You don't need a time capsule to step into an America of years gone by. These historical destinations will amaze your kids and teach them about the "olden" days.
children 6 to 12, $9
kids 5 and under, free
Visit this 19th-century whaling village to see tall ships and catch all-hands-on-deck demonstrations of life on the high seas. And don't miss its Children's Museum and Discovery Barn for nautical crafts and fun.
Village Dearborn, Mich.
kids 5 to 12, $9
kids 4 and under, free (rides extra)
Ride in a Model T Ford and catch the antique carousel as you wander through 300 years of America's past in this mythical Midwestern town.
kids 5 to 12, $7
kids 4 and under, free
Experience prairie life and a Native-American camp. You might see a rustic wedding or an Underground Railroad reenactment. Kids can dip candles, hear stories, and play 1830s games in the PastPort Discovery Center.
Alabama Constitution Village and EarlyWorks Museum complex
kids 4 to 17, $11
kids 1 to 3, $4
Watch sheepshearers, weavers, and others bring 1819 Alabama to life. Little ones love the dress-up area and instruments at the EarlyWorks Children's Museum.