Experience New Hampshire Heritage

The goal of the Experience New Hampshire Heritage Trail is to create awareness of the many exciting history and cultural heritage museums in the Portsmouth to Plymouth region. 
By visiting our diverse museums, historic sites, and homes, you will encounter the authentic New Hampshire experience. With over 300 years of history to explore, the trail museums bring to life the New Hampshire independent spirit that is still alive and vibrant today. 
Museums on the trail include Aviation Museum, Albacore Park, American Independence Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, Libby Museum, Millyard Museum, Museum of the White Mountains, New Hampshire Boat Museum, New Hampshire Farm Museum, Portsmouth Historical Society @ Discover Portsmouth, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, The Belknap Mill, Woodman Museum, Wright Museum of WWII.

 

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Albacore Park

Visit Albacore Park and take a self-guided tour through a retired US Navy Submarine, the UalbacoreSS Albacore AGS569. A museum gift shop and visitors center are available.

Summer Hours: 9:30a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Everyday Memorial Day to Columbus Day           Winter Hours: 9:30a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Everyday Columbus Day to Memorial Day        Please call for Hours during the months of January and February                               Active Military and Children Under 7 Free

Family Tickets Available

600 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-436-3680
USSAlbacore.org

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American Independence Museum

americanindependenceThe Ladd-Gilman House (c 1721) – a National Landmark Property, the Folsom Tavern (c. 1775), and an impressive collection of historical artifacts illuminate the struggle for independence and the founding of our nation.

Open May-November
Tuesday through Saturday
10am-4pm

Active Military and Children Under 6 Free

One Governors Lane
Exeter, NH 03833
603-772-2622
IndependenceMuseum.org

Aviation Museum

Aviation MuseumOur mission is to preserve New Hampshire aviation history through dynamic and hands-on exhibits and programs. The Museum engages the public through learning opportunities in aviation science and technology. The Museum offers a unique cultural experience that inspires aviation enthusiasm in people of all ages. Open year round.

Open year round
Fri–Sat 10am–4pm
Sun 1pm–4pm.
Group tours, school outreach, and event rentals available.

27 Navigator Road
Londonderry, NH
03053
603–669–4820

AviationMuseumofNH.org

The Belknap Mill

drive-3rBuilt in 1823, the Belknap Mill is the nation’s oldest unaltered brick textile mill and was one of the first mills to convert from weaving to knitting during the Civil War. The Belknap Mill Society, Inc. operates the mill as a community-focused museum and cultural center. We have two working museums, the knitting room featuring knitting machinery and the wheel house featuring a 1918 hydroelectric powerplant, and two art galleries for your enjoyment.

Open Year-Round 9am-5pm
In the Summer on Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm

25 Beacon Street East
Laconia, NH 03246
603-524-8813
BelknapMill.org

Castle in the Clouds

Castle in the Clouds

Castle in the Clouds

Visit Tom and Olive Plant’s century-old mountaintop estate, “Lucknow.” Completed in 1914 the “Castle in the Clouds” is a beautiful example of arts and crafts architecture, and a snapshot of life in New Hampshire during the early 20th century. Open Seasonally.

Open Weekends Only in May
Open 7 Days a Week June-October
10am-5pm

Route 171
455 Old Mountain Road
Moultonborough, NH 03254
603-476-5900
CastleInTheClouds.org

Libby Museum

libbyThe Libby Museum, located on beautiful Winter Harbor, Lake Winnipesaukee, is a Museum of Natural History displaying local wildlife, Native American artifacts, rocks and minerals, memorabilia of Dr. Henry Forrest Libby and his vision of the future, and hands-on activities for the kids. Pack a picnic, drive out to the Libby (or come by boat) and settle in at the Libby’s outdoor gazebo. Enjoy one of the best views on Lake Winnipesaukee. Summer programs available for children and adults.

Open June 1-Labor Day
Tuesday – Saturday  10am-4pm
Weekend hours only 
Labor Day-Columbus Day.

755 North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
603-569-1035
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Millyard Museum

The Millyard MuseumThe Millyard Museum, housed in an historic textile mill building, explores the major themes of Manchester’s history through its permanent exhibit, “Woven in Time: 11,000 Years of Amoskeag Falls.” The museum is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. It serves as a resource for schools throughout the region. On display are a wide range of objects, documents, and artwork showcasing Native American history, the story of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, immigration and many other topics.

Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Children Under 12 Free

200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101
603-622-7531
ManchesterHistoric.org

Museum of the White Mountains

The Museum of the White MountainsThe Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University immerses visitors in the cultural and environmental legacy of the region. Objects, images, stories, and digital resources promote understanding and engagement in changing exhibitions. The robust website hosts collections, exhibitions, videos, educational materials and more.

Starting April 7!

Monday – Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday  12pm-5pm
Closed Monday and University Holidays
Free admission.

34 Highland Street
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH 03264
603-535-2646
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New Hampshire Boat Museum

The New Hampshire Boat MuseumThe New Hampshire Boat Museum hosts changing exhibits featuring the boating heritage of New Hampshire’s lakes and rivers. The Museum also has a family activity center, museum store and nearby access to Wolfeboro’s scenic beach and walking trail. Visitors wanting to get out on Lake Winnipesaukee can take a 45-minute tour from Wolfeboro’s town docks in the 1920′s-era HackerCraft, the Millie B.

Open Memorial Day Weekend through
Columbus Day Weekend

Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 12pm-4pm

399 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03896
603-569-4554
NHBM.org

New Hampshire Farm Museum

The New Hampshire Farm MuseumThe New Hampshire Farm Museum tells the story of agriculture and rural life in New Hampshire over three hundred years. The Museum is a working farm located on two adjoining historic farmsteads situated on 50 acres on Plummer’s Ridge in Milton. Visitors enjoy exploring our Great Barn filled with agricultural displays and exhibits, touring the historic Jones Farmhouse, taking a farm and garden tour, visiting the heritage breed farm animals and walking our fields and forest trails.

Open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Mid-June through Mid-October

1305 White Mountain Highway
Milton, NH 03851
603-652-7840
FarmMuseum.org

Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm

The Remick Country Doctor Museum & FarmNew England traditions come to life at this living museum and working farm. Visitors are invited to explore the legacy of the Remick family: walk through Dr. Remick’s preserved office, living quarters and childhood home; admire the Capt. Enoch Remick House (National Registry of Historic Places); enjoy the grounds, farm animals and more.

Open year-round,
Winter – Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
Summer – Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-4pm

58 Cleveland Hill Road
Tamworth, NH 03886
603-323-7591
RemickMuseum.org

Woodman Museum

The Woodman MuseumThe Woodman Museum is a traditional early 20th century style natural science, local history and art museum with exhibits displayed throughout four historic buildings including a 1675 colonial garrison house. Opened in 1916, visitors of all ages are treated to a unique museum experience with a new adventure waiting around every corner… minerals, fossils, shells, taxidermy, police, fire memorabilia, model ships, antique dolls, tools, musical instruments, paintings, early Portsmouth furniture, Civil War artifacts, even a saddle used by President Lincoln. The Woodman in Dover, is one of the Seacoast’s oldest historic attractions.

Open Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Groups Welcome with Reservation

182 Central Avenue
Dover, NH 03820
603-742-1038
WoodmanMuseum.org

Wright Museum of WWII

The Wright Museum of WWIIExperience the past and be inspired by a nation united at the Wright Museum. With over 14,000 items in its collections of 1939-1945-era home front and military memorabilia, the Wright seeks to increase public awareness of the contributions made by WWII-era Americans, and to honor their enduring legacy. Engaging displays include a Time Tunnel, a 1940s soda fountain, and tanks and other military vehicles.

Open May-Oct 31
Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 12pm-4pm

77 Center Street
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
603-569-1212
WrightMuseum.org

Portsmouth Historical Society @ Discover Portsmouth

DPC photo (1)Interested in Portsmouth history, arts and culture? Beyond our own on-site museum exhibitions, lectures and shop filled with unique Portsmouth gifts (including numerous books on Portsmouth), and our 1758 John Paul Jones House National Historic Landmark next door, our Welcome Center is a cultural gateway to the City. We can send you out on any number of themed Tours including the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail and guide you through all that our city has to offer – from historic homes to performing and visual arts. Ready to Discover Portsmouth? Stop here first!

 

Portsmouth Historical Society @ Discover Portsmouth

10 Middle Street Portsmouth, NH 03801

603-436-8433 info@portsmouthhistory.org

www.portsmouthhistory.org

Free and open to the public every day 9:30am-5pm March – December.

Lake Winnipesaukee Museum

HoursSignThe Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promote and preserve the history and heritage of Lake Winnipesaukee and vicinity.

The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society fulfills this mission in large part through the summer hours at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum.

Lake Winnipesaukee Museum

Tues, Wed and Thurs 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mid-June through Columbus Day weekend.
http://www.lwhs.us/

Museums on The Trail

 

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