Nantucket has plenty of great things to offer for the whole family, even in the off-season.
Spend the day exploring Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate, a New York historical site located in Sleepy Hollow.
As a repository for historic buildings, Islip Grange is home to pre-Civil War living on Long Island.
The Historic Village at Allaire is a living history museum offering historic re-enactments, craft demos, hearth cooking, and more, open to the public April through December.
The anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 is soon upon us. Here are some commemorative events in the NYC area where you and your family can pay tribute and remember the lives lost on that sad day.
If you’re looking to add more Italian culture into your family life, check out these events, festivities, attractions, and other Italian spots in new York City.
Where to experiencing Jewish history and culture in NYC with your kids, that is easy, fun, and educational.
Summer of Hamilton at the New-York Historical Society continues this Sunday, July 10 at 1pm and 3pm with a recreation of the infamous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.
Spend the day visiting and learning about historical landmarks in NYC and the surrounding area that were part of U.S. military battles and milestones.
Visit Historic Hyde Park via Metro North and the free Roosevelt Ride shuttle bus from May 1 through October 31 to tour Franklin D. Roosevelt’s property.
The Alice Austen House, also called Clear Comfort, is a historical landmark and vibrant cultural center, which exhibits parts of Austen’s extensive photography collection with the mission of keeping the spirit of the early American photographer alive.
Beloved children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems now has an exhibit all about his work at the New-York Historical Society.
UPDATED February 2017: March is Women’s History Month, and there are many ways to commemorate women that made an influence in progressing female empowerment in our country and the world. Celebrate at one of these activities, museums, or statues across the New York area all month long.
From Valentines Day to Presidents Day, from local bowling alleys to regional day trips, here are the best kids' activities for February.
We put together a list of some of the New York region's important public monuments and statues that commemorate famous African Americans who contributed to American history, from the Civil War through Civil Rights. Check out these historical landmarks and buildings in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester, and Connecticut .
UPDATED January 2017: Celebrate and honor Black History Month this February by visiting one of these attractions in the New York area.
UPDATED February 2017: Celebrate and honor our country this President’s Day by visiting some presidential and historic landmarks in the NYC area.
UPDATED DECEMBER 2016: Celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a variety of events and memorials in your community. Here are some suggestions for families to experience.
The Tenement Museum shows NYC history and what life was like for immigrants in the U.S. Here are the best kept secrets of the museum, and what to know before you go.
Roosevelt Island, the 2-mile-long strip of land between Manhattan and Queens, has more to offer families other than housing. The island houses many NYC historical sites, including a lighthouse and an old asylum, and makes for a great family day trip.
Built in 1755 and rebuilt in 1779 after the Revolutionary War, the Burr Homestead has hosted visitors, such as George Washington and Samuel Adams, and events, such as John Hancock and Dorothy Quincy's wedding. Here's why you should take a day trip and visit this historical place with your kids.
Relive Downtown Manhattan's maritime history at the South Street Seaport Museum on the waterfront, where you can board a historic ship, go for a sail, check out exhibits, join family programs, and stroll this historic NYC district.
Through historical interpretation and interactive storytelling, Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY immerses visitors in the lives of colonial slaves on an 18th-century estate. Get tips on visiting this Historic Hudson Valley site with kids.
The Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead is a great place to visit with kids. Learn about Long Island's agricultural history at this historic site, where you can visit farm animals, try your hand at old-fashioned crafts, and attend annual events like the Fleece and Fiber Fair in spring and Craft Show in fall.
A visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum is a must-do at least once with your kids. Here's how to make the most of your visit to these iconic, historic landmarks.