Our country is protected and served by thousands of brave military men and women. Veterans Day honors all military veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and we thank them for their service.
Wonder what life in the military barracks was like during the 18th century? If so, visit the Old Barracks Museum to get a feel. Interested in climbing inside a massive 16-inch gun turret on the Battleship New Jersey or learning about Civil War flags at the NJ State Museum? Go check out some of these military related attractions, fascinating history experience for kids!
62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ, 866-877-6262
Take a self guided “Fire Power Tour “at the Battleship New Jersey visitors center. Step through passageways and go up and down ladders as you tour America’s most decorated battleship, the USS New Jersey. See the awesome bridge, communications center, combat engagement center and more! A truly unique experience for kids and adults!
170 Central Park West (77th St), New York, NY, 212-873-3400
The New-York Historical Society has plenty of things for kids to see. Check out Maritime & Military collections with exhibits on ship models, steamboats, Civil War uniforms, French and Indian War artifacts, World War II items and more!
205 West State Street, Trenton, NJ, 609-292-6464
Flags galore! Explore NJ’s role in the “War to End All Wars” and a special extended exhibit “Embattled Emblems: Poster and Flags of the First World War”, which commemorates the 100th Anniversary of American intervention in World War I. Don’t forget to take a look at “The Civil War Flag Collection New Jersey.” Kids and flags go great together.
101 Barrack St, Trenton, NJ, 609-396-1776
Where NJ’s revolutionary past comes to life. At the Old Barracks Museum, tour original 18th Century military barracks, meet with costumed revolutionaries, view museum exhibits and more. Fun history day trip for everyone!
Nov 10, 2018, 10AM-5PM, World War I Commemoration Event - WW I artifacts, 1916 Dodge Touring Car, children can learn to stitch and knit.
400 Fred Wehran Drive, Teterboro Airport, NJ, 201-288-6344
View historic aircraft, helicopters, airplane models, air and space collections, rocket engines, first American hovercraft, photos, and art.
Nov 10th & 11th - Open Cockpit Weekend: sit in as a pilot on a Lockheed Bushmaster, MASH Bell helicopter, Walter Rescue & Fire Fighting Truck and a Martin 202.
Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee, NJ
Nov 17th & 18th, 10AM-5PM
2 day event marking the 1776 British invasion of NJ and the beginning of the Continental Army’s Retreat to Victory. Reenactment of 18th century life, artillery and weapons demos, battle scenes, colonial cooking, and music. Kids can experience what it was like back then.
Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY, 212-245-0072
Explore the history of sea, air, and space. Tour Aircraft Carrier Intrepid, Space Shuttle Pavilion, Submarine Growler, and British Airways Concorde. A must see for kids if you're in the New York City!
1 Leddon St, Millville Airport, Millville, NJ, 856-327-2347
Air museum that preserves aviation, honor veterans, and educate future generations. Learn about seaplanes, Skyhawks, Thunderbolts, Warbirds, aircrafts, Navajo Code Talkers, Women with Wings, and more.
Sea Girt Ave & Camp Drive, Sea Girt, NJ, 732-974-5966
Free General Admission. Explore the role of NJ’s Militia and National Guard within the history of the U.S. View exhibits on weapons, uniforms, letters, photographs, and more. See outdoor military vehicles, aircraft, tanks, submarine, and cannons. Ongoing special WW I exhibit tells stories of NJ soldiers with photos, and dioramas.
500 Forrestal Rd, Cape May Airport, NJ 609-886-8787
Interactive family fun! Aircrafts, engines, helicopters, airplanes, special exhibits, and hands on educational interactive displays. Sit in a cockpit, climb an air traffic control tower and more! Special Coast Guard area - see a patrol boat, C-130 simulator game, and a Seaguard helicopter.
1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel, NJ, 732-335-0033
This museum helps visitors gain an understanding of the conflict in Southeast Asia and its lasting impact on American culture, with an emphasis on experiences in New Jersey. Vietnam Veteran Tour Guides will enhance your visit as you see the Wall of Faces, The Wall, and many of the Memorial sites on premise.
30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ, 973-539-2016
Fee free. The Military Gallery showcases Revolutionary War items - muskets, pistols, cannons, portraits, maps, and artwork. Tour the Ford Mansion, home of George Washington’s military headquarters from 1779-1780. Mighty exciting for kids of all ages.