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Historical Attractions in NEW ROCHELLE

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

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

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  • Hayden Planetarium

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    (13 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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    (15 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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    (18 miles) Manhattan

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

  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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    (19 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 ...

  • Statue of Liberty

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    (21 miles) NYC

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

  • Dey Mansion

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    (23 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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    (29 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, ...

  • Fairfield Museum and History Center

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    (32 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 ...

  • Morris County Planetarium

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    (42 miles) Randolph

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

  • Dinosaur State Park

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    (78 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.

  • Gillette Castle

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    (79 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.

  • The Mark Twain House

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    (81 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 ...

  • The DNA EpiCenter

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    (93 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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    (94 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 ...

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  • The Bruce Museum

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    (11 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.

  • Queens County Farm Museum

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    (12 miles) Floral Park

    The Queens County Farm Museum's history dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and is the only working historical farm in the City. The farm ...

  • New York Hall of Science

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    (12 miles) Queens

    Features more than 450 interactive exhibits, including the award-winning Science Playground, Preschool Place, and the new Rocket Park Mini Golf.

  • Museum of the City of New York

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    (12 miles) Manhattan

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

  • The Jewish Museum

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    (13 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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    (13 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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    (13 miles) Manhattan

    Has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments.

  • American Museum of Natural History

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    (13 miles) Manhattan

    The museum has 45 permanent exhibition halls including Dinosaur Halls, Hall of Ocean Life, Hall of Human Origins, and the Hayden Planetarium Space Show. The Discovery Room is just for 5 to 12 year ...

  • ArtXplorers

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    (13 miles) NYC

    A creative, unique and interactive way for kids to enjoy and learn about art around New York City.

  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab

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    (14 miles) Manhattan

    The Sony Wonder Technology Lab (SWTL) is a FREE four-story, interactive technology and entertainment museum for all ages. Located in mid-town Manhattan, SWTL inspires creativity in a high-quality, ...

  • Madame Tussauds New York

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    (15 miles) New York City

    Madam Tussauds provides indoor fun for children and adults. Immerse yourself in an interactive experience with A-List celebrities, Hollywood icons, super heroes,sports stars, pop stars and more!

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