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.
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 .
Celebrate and honor Black History Month by visiting one of these attractions in the New York area.
Celebrate and honor our country this President’s Day by visiting some Presidential and historic landmarks in the NYC area.
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.
Planning a visit to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC with kids in tow? Here is your guide to the best things to do at this Manhattan landmark with children, plus all the details you need to make your trip fun for the whole family.
Use this as your family's guide when visiting Historic Hyde Park, where you'll find a healthy dose of American history starring former President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor.
Visit the Queens County Farm Museum historic site in Floral Park to be transported back to a simpler time and enjoy country-style activities for the whole family.
Stop by for a seasonal festival or just let your little ones loose on the grounds at Planting Fields Arboretum and Coe Hall Mansion in Oyster Bay, a Long Island Gold Coast estate that has more than 400 acres of gardens, trails, and historic buildings to discover.
Updated August 2015. Looking for fun day trips that will keep you and your kids entertained while learning during the summer and on weekends? We've compiled a chronological list of 16 historic places in the New York metro area that offer plenty of fun while keeping the kids engaged.
Wondering where to celebrate the 2013 Chinese Lunar New Year in New York City? Here are 24 fun and low-cost family events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, including festivals at museums, libraries, and cultural centers in Chinatown and across the city.
There will be 13 dates in 2013 when more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands will be open with free admission. These fee-free days include The 13 Fee Free Days in 2013 include Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 21), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 28), and Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 9-11).
Old Westbury Gardens is a National Historic Site on Long Island known for its family-friendly outdoor activities and gorgeous gardens and grounds.