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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UPDATED JULY 2016: 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.
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).
Active duty military and their family members can enjoy free admission to 70 museums, cultural centers, and historical sites in the NYC area this summer through the Blue Star Museums program.
Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison, NY, about an hour outside NYC, is a fun historical spot that offers year-round family events, from house tours to outdoor concerts and the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.
A two-day trip to Concord, Massachusetts and the home of Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, is a great way to commemorate Mother’s Day -- or any other time set aside just for the girls. Explore this weekend getaway and experience unforgettable memories, "Little Women"-style.
See what living during the colonial times was like with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, a family-friendly destination.
Though it may best be known for its Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze, one of the New York City area's biggest annual Halloween events, Westchester County's Van Cortlandt Manor on the Hudson River is full of Colonial charm all year round. Get the details on its historical mansion, plus annual favorites like Independence Day 1801, River Day, and Candlelight Tours.
Take the family to nearby Mystic, Connecticut, a coastal New England town with a big history, small-town charm, and maritime culture. Read on for exciting descriptions of such Mystic attractions as the Pequot Museum, the Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, and much more.
The Fort Montgomery State Historic Site in Orange County, a short trip from nearly anywhere in the New York City area, offers visitors a glimpse into the Revolutionary War battle over the Hudson Highlands. Read on for the site's family-friendly attractions.
Take a curator-led tour of the Merestead mansion in Mount Kisco, a national historic site, and learn how it influenced decorating and furnishing trends across America.
San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital, is tropical, picturesque, and loaded with family-friendly options.
Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY, will once again host its annual Green Corn Festival this September. The festival is a celebration of Hudson Valley Native American culture that the whole family can enjoy.
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Famous for its wild Mardi Gras parties, vibrant multiethnic culture, and jazz music, New Orleans, Louisiana, might not seem to be the spot for a great family vacation. But dubbed “The Big Easy,” this city is a charming Southern belle boasting a culture that is unique, music that is truly inspiring, cuisine to die for, fun-for-all entertainment, and an intriguing history.