Historical Attractions in NEW ROCHELLE with kids

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?!

  • Monmouth Battlefield State Park

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    (53 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

  • 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

    New York science fun with more than 450 interactive exhibits, teaching kids all about the STEM subjects, whilst having a great time!

  • 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

    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!

  • 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.

  • American Museum of Natural History

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    (13 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

  • 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, ...

  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not

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    (15 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!

  • Madame Tussauds New York

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    (15 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!

  • NJ Childrens Museum

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    (16 miles) Paramus

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

  • Long Island Childrens Museum

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    (16 miles) Garden City

    Long Island Childrens Museum is a hands-on museum for kids and their grown-ups.

  • Childrens Museum of Manhattan

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    (17 miles) Manhattan

    CMOM inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through the arts, literacy, media & communications, science & the environment and early childhood ...

  • Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

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    (17 miles) New York City

    An art museum with a difference. Spend the day reading comics and looking at cartoons in this fun New York museum with a range of fascinating exhibits

  • Childrens Museum of the Arts

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    (17 miles) New York City

    Kids can be inspired at this fascinating children's museum of the arts in New York City, with art exhibitions, workshops and camps.

  • 9/11 Memorial Museum

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    (18 miles) New York

    An eye opening and moving experience at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City - on the site of the WTC.

  • Brooklyn Children's Museum

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    (18 miles) Brooklyn

    Interactive learning adventures through hands-on exhibitions, multicultural performances, creative workshops, and natural science specimens.

  • The New York City Police Museum

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    (19 miles) Manhattan

    The Police Museum gives visitors an insider's look at the history and traditions of the largest police force in the country. Kids can test out sirens used in an NYPD patrol car, take their friend's ...