Museums in Williamsburg

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Newport News
Virginia's natural heritage comes alive through living exhibits that encompass all the state's geographic regions from the mountains to the ocean. Each exhibit tells a story.
Newport News
Explore over 60,000 square feet of gallery space with rare figureheads, handcrafted ship models, Civil War ironclad USS Monitor artifacts, paintings and much more.
Hampton
Features dozens of hands-on air and space exhibits, a premiere interactive aviation gallery that spans 100 years of flight, more than 30 historic aircraft, unique space flight artifacts and more. One of the many fun family places to go if you're look...
Norfolk
Although renovations have closed the main building until Spring 2014, the Glass Studio and Historic Houses remain open.
Portsmouth
Kids can be a farmer, a banker, a scientist and more in the roleplay settings, plus interactive fun: once your child has experienced standing inside a bubble, science will never be the sam!e Includes Lancaster Antique Train and Toy collection and dis...
Richmond
features the spectacular SR-71 Blackbird; 36 historic, vintage aircraft; reproductions of the Wright brothers' kite, gliders and famous 1903 Flyer; early flight memorabilia; a World War II diorama that includes the Tuskegee Airmen and Women's Airforc...
Richmond
Everywhere you look there is something cool to do to — move the earth, explore space, solve a crime, see rats play basketball, ride a Segway and see a giant IMAX movie. This science museum in a historic train station has something for everyone!
Virginia Beach
A beautiful museum in Virginia Beach which hopes to preserve and exhibit the story of waterfowl - through the history, through artifacts and through art.
Solomons
The museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, and interpretation of the culture and natural history of Southern Maryland. Explore the history, culture, and lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent River all in one place!
St Leonard
A place where history and nature surround you. Enjoy miles of trails, water views, tours, exhibits, events, and more.
Falmouth
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont consists of an art studio, historic house museum, and restored gardens and grounds. Woodland paths, a museum shop, and picnic area are also available.
Salisbury
The most comprehensive collection of wildfowl carving in the world invites you to explore this unique, indigenous North American art form from antique working decoys to internationally acclaimed contemporary sculpture and painting.
Clinton
Restored in 1976 by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, today the museum presents a variety of programs and events, recapturing the history of mid-19th century life and focusing on the fascinating web of the Lincoln conspiracy...
St Michaels
While on campus, begin your tour in our working boat yard, then climb a real 1879 lighthouse, pull up an eel at Waterman's Wharf, climb a skipjack in Oystering on the Bay, plus visit the Waterfowling and Bay History buildings while you are here!
Navy Yard
(112 Miles)
Washington DC
Loads of hands on things to keep the kids occupied naval artifacts, model ships, undersea vehicles, sub periscopes, a space capsule, a decommissioned destroyer - feel tired just reading it!! Please note that non-military visitors must call 24 hours i...
SW Washington DC
The National Museum of the American Indian is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of Native cultures(check out the website)!!!
Washington
Hundreds of artifacts on display including the original Wright 1903 Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 command module, and a lunar rock sample that visitors can touch. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center displays many more artifacts including ...
SW Washington DC
This internationally acclaimed museum tells the story of the Holocaust through artifacts, films, photos, and oral histories.
Washington DC
Loads of children's events - family specific things to do on the site and children's audio tour as well. Please visit our webiste for more details on family oriented activities.
NW Washington
Top tip for kids, you might want to make your first stop the first-floor Discovery Room, which is filled with creative hands-on exhibits "for children of all ages." Every now and then, the hall comes alive with animal sounds, all part of exhibit wiza...
Newseum
(113 Miles)
NW Washington DC
There are 14 main galleries, many of them hands-on interactive, which are fun and interesting for all ages telling the story of NEWS down the ages
Newseum
(113 Miles)
Washington DC
The Newseum is pleased to announce the return of the popular â
NW Washington DC
Lots for kids to do, check out the special kids section of the website. Lots of hands-on exhibits, old cars, trains - the kid of things that keep the small people amused - can get busy though, so best to go b4 lunch
NE Washington
The National Postal Museum is divided into galleries that explore America's postal history from colonial times to the present. Visitors learn how mail has been transported, emphasize the importance of letters, and spotlight the creation and wondrous ...
NW Washington
While families are welcome to enjoy up to the minute scientific research it's largely aimed at over 8s, though hands-on activities are offered most weekends.
Washington
Committed to offering an experience that the whole family can enjoy. While there may be some portions of the museum you choose to avoid with your child, there are numerous exhibits and interactives that are perfect for kids!
