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Military History Landmarks in NY and the Surrounding Area

Military History Landmarks in NY and the Surrounding Area

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.

Take a Car-Free Family Day Trip to Hyde Park

Take a Car-Free Family Day Trip to Hyde Park

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 New-York Historical Society Opens an Exhibit Dedicated to Children’s Author Mo Willems

The New-York Historical Society Opens an Exhibit Dedicated to Children’s Author Mo Willems

Beloved children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems now has an exhibit all about his work at the New-York Historical Society.

Where to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Kids in the New York Area

Where to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Kids in the New York Area

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.

10 Best Family Activities for February

10 Best Family Activities for February

From Valentines Day to Presidents Day, from local bowling alleys to regional day trips, here are the best kids' activities for February.

African American History Landmarks in the New York Area

African American History Landmarks in the New York Area

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 .

Where to Celebrate Black History Month in the New York City Area

Where to Celebrate Black History Month in the New York City Area

Celebrate and honor Black History Month by visiting one of these attractions in the New York area.

Presidential Landmarks in the New York Area

Presidential Landmarks 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.

Burr Homestead in Fairfield County: Family Outing

Burr Homestead in Fairfield County: Family Outing

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.

Family Outing: Philipsburg Manor

Family Outing: Philipsburg Manor

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.

Meet the Roosevelts at Historic Hyde Park

Meet the Roosevelts at Historic Hyde Park

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.

Historical Places to Visit in the NY Metro Area

Historical Places to Visit in the NY Metro Area

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.

13 Free Admission Days at National Parks in 2013

13 Free Admission Days at National Parks in 2013

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).

Military Families Get Free Admission to Blue Star Museums this Summer

Military Families Get Free Admission to Blue Star Museums this Summer

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.

Family Outing: Boscobel House and Gardens

Family Outing: Boscobel House and Gardens

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.

For Moms and Their 'Little Women'

For Moms and Their 'Little Women'

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.

Travel Back in Time to Colonial Williamsburg

Travel Back in Time to Colonial Williamsburg

See what living during the colonial times was like with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, a family-friendly destination.

Family Outing: Van Cortlandt Manor

Family Outing: Van Cortlandt Manor

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.

What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut

What to Do with Kids in Mystic, Connecticut

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.

Family Outing: Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Family Outing: Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

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.

Family Outing: Tour the Merestead Mansion in Mount Kisco

Family Outing: Tour the Merestead Mansion in Mount Kisco

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.

Family Travel on a Budget: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Family Travel on a Budget: San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital, is tropical, picturesque, and loaded with family-friendly options.

2010 Green Corn Festival at Philipsburg Manor

2010 Green Corn Festival at Philipsburg Manor

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.

Family Travel: Celebrate America in Washington, DC

Family Travel: Celebrate America in Washington, DC

Find family-fun activities in our nation's capital.

The Family Side of New Orleans

The Family Side of New Orleans

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.

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