Picnic area, visitor center, tours
of 1953 submarine. Admission.
Market St. Extension. Portsmouth.
Located in the Ladd Gilman House
at 1 Governor's Lane in downtown
Exeter, dedicated to the American
Revolution. Items on display include
rare printed copies of the Declaration
of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
Museum store located at the Ladd-Gilman
House. Call for hours. Admission.
Walking tour takes you to 40 historic
sites where African-Americans made
history. Portsmouth. 603-431-2768. MAP
Durham Historic Museum
"Grandma's attic" of historical artifacts.
Small reference library on history of seacoast
NH, info files on old Durham families. Corner
of Route 108 and Main St. 2nd floor brick
building. Free. Call for hours. 603-868-5436. MAP
Exeter Historic Walking
Explore one of America's oldest
towns and former state capital.
Booklet available at Chamber (lists
40 sites) 603-772-2411 MAP
Exeter Historical Society
Museum, geneological records, changing
exhibits and library. Limited
hours, call in advance. 47 Front
St. 603-778-2335 MAP
Fort Constitution State
Historic fort (ca. 1632) with good
views of shipping lanes and Whaleback
Light. Previously Fort
William and Mary. Adjacent
to the Coast Guard Station just
off Route 1B. New Castle. Free. MAP
Historic fort (ca. 1887) with terrific
views of Little Harbor. Guided
tours available. Admission. Just
off Route 1B on Wild Rose Lane.
New Castle. 603-433-8583. MAP
Lamont Art Gallery
Located on the Phillips Exeter
Academy campus, this gallery
offers innovative changing exhibits.
North Pond Cemetery
Gov. John Langdon and Declaration
of Independence signer, General
William Whipple buried here.
North Mill Pond just off Maplewood
Ave. Portsmouth. MAP
Authentic replica of historic gundalow,
used to ship cargo up and down
the Piscataqua River. Donation.
Seasonal. Prescott Park, Marcy
St. Portsmouth. 603-431-8748. MAP
Point of Graves
Oldest public cemetery in Portsmouth.
Mechanic Street across from Prescott
Park on the way to Pierce Island.
Handsome Federal style building
containing a library of over 30,000
volumes, some rare. Early Portsmouth
memorabilia and historic portraits.
9 Market Square. Downtown Portsmouth.
603-431-2538. Free. Open to public
Tues. & Thurs 1-4pm, Sat 10-4pm. MAP
Walking tour of historic downtown
sites includes the Moffatt-Ladd
House, St. John's Church, Warner
House, Prescott Park, Strawbery
Banke Museum, Wentworth-Gardner
House, Old South Meeting House
(Children's Museum of Portsmouth),
North Church, Gov. John Langdon
House, Ye Olde Post Office/Custom
House, John Paul Jones House, Bulfinch
Library, Rockingham Hotel, Rundlet-May
House, Universalist Church, The
Music Hall and the Portsmouth Athenaeum
among others. Portsmouth Chamber
of Commerce Foundation. 603-436-1118.
Rochester Opera House
Renovation in progress of historic,
turn of the century opera house
located in City Hall. Call the
Rochester Planning, Development & Zoning
Dept. for appointment. 31 Wakefield
St., 2nd floor. Rochester. 603-335-1338. MAP
Saint John's Church
George Washington attended services
here in original church in 1789.
One of only four "Vinegar Bibles" on
display. Chapel St. Portsmouth.
Located at Prescott Park on the
waterfront. Working traditional
boat building exhibit. Portsmouth.
Open during summer only. Donation.
Strawbery Banke Museum
A 10 acre waterfront neighborhood
and museum illustrating 350 years
of architectural and social through
restored furnished houses, exhibitions,
period gardens, traditional crafts
and special programs. Marcy St.
Portsmouth. Admission. 603-433-1100. MAP
Also includes Seacoast Farm and
Fire Museums. Located at 40 Park
Ave. Hampton. 603-929-0781. MAP
Vaughan Memorial & Thaxter
Stone cottage on Star Island at
the Isles of Shoals contains one-room
museum to Celia Thaxter, her family
and Star Island Conferences. Open
summers in the afternoon. Reached
via afternoon ferry from Portsmouth.
Preserved 1675 Garrison house.
Local historic exhibits. Excellent
collection of rocks and minerals,
natural history exhibits, Civil
War artifacts, antiques. Located
at 182 Central Ave. on the corner
of Summer St. Dover. Donations.
Call for hours. 603-742-1038. MAP
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