Washington
The only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage. An amazing array of public programs, workshops, demonstrations, and action-packed missions to go on!
Penn Quarter
Smithsonian American Art Museum is the nations first art collection, and covers the richness and diversity of America's artists
Madame Tussauds
(114 Miles)
NW Washington
Visit Madame Tussauds Washington DC and experience our Presidents Gallery; a brand new exhibit that displays all 44 U.S. Presidents in an exciting and interactive environment. The Presidents Gallery is the only place in the world where people can int...
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
Washington DC
At National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C., past and current expeditions, adventures, and scientific research come to life. Enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions as well as permanent and interactive displays that reflect the richness and...
O Street Museum
(115 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.
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 Party, along with other outstanding Impressionist pain...
Ocean City
You’ll find captivating exhibits featuring the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and Ocean City History. We also have on display a Mermaid Collection, Shipwreck Artifacts, Sands of the World, and Bathing Fashions. Aquariums featuring local ma...
Annapolis
The mission of Chesapeake Children's Museum is to create an environment of discovery about oneself, the peoples, the technologies, and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay area for all our children and for the children in us all.
Annapolis
The Annapolis Maritime Museum seeks to connect the richness of the maritime heritage of the Annapolis area with our local youth and adults.The Museum operates from a waterside campus on the shores of Back Creek, with unequaled views of Annapolis Harb...
College Park
Visitors to the museum step into an open 1½ story exhibit space, which highlights the display of unique aircraft and artifacts and tells the story of the airport's many 1st in flight to today.
Annapolis
The U. S. Naval Academy Museum serves as an educational and inspirational resource for the Brigade of Midshipmen at the U. S. Naval Academy, other students of American naval history, and thousands of visitors each year.
Chantilly
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center displays many more artifacts including the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay and Space Shuttle Enterprise.
Fenwick Island
DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum was founded with the goal of recovering and preserving our maritime heritage. The shipwreck museum opened in July of 1995 and is the product of years of research and hard work.
Wilson
Imagination Station Science Museum exists to stimulate an interest in science and technology while improving the quality of informal science education through dynamic hands-on science learning, plus some live exhibits.
Sterling
focuses on local agricultural heritage and provides an insight into historical rural life. Includes a play farm interactive exhibit specifically for children.
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.
Linthicum
From telegraph and radio to radar and satellites, the National Electronics Museum offers visitors access to the electronic marvels that have helped to shape our country and our world.
Lynchburg
A four-level structure also known as Amazement Square. This fab family-friendly learning center offers loads of hands-on interacting fun, including America's highest indoor climbing tower, a "walk-through" model of the human heart, and exhibits that ...
Baltimore
The BMI is a great place to learn and have fun at any age! Enjoy a guided tour including demonstrations of working industrial artifacts, or explore the digital tour's numerous audio or video tracks. There's also a wide range of public programs for al...
Baltimore
Where America's most important, historic and comprehensive collection lives to tell the story of railroading every day. Forty acres of heritage and a world class collection await your discovery!
Baltimore City
Located in Camden Station at Camden Yards. The museum exhibits nearly 6,000 pop culture artifacts from the past 250 years including comics, toys, dolls, games and memorabilia from every category. Journey from the late 1700s to the present day and rev...
Baltimore
The Museum is the steward of the 1854 US Sloop-of-War Constellation. It's also the custodian of all related artifacts, materials, and histories from the Baltimore-built Frigate Constellation of 1797, to the 1960s-era aircraft carrier Constellation C...
Baltimore
Both the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum and Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards. The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum presents the life and times of George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Baltimore's native son who became America's first sports celebrity and an inter...

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Fun places to visit in Williamsburg with kids

Virginia is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Virginia's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Virginia with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Virginia - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in VA