Located in the Lakes Region on the NH Heritage Museum Trail, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth features everything from getting to know farm animalstointeractive farm tour, self-led history-based activities and more.
One of the most popular summer activities at the museum, however, may be The Country Doctor Tour at the Captain Enoch Remick House.
“This brief guided tour features the doctors’ authentic 19th and 20th-century medical tools and equipment, visitation and treatment areas and one-of-a-kind historic apothecary that predates the earliest local pharmacy,” said Museum Marketing Coordinator Dawne Gilpatrick.
Tours take place from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
After these tours, visitors are welcome to help with light-duty farm chores, some of which include gathering eggs, feeding the pigs and giving hay to the goats.
“You can also meet the small dairy herd and watch as a cow is milked by machine,” she added.
On Thursday, August 22 in the ongoing Plants of Field & Forest Program, participants are taken on a tour of the museum property to learn how to identify naturally-growing plants and their benefits.
Other activities at Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm include indoor exhibits and a Color from Plants Fiber Dyeing Workshop on August 31.
“The museum is a special way to spend a summer day,” said Gilpatrick. “We offer an opportunity for all generations to get an active feel for rural life, past and present…While we may be a present-day farm, many people tell us they feel as though they’ve stepped back in time–it’s a bit of Remick magic.”
For more information about Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm and its activities, visit remickmuseum.org.
Comprised of 17 museums, the NH Heritage Museum Trail is divided into the Seacoast, Merrimack Valley and Lakes Regions with stops in Canterbury, Concord, Dover, Exeter, Laconia, Manchester, Moultonborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Tamworth, and Wolfeboro.