Resources About Historic Locations For Kids

Facts about The World Trade Center For Kids

World Trade Center, former building complex in lower Manhattan, New York City, consisting of seven buildings and a shopping concourse on a 16-acre site; it was destroyed by a terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001. Prior to its destruction, the World Trade Center had been the world’s largest commercial complex, home to many businesses, government […]

Facts About Fort Sumter For Kids

Fort Sumter is a Third System masonry coastal fortification located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots initiating the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter. Named after General Thomas Sumter, Revolutionary War hero, Fort Sumter was built following the War […]

Grand Canyon History and Facts For Kids

The Grand Canyon is easily one of the most recognizable land formations in the world and is certainly one of America’s natural wonders. This piece of landscape has shaped the lives and activities of countless generations, and has stood before a wide array of people as an icon to the power and beauty of nature. The history […]

Facts About Rockefeller Center For Kids

Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st streets in New York City, United States. Built by the Rockefeller family, it is located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, spanning the area between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. Rockefeller Center was named after John D. Rockefeller, Jr., […]

Facts about Fort Ticonderoga for Kids

Fort Ticonderoga, formerly Fort Carillon, is a large 18th-century star fort built by the Canadians and the French at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain in upstate New York in the United States. It was constructed by Canadien Michel Chartier de Lotbinière, Marquis de Lotbinière between 1754 and 1757 during the Seven Years’ War, often referred to as the French […]

Yellowstone National Park Facts For Kids

Where is Yellowstone Located:  Park County, Wyoming Teton County, Wyoming Gallatin County, Montana Park County, Montana Fremont County, Idaho How Big is Yellowstone: Area: 3,472 sq mi Who Governs Yellowstone National Park: U.S. National Park Service What is the weather like in Yellowstone National Park The record high temperature was 99 °F (37 °C) in 2002 The record low temperature recorded is […]

Downing Street Facts For Kids

Downing Street is a street in London, United Kingdom, known for housing the official residences and offices of the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. “Downing Street” is used as a metonym for the Government of the United Kingdom. The street was built in the 1680s by Sir George Downing. The houses on the south side of the street were demolished in the […]

Quick Facts about Gettysburg for Kids

Gettysburg is a borough in and the county seat of Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States, and the eponym for the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg and PresidentAbraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The town hosts visitors to the Gettysburg National Battlefield in the Gettysburg National Military Park and has 3 institutions of higher learning: Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg College, and Harrisburg […]

Facts about Fort Dearborn for Kids

Fort Dearborn was a United States fort built in 1803 beside the Chicago River in what is now Chicago, Illinois. It was constructed by troops under Captain John Whistler and named in honor of Henry Dearborn, then United States Secretary of War. The original fort was destroyed following the Battle of Fort Dearborn in 1812, and a new fort was […]

Facts about The Chrysler Building for Kids

The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan in the Turtle Bay area at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. At 1,046 feet (319 m), the structure was the world’s tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. It is still the […]

The Great Wall Of China History and Facts

A series of ancient forts used to protect villages from nomadic attackers are now a legend. Known as the great Wall of China this unique structure spans two thousand years. The First emperor of the Qin dynasty, Qin Shi Huang unified the nation and began connecting the forts to create a lasting stronghold that now give the […]

The Silk Road History For Kids

The Silk Road was the name given to a vast network of trade routes beginning in China and extending across the continent of Asia, continuing through the Middle East and reaching lands of the Mediterranean, and eventually, North Africa and Europe. The Silk Road was not a single route, but consisted of many roadways and paths set in an east-west direction. It was […]

Facts about Central Park For Kids

Central Park is a public park at the center of Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States.The park initially opened in 1857, on 843 acres of city-owned land. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan. Designated a National Historic […]

Facts about Arlington National Cemetery For Kids

The cemetery is situated directly across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.It is served by the Arlington Cemetery station on the Blue Line of the Washington Metro system. In an area of 624 acres, veterans and military casualties from each of the nation’s wars are interred in the cemetery, ranging from the American […]

Facts and History of The Metropolitan Museum of Art For Kids

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially “the Met”, located in New York City, is the largest art museum in the United States and among the most visited art museums in the world. The main building, located on the eastern edge of Central Park along Manhattan’s Museum Mile, is by area one of the world’s largest art galleries. Represented in the permanent […]

Facts about the Empire State Building For Kids

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It stood as the world’s tallest building for 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower was completed in 1972. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, the […]

Facts about the Lincoln Memorial for Kids

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. across from the Washington Monument. The architect was Henry Bacon, the sculptor of the primary statue – Abraham Lincoln, 1920 – was Daniel Chester French, and the painter of the […]

Facts About The Palace of Westminster for Kids

The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Commonly known as the Houses of Parliament after its tenants, the Palace lies on the Middlesex bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, in central London. Its name, […]

Navy Pier (Chicago): History, Resources, Facts

Navy Pier is a 3,300-foot long pier on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan. The pier was built in 1916 at a cost of $4.5 million, which is about $89.7 million dollars today. It was a part of the original plan of Daniel Burnham to develop Chicago into a leading tourist location and beautiful city that could […]

Facts about the Empire State Building For Kids

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It stood as the world’s tallest building for 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower was completed in 1972. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, the Empire […]

Berlin Wall Timeline, Facts, and History For Kids

The History of the Berlin wall begins as World War II ends. When the Nazis surrendered in 1945, Berlin, the capital of Germany, was a ruined city. On Aug. 13, 1961, a low, barbed-wire barrier was strung between East and West Berlin dividing the city in half. Within days, workers cemented concrete blocks into a low wall through the city. Moscow called […]

The Brooklyn Bridge: Facts, History, Timeline

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. Originally referred to as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge, it was dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge in a January 25, 1867 letter to the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.   Fun Facts About the Brooklyn Bridge Bridge Style: […]

Facts about the Hoover Dam For Kids

The hoover dam was named after president Herbert Hoover and is located on the border of Nevada and Arizona on the Colorado River. The Dam was built between 1931-1936 by a contracting conglomerate called Six Companies Inc. 10 Facts about Hoover Dam Thomas Edison’s Company nearly built a dam on the same site in 1902, […]

Facts About The Golden Gate Bridge For Kids

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. As part of both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1, it connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County. The Golden Gate […]

Facts about The Chrysler Building for Kids

The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan in the Turtle Bay area at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. At 1,046 feet (319 m), the structure was the world’s tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. It is still […]

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