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Key Bridge Boathouse (formerly Jack’s boathouse) is located on the water right near the Key Bridge in Washington, DC. They rent kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards (SUP…

3500 K Street, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20007

A community supported museum, the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum is open Tuesday through Sundays throughout the year. The museum celebrates the past, present and future of the…

22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653

The Culpeper Museum, situated in downtown Culpeper, offers an extensive vision of the history of the area. In addition to Native American village sites and tool, ruins of a 19th…

113 S Commerce St., Culpeper, Virginia 22701

Discover scenic Mt. Joy in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. At this family-friendly B&B, you can discover the joys of the simply life by feeding a newborn calf, gathering…

1020 Pinkerton Road, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania 17552

Explore the West Virginia mountains from an entirely new perspective — aboard any one of our unique trains. The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad offers Mountain Rail…

315 Railroad Avenue, Elkins, West Virginia 26241

If your child loves fire engines, the Friendship Firehouse Museum is a great place to host a party for ages 4 and up. Kids will take part in role-playing games and activities to…

107 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Key Bridge Boathouse (formerly Jack’s boathouse) is located on the water right near the Key Bridge in Washington, DC. They rent kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards (SUP…

Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, Washington, District Of Columbia 20003

The Potomac Riverboat Company is a privately-owned company that offers a variety of tours and cruises on the Potomac River. In addition, they have river taxis that connect…

205 The Strand, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Farm tours are available and will help inspire the inner farmer in all of us. Youths will be introduced to topics within the agricultural field.

1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Experience what it is like to be a Turkey Hill Dairy ice cream maker for a day. Sit in a vintage milk truck, milk mechanical cows, star in your own commercial and enjoy lots of…

301 Linden Street, Columbia, Pennsylvania 17512

Located in the Shenandoah Valley, this roadside attraction has over 50 dinosaurs allowing visitors to step into the world of the prehistoric past. They have a gift shop as well. …

3848 Stonewall Jackson Highway, White Post, Virginia 22663

The C&O Canal National Historical Park is a popular spot for hiking, biking, and canoeing. Views of the Potomac, guided ranger programs and mule-drawn canal boat rides are…

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The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum is a step back in time to the Civil War area. Make a visit and see the role it played during the Civil War. Northern Virginia NTRAK has a…

11200 Fairfax Station Road, PO Box 7, Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039

Key Bridge Boathouse (formerly Jack’s boathouse) is located on the water right near the Key Bridge in Washington, DC. They rent kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards (SUP…

165 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745

Fun, fun, fun is the best description of Wheaton Regional Park. Just about anything a kid could want and more is available here. Explore the many play structures connected by…

2002 Shorefield Road, Wheaton, Maryland 20902

Are you a potato chip fan? Then a trip to the Route 11 Potato Chip Factory should be on your list. The factory is open Monday to Saturdays from 9am to 5pm and closed on major…

11 Edwards Way, Mount Jackson, Virginia 22842

Verdant View Farm is a 115-acre dairy and crop farm and is one of the oldest farm B&B’s in the lower Susquehanna Valley. When you stay, you’ll experience life on…

429 Strasburg Road, Paradise, Pennsylvania 17562

Cabin John Regional Park has playgrounds, miniature train, snack bar, rest rooms, hiking trails, picnic areas, indoor/outdoor tennis courts, ice skating rink, nature center and…

7400 Tuckerman Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20817

Have your child’s party at the Kensington Fire House. For information about Saturday parties in the Firehouse Community Room, call the KVFD Admin Office well in advance.

Maryland

Oxon Hill Farm operates as an early 1900s working farm. If the history part does not capture your kids’­ attention, they will surely enjoy milking the cows, feeding the…

6411 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745

The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum’s mission is to ignite creativity, spark curiosity and inspire learning in visitors of all ages by providing a rich variety of…

16 W. Cork St., Winchester, Virginia 22601

The Roads and Rails Museum is a train-lovers dream. Trains, trains and more trains (plus some history) is what you’ll find here. Definitely read the Our Kids review to…

200 N. East Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701

Skyline Caverns is the closest natural wonder to the Nation’s Capital. Learn about Anthodites in a guided tour that is good for families. Hours vary based on the time of…

10344 Stonewall Jackson Highway, Front Royal, Virginia 22630

Head to Hanover, PA for a trip to see how the famous Utz Potato Chips and Snacks are made. Their 600,000 square foot facility has a glass-enclosed observation gallery and…

900 Hanover Street, Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331

Loudon County has a long and important agricultural heritage, and the new Loudon County Farm Museum documents it all through exhibits, photos, and oral histories. The museum takes…

21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling, Virginia 20164

One of Washington’s Musts, the Air and Space Museum is the most popular museum in the world. (8.2 million people visited in 2010, more than the Museum of Natural History (6…

14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, Virginia 20151

Mmmmm, donuts! Head to the Arlington location of Krispy Kreme to watch as these delicious concoctions are made and then order some hot and fresh!

