Historical Attractions in ROSEVILLE with kids

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

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

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  • Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park

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    (7 miles) Folsom

    The Folsom Powerhouse is part of a colorful chapter of Sacramento history and is also an example of the tremendous advance in the commercial application of electricity.

  • The Discovery Museum History Center

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    (16 miles) Sacramento

    The Discovery Museum History Center in Old Sacramento features exhibits that showcase Sacramento's vibrant history. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in ...

  • Empire Mine State Historic Park

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    (34 miles) Grass Valley

    Learn all about gold at one of the world's largest and most established mines. Historical tours are available, plus living history events and permanent exhibits.

  • Chabot Space and Science Center

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    (81 miles) Oakland

    Chabot Space & Science Center inspires and educates students of all ages about our Planet Earth and the Universe. Its observatory, planetarium, exhibits, and natural park setting are a place where ...

  • Crab Cove Visitor Center

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    (87 miles) Alameda

    Crab Cove Visitor Center at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda features all new exhibits opened in April 2004. You can see bay creatures in the 800-gallon aquarium system, use interactive stations ...

  • Alcatraz Island

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    (89 miles) San Francisco

    Explore the first lighthouse built on the West Coast, and that iconic federal penitentiary known as "The Rock".

  • USS Pampanito Submarine

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    (89 miles) San Francisco

    A fun, educational and historic look into a real life WWII submarine!

  • SS Jeremiah OBrien

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    (89 miles) San Francisco

    Explore this historic vessel in it's entirety, book a cruise trip if you can or visit on a Steaming Weekend to see the engines at work.

  • Exploratorium

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    (91 miles) San Francisco

    The Exploratorium is an experimental, hands-on museum designed to spark curiosity, regardless of your age or familiarity with science. There are hundreds of exhibits to touch, pick up, and tinker ...

  • The Golden Gate Bridge

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    (91 miles) San Francisco

    An iconic San Francisco landmark and internationally recognised symbol, now offering Bridge Tours, exhibits and walking tours!

  • The Purple Crayon

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    (92 miles) San Francisco

    Purple Crayon is an arts and crafts studio for children and adults. We give parents an easy way to help their children express creativity. Everyone will enjoy coming to our warm, inviting space ...

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  • Aerospace Museum of California

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    (8 miles) McClellan

    In 2007 over 100,000 visitors came to the Aerospace Museum of California to view its unique collection of military and civilian aircraft, engine exhibit, use the educational programs, and enjoy the ...

  • Discovery Museum Science and Space Center

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    (9 miles) Sacramento

    The Museum is home to the Challenger Space Program and Sacramento's only public planetarium. Inside, you will find a nature room with live animals, reptiles and insects on display. Exhibits include ...

  • Sacramento Childrens Museum

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    (11 miles) Rancho Cordoca

    Sacramento Children’s Museum includes several interactive areas for exploring, playing, and learning. The Museum is designed for ages birth to eight-years-old to allow children to "learn-by-doing"!

  • California State Railroad Museum

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    (16 miles) Sacramento

    A complex of historic facilities and unique attractions. Widely regarded as North Americas most popular railroad museum, there is something here for everyone!

  • California Military Museum

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    (17 miles) Sacramento

    The museum, opened by Governor Pete Wilson in 1991, is the official military museum and historical research center of the State of California.

  • California Agriculture Museum

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    (25 miles) Woodland

    Explore a unique collection of tractors and artifacts, with interactive exhibits that tell the history of farm to fork - all the way back to the gold rush! History made fun in California!

  • Explorit Science Center

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    (26 miles) Davis

    Explorit is an interactive, hands-on, family science musuem in Davis, CA. We offer changing exhibitions, field trips, traveling programs, summer science camp and special events such as Family ...

  • World of Wonders Science Museum

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    (43 miles) Lodi

    A huge collection fascinating hands on experiments kids can do! Enjoy fun learning experiences that cover almost anything scientific you can imagine!

  • Western Railway Museum

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    (49 miles) Suisun City

    Enjoy a historic trip though the Montezuma Hills in this living history museum, where kids can learn about the heritage of the railroad AND ride the train!

  • Childrens Museum of Stockton

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    (55 miles) Stockton

    The Stockton Children's Museum is located in downtown Stockton, across from the Deep Water Channel and the Waterfront Warehouse. It is one of the most exciting places to visit in this part of the of ...

  • Angels Camp Museum

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    (62 miles) Angels Camp

    A fascinating history museum located on a 3-acre site of the historic Angels Quartz Mine, with collections to inspire understanding of the gold country history of Angels Camp!

  • Sharpsteen Museum Association

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    (71 miles) Calistoga

    The Sharpsteen Museum's permanent exhibits are designed to present the history of the upper Napa Valley from its pre-history to post World War I with an emphasis on people and changes brought by the ...

  • Sonoma County Museum

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    (80 miles) Santa Rosa

    See art come alive. Explore in the tours the history and art.

  • Dublin Heritage Park and Museums

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    (81 miles) Dublin

    Step back in time into Dublin's fascinating history, with original 1800's structures and a 10-acre park.

  • Habitot Childrens Discovery Museum

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    (81 miles) Berkeley

    Series of engaging physical, role-play, imagination and learning settings ideal for families of kids 1 to 5 years.

  • Pacific Coast Air Museum

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    (84 miles) Santa Rosa

    Founded in 1989, the Pacific Coast Air Museum (PCAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the acquisition, restoration, safe operation and display of historical aircraft and provides ...

  • Oakland Museum of California

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    (85 miles) Oakland

    A fascinating Californian cultural experience where families can explore various art exhibitions, as well as delve into Californian history and natural sciences.

  • Oakland Aviation Museum

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    (86 miles) Oakland

    West Coast aviation history comes to life at this fascinating museum in Oakland with actual aircraft on display, as well as simulators and and interactive play area!

  • San Francisco Railway Museum

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    (89 miles) San Francisco

    The San Francisco Railway Museum celebrates the history of rail transit in San Francisco and explores its significant impact on the quality of urban life in this great city throughout its storied ...

  • Musee Mecanique

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    (89 miles) San Francisco

    A stunning collection of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines, all in working order! Great fun in San Francisco!

  • Madame Tussauds San Francisco

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    (89 miles) San Francisco

    Spend the day with all your favorite stars in the new San Francisco wax museum!

  • Ripley's Believe It or not Museum

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    (89 miles) San Francisco

    The weird and the wonderful comes together over 10,000 sq ft filled with the strange, the unusual, and the unbelievable!

  • San Francisco Cable Car Museum

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    (90 miles) San Francisco

    Overlooking the cable car workings themselves, the museum features three 1870s cars plus a wealth of memorabilia.

  • The Cartoon Museum

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    (90 miles) San Francisco

    .The Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of cartoon art in all its forms. This unique institution houses approximately ...