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A really big moment for the USA happened in Massachusetts…what was it? Um…oh yes, only the arrival of the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620! One of the original 13 colonies, Massachusetts an incredible place for kids to visit.

History is of course a huge part of any kids experience. Old Sturbridge Village takes kids back to the 19th Century, Plimoth Plantation brings to life the journey of the pilgrims, with Native Plymouth Tours also covering the history of the Native Americans, and the infamous Salem Witch Museum (best not for the younger kids!) explores the happenings of 1692….be brave!

But with Massachusetts comes so many more fun places to visit with kids. You ready?  Kids can be charmed with attractions like the fantasy filled Yankee Candle Village and Tougas Family Farm, and parents have no excuse to join in with Interskate 91 Family Fun Center and CoCo Key Waterpark! (You know you want to!)

Tours are waiting to take the whole family on unique journeys, like the mouthwatering Boston Pizza Tours, the unusual and incredibly fun Scavenger Hunts Boston and the sandy Arts Dune Tours.

Pack your town tea party, head out for the day and give the kids something that will always be a part of their memorable history.

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  • The DNA EpiCenter

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    (77 miles)New London

    Welcome to the DNA EpiCenter, where promoting the understanding of the science of life to people of all ages is our mission.

  • Historic Ship Nautilus

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    (76 miles)Groton

    Kids will get a great insight into the lives of the men who sail the depths of the ocean in this fascinating submarine visit, with an educational museum with the world's finest collection of ...

  • Gillette Castle

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    (85 miles)East Haddam

    It looks like a medieval fortress, but a step inside the stone castle reveals the built-in couches, table trackway, and woodcarvings that all point to the creative genius that was William Gillette.

  • Belcourt Castle

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    (57 miles)Newport

    Take a tour during the day of this elegant castle, with its medieval flavor, or walk among the many spirits of the past during a Ghost Tour, Belcourt Castle offers a unique opportunity to step back ...

  • Astors Beechwood Mansion

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    (57 miles)Newport

    Once the summer home of the Astors, this elegant mansion now features living history tours, including Victorian and Roaring Twenties tours, evening performances, seasonal events, and much more.

  • Newport Mansions

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    (56 miles)Newport

    Explore 250 years of American history at our 11 historic properties, located on 80 acres of gardens and parks.

  • Historic Fort Adams

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    (56 miles)Newport

    HISTORIC FORT ADAMS is off Harrison Ave. in Fort Adams State Park. Built 1824-57, Fort Adams is one of the largest coastal fortifications in the United States. Guided tours take visitors from the ...

  • Museum of Newport History

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    (55 miles)Newport

    The Museum provides the whole family with an engaging introduction to the area's rich history and the beauty of its architecture. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things ...

  • Biomes Marine Biology Center

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    (53 miles)North Kingstown

    Biomes is a privately owned marine science education center focusing on hands-on programs for students and families in Southern New England.

  • Smith's Castle

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    (49 miles)Wickford

    Smith's Castle is an historic site, giving an opportunity for adults and children to experience almost four centuries of Rhode Island history. The castle and grounds provide an up-close look at what ...

  • Dinosaur State Park

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    (85 miles)Rocky Hill

    We are one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath our geodesic dome, you will find an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago.

  • Coggeshall Farm Museum

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    (42 miles)Bristol

    Is a living history farm depicting Bristol's agrarian life in the year 1799 through live interpretation, historic structures, and heirloom plants and animals.

  • Battleship Cove

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    (40 miles)Fall River

    Don't just learn about history, live it! At Battleship Cove, you will experience firsthand what it was like to serve on board a Navy warship in WWII. Plus Nautical Nights program where families stay ...

  • The Mark Twain House

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    (83 miles)Hartford

    A fascinating look at the history of Mark Twain, and where he used to spend some of his days. It's a great way to excite kids about history and one of the most influential novelists of all time. A ...

  • Connecticut Archaeology Center

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    (62 miles)Storrs

    The Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center are home to the University of Connecticut's Anthropological Collections and repre- sents the single largest repository of Connecticut ...

  • Providence Athenaeum

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    (33 miles)Providence

    The Providence Athenaeum, founded in 1753 as an independent membership library, provides books and other materials to all, of any age, who love reading, appreciate literature, and enjoy cultural ...

  • Hannaway Blacksmith Shop

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    (28 miles)Lincoln

    Visitors can now experience the ring of the anvil and the odor of coal and hot steel as blacksmiths forge pieces of the metal into hinges, nails, and other household items.

  • Plimoth Plantation

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    (39 miles)Plymouth

    Learn about the colonys difficult beginnings or discover the gossip of the day. Ask about religious beliefs, medical practices or relations with the local Wampanoag People. Talk to a housewife and ...

  • Native Plymouth Tours

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    (37 miles)Plymouth

    Have fun learning the shared history of the Native Americans and the Pilgrims in an enlightening and educational walking tour of historical downtown Plymouth.

  • Ocean Spray's Cranberry World

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    (36 miles)Plymouth

    Take a trip to the visitor centre where you'll find out all about this native american fruit through exhibits and interactive displays and lots of interesting facts. Just outside you'll see a ...

  • Dr Seuss National Memorial

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    (70 miles)Springfield

    In the centre of Springfield there is a park called The Quadrangle which contains sculptures of some of your favourite Dr.Seuss characters - great for photo opportunities

  • Old Sturbridge Village

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    (46 miles)Sturbridge

    One of the countrys largest living history museums, OSV has historians in costume, 59 antique buildings, three water-powered mills, and a working farm. Visitors can ride a stagecoach, view antiques, ...

  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium

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    (9 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 ...

  • Maritime Gloucester

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    (37 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!

  • Americas Stonehenge

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    (39 miles)Salem

    Built by a Native American Culture or a migrant European population? No one knows for sure. A maze of man-made chambers, walls and ceremonial meeting places, America's Stonehenge is most likely the ...

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