6332 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, Virginia 22306

A petting farm in the heart of Howard County, Clark’s Elioak Farm has lamb, sheep, goat, chickens, turkeys, ducks and more. There are pony and cow train trides, and a play…

10500 State Route 108, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

Founded in 1920, the Crystal Grottoes Caverns in Maryland will wow you with more formations per square foot than any cave known to man (as of 2010). The caverns are open daily…

19821 Shepherdstown Pike, Boonsboro, Maryland 21713

Discover scenic Mt. Joy in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. At this family-friendly B&B, you can discover the joys of the simply life by feeding a newborn calf, gathering…

1020 Pinkerton Road, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania 17552

In addition to their annual spring farm tour, South Mountain Creamery offers guided educational tours from april to October by appointment.

8305 Bolivar Road, Middletown, Maryland 21769

Open to the public every Friday night beginning at sunset, Observatory Park in Great Falls offers locals a chance to view the night sky. If you can see clouds, don’t head…

Observatory Park, Reston, Virginia 22066

The Scene A block from Union Market, this 4,000-square-foot warehouse space includes a hip gelato shop with a U-shaped bar that seats 20, as well as a factory that produces the…

550 Penn St. NE, Washington, District Of Columbia 20002

This Fairfax County Park has fun aplenty for kids of all ages. A carousel, train, ice cream parlor, mini golf and marina are all housed here. Carousel rides are $1.75 each and…

7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039

The Fox Haven Learning Center is a gathering place for friends, family, and colleagues to relax, renew their spirit, engage in lively workshops, and get in touch with the land. …

3630 Poffenberger Road, Jefferson, Maryland 21755

The Agricultural History Farm Park is open year-round, sunrise to sunset. The park offers a small insight into Montgomery County’s farming heritage. There is an original…

18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, Maryland 20855

Get up close and personal with over 200 animals. You can touch them, feed them and even milk a cow. Animals that you’ll meet include pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, llamas,…

10102 Fingerboard Road, Ijamsville, Maryland 21754

The mission of the Fire Museum of Maryland is to collect, preserve, display and interpret historically significant apparatus and related artifacts, memorabilia and records of the…

1301 York Road, Lutherville, Maryland 21093

If your child loves fire trucks or firefighting, hosting his or her birthday party at the Cabin John Park VFD is the place to be. Hosting a party here includes a guided tour of…

8001 River Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20817

While you can’t necessarily watch the trains from this station, you can visit Union Station to learn more about the historic transportation landmark. You can make a morning…

50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, District Of Columbia 20002

The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum depicts life in this small town when it was famous for its amuseument park created by Otto Mears. It was a shoreline resort with railroad…

4155 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland 20732

T.C. Williams opens up its doors to the Alexandria community every month with a free planetarium program during the school year. All programs begin at 7:15pm. Registration is…

3330 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22302

Temple Hall is a 286-acre working farm that introduces children to Northern Virginia’s farming heritage. The farm raises more than 100 head of cattle per year as well as…

15855 Limestone School Road, Leesburg, Virginia 20176

Discovery Station at Hagerstown offers a space with hands-on learning opportunities with interactive exhibits on science, technology and history. Exhibits include: Early…

101 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

The Brunswick Heritage Museum tells the story of a town built by the B&O railroad at the turn of the 20th century. Read up on the history of the area, play in the dress-up…

40 West Potomac St., Brunswick, Maryland 21716

The Howard B. Owens Science Center is a 27,500 square foot facility owned and operated by the Prince George’s County Public Schools. They offer programs for public schools…

9601 Greenbelt Road, Lanham, Maryland 20706

The C&O Canal National Historical Park is a popular spot for hiking, biking, and canoeing. Views of the Potomac, guided ranger programs and mule-drawn canal boat rides are…

White Oak Lavender Farm is a family-owned and operated farm in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. They are open year-round with special events, tours and more…

2644 Cross Keys Blvd., Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

Explore the West Virginia mountains from an entirely new perspective — aboard any one of our unique trains. The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad offers Mountain Rail…

315 Railroad Avenue, Elkins, West Virginia 26241