Historical Attractions in QUICKSBURG with kids

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

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

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  • Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

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    (49 miles) Charlottesville

    An incredible journey through history in the very home Thomas Jefferson built, lived, and is now buried. History comes to life in Virginia.

  • Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

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    (66 miles) Harpers Ferry

    A visit to this quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, is like stepping into the past. Stroll the picturesque streets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike ...

  • Frying Pan Farm Park

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    (70 miles) Herndon

    Preserving Fairfax County's rural heritage which recreates the era of 1920-1950 for educational value, while the younger kids greet the friendly farm animals and take a wagon ride through the fields.

  • Claude Moore Colonial Farm

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    (84 miles) McLean

    The Claude Moore Colonial Farm is a recreated 18th century farm. Costumed staff and volunteers work the land as it was done in the 18th century, and encourage visitors to help!

  • Mount Vernon

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    (86 miles) Mount Vernon

    Great place to go with the family as it has an interactive museum and hands on discovery centre, farm animals and movies about George Washington

  • Natural Bridge Wax Museum

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    (87 miles) Natural Bridge

    features scenes of Virginia and Natural Bridge history where the curtain opens on George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, the Confederacy, all perched on narrated sets.

  • Arlington House: The Robert E.Lee Memorial

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    (87 miles) Arlington

    Explore a historic mansion once belonging to Robert E. Lee and his family, that once owned the land that is now the Arlington National Cemetery

  • Arlington National Cemetery

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    (88 miles) Arlington

    Visit the final resting place of over 400,000 active duty service members, as well as one of the most famous Presidents - John F. Kennedy

  • Air Force Memorial

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    (88 miles) Arlington

    A moving experience at a Memorial in Arlington that honors those men and women who served, and still serve, the United States Air Force.

  • Fort Verde State Historic Park

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    (88 miles) Cape Verde

    Fort Verde State Historic Park is the best preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona. Spanning from 1865 through 1890 Camp Lincoln, Camp Verde and finally Fort Verde were home to ...

  • Lincoln Memorial

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    (89 miles) Washington

    Kids know a lot about the 16th president from school, and are generally very interested to visit the memorial of Lincoln

  • The White House

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    (90 miles) White House

    Public tours of the White House are available for groups of 10 or more people. Requests must be submitted through one's Member of Congress and are accepted up to six months in advance.

  • FDR Memorial

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    (90 miles) Southwest - Waterfront

    Spread over 7.5 acres, traces 12 years of the history of the United States through a sequence of four outdoor rooms, one for each of FDR's terms of office. Sculptures inspired by photographs depict ...

  • Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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    (90 miles) SW Washington DC

    You'll see how paper money gets printed, cut, sorted and inspected for defects. There is a self guided 35 minutes tour which is one of DC's most populra.

  • The Old Post Office Pavillion

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    (90 miles) NW Washington DC

    A highlight of a visit to the Old Post Office Pavilion is always a 360-degree picturesque view of Washington. From the observation deck of the 315-foot granite Clock Tower, you can enjoy the city\'s ...

  • Fords Theatre

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    (90 miles) NW Washington

    Re-live history at the site of President Lincoln's assassination in 1865 through the museum filled with fascinating exhibits. An amazing destination in Washington DC.

  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield

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    (91 miles) Wharton

    A fascinating and historical experience in Pennsylvania with Fort Necessity National Battlefield, with tours, demonstrations and history to be learnt!

  • Amazement Square

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    (92 miles) Lynchburg

    Amazement Square is Central Virginias first multidisciplinary, hands-on childrens museum! Climb, slide and discover as you make your way through four floors of exciting, interactive exhibits, ...

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  • Explore More Discovery Museum

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    (20 miles) Harrisonburg

    A hands-on, interactive museum where curious kids and their families can explore and learn together with activities including culture, science and technology!

  • Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum

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    (44 miles) Winchester

    Capture the sense of fascination and excitement you had as a child. At the Discovery Museum, families come to feel that wonder, together. The hands-on exhibits and programs, focused on the sciences, ...

  • Frontier Culture Museum

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    (44 miles) Staunton

    Go back in time to the lives of those early immigrants before they emigrated to the USA at this fascinating Virginia museum, showcasing traditional rural buildings from Germany, Ireland and even West ...

  • John Brown Wax Museum

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    (67 miles) Harpers Ferry

    The John Brown Wax Museum graphically tells the story of John Brown and the raid on Harpers Ferry. Voice, music, & animation enhance the experience. One of the many fun family places to visit if ...

  • Steven F Udvar Hazi Center

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    (68 miles) Chantilly

    Aviation and space excitement for the whole family in Virginia! With two HUGE hangars filled with thousands of artifacts, including the space shuttle Discovery, this center is great for kids to ...

  • Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont

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    (70 miles) Falmouth

    Explore the historic home of artist Gari Melchers, with nature, art galleries, and trail.

  • The Brunswick Railroad Museum

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    (71 miles) Brunswick

    On the second floor, the Museum's exhibits tell the history of Brunswick and the people who have lived here. Life-sized recreations of late Victorian rooms are the centerpiece of these exhibits. On ...

  • Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum

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    (72 miles) Sterling

    focuses on local agricultural heritage and provides an insight into historical rural life. Includes a play farm interactive exhibit specifically for children.

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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    (84 miles) Frederick

    Interactive educational programs, exhibits, seminars and lectures provide the knowledge that Civil War medicine connects us not only to our past, but is the scientific and historical link to our ...

  • Roads and Rails Museum

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    (85 miles) Frederick

    Cars...Trucks....Trains....and lego! Yes please! Visit one of the world's LARGEST model trail attractions and it's miniature world!

  • Toy Museum At Natural Bridge

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    (86 miles) Natural Bridge

    The largest collection of childhood memorabilia on display in the world. The museum collections feature many full sets and series of collectible toys particularly since 1975.

  • Gaithersburg Community Museum

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    (86 miles) Gaithersburg

    An interesting and educational museum on the cities' history, set in a beautifully resorted 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex in the lovely Gaithersburg, Maryland.

  • DEA Museum

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    (88 miles) Arlington

    A fascinating history on drugs, drug law enforcement and the DEA in the USA - an interesting museum for the older kids in Arlington

  • The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

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    (88 miles) Arlington

    A visitor education center and memorial for the 9/11 attacks at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

  • The Phillips Collection

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    (89 miles) NW Washington

    The Phillips Collection, America's first museum of modern art, opened in 1921 in the home of Duncan Phillips (18861966). The collection includes Renoir's great masterpiece Luncheon of the Boating ...

  • O Street Museum

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    (89 miles) Washington

    The only museum of its kind, O Street Museum has always been dedicated to exploring the creative process. With more than 100 rooms and 32 secret doors, the collection rotates and changes daily.

  • Corcoran Gallery of Art

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    (89 miles) NW Washington DC

    Apart from being a great art gallery, they also do great family programs - recommended for the small people as galleries can be hard work when you are little