptive video and captioned.

  • A Jumpin Good Time

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    (69 miles) Clarksville

    We provide event and party inflatable rentals to people who want to make their event a hit. We service the needs of our customers from start to finish—from order, to delivery & set up, to the final ...

  • Lucky Ladd Farms

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    (12 miles) Eagleville

    An animal-tastic family fun day at Tennessee's largest petting farm!

  • Nashville Zoo

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    (26 miles) Nashville

    Add some exotic to your everyday with Nashville Zoo. Go on an African safari, see the many animals of the rainforest, and explore our 66,000-square-foot Jungle Gym. One of the many fun family places ...

  • Tennessee Aquarium

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    (82 miles) Chattanooga

    Explore one of the most popular aquariums in the USA, with creatures from all over the world, an IMAX 3D Theater, a boat trip, and so much more!

  • Chattanooga Zoo

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    (83 miles) Chattanooga

    Known as the best little zoo in the USA - this animal fun family attraction in Chattanooga will educate, excite and offer lots of fun animal encounters!

  • Lake Winnepesaukah

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    (88 miles) Chattanooga

    Kiddie rides, 14 story free fall, roller coasters...it must be the South's favorite family amusement park - Lake Winnie!

  • Nashville Shores

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    (25 miles) Hermitage

    Water park with loads of slides, wave pool, lazy river and water tree house plus interactive water playground. For over 7s the Treetop Adventure Park features over 100 challenges up in the trees, ...

  • Wave Country

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    (29 miles) Nashville

    A great family friendly water park in Nashville, with one of the area's only wave-action swimming pools!

  • Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center

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    (93 miles) Hopkinsville

    Featuring impressive solo and passenger tube slide rides and a large interactive water playground.

  • Chattanooga Riverboat Company

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    (82 miles) Chattanooga

    The pride of the South is ready to entertain family members of ALL ages with the Southern Belle Riverboat! Cruise along the Tennessee River and experience sightseeing and delicious meals!

  • Chattanooga Ghost Tours

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    (82 miles) Chattanooga

    Spooooky ghost tours and hunts through the beautiful city of Chattanooga! Nightly tours through spring, summer and fall.

  • Ruby Falls

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    (82 miles) Chattanooga

    Anticipation builds, the temperature drops, a cool fresh breeze surrounds you as you are immersed in darkness. There is the thunderous sound of water splashing directly in front of you, and you feel ...

  • The Monkey's Treehouse

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    (25 miles) Brentwood

    The ultimate playground for kids up to 8 years, with casual play, toddler areas and birthday parties!

  • Glow Galaxay

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    (26 miles) Franklin

    Out of this world open play and birthday parties in Franklin with this fun glow in the dark indoor play area with inflatables, mini golf, and sports!

  • BounceU Nashville

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    (27 miles) Nashville

    Fun open bouncing at this inflatable filled indoor play center in Nashville. Great for birthday parties too!