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10 Historically Significant Places in NH

  • Mountain View Grand

    1. Mountain View Grand

    The Mountain View Grand is known as a vacation destination for some of history's most notable figures, including Teddy Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Robert Frost, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bette Davis, all four Marx brothers, and Norman Rockwell.

  • Peterborough Town Library

    2. Peterborough Town Library

    As America's first library, the Peterborough Town Library was founded on April 9, 1833 by Reverend Abiel Abbot. He proposed the creation library, and described it as "a central collection of book that would be owned by the people and free to all of those that lived in the town," laying the groundwork for every town library in the country.

  • The Manor on Golden Pond

    3. The Manor on Golden Pond

    Gaining stature with the filming of the 1981 film "On Golden Pond," the Manor on Golden Pond was built by Isaac Van Horn and wife Madeline in 1907. The film was the only film to feature both Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda together and it was Henry's final film.

  • Omni Mount Washington

    4. Omni Mount Washington

    In 1944, the Mount Washington hosted the Bretton Woods International Monetary Conference. Here delegated gathered from 44 different nations to establish the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. This set the gold standard at $35.00 an ounce and it designated the US dollar as the backbone of international exchange.

  • Wentworth by the Sea

    5. Wentworth by the Sea

    In 1905, Judge Calvin Page agreed to host 25 Russian and Japanese peace conference delegates at no charge for as long as their deliberation lasted. The delegated stayed at the hotel for 30 days in August as they shuffled back and forth to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for the formal negotiations. President Theodore Roosevelt earned a Nobel Peach Prize in 1906 for the negotiations.

  • Wolfeboro NH

    6. Wolfeboro NH

    The oldest summer resort in America, the town of Wolfeboro was granted in 1759 by Governor John Wentworth and incorporated in 1770. It was named for General Wolfe who was the hero of the Battle of Quebec. Wentworth built a mansion of Smith Pond, now known as Lake Wentworth.

  • Saint-Gaudens

    7. Saint-Gaudens

    Augustus Saint-Gaudens created over 150 works of art, including the "Standing Lincoln" monument and the design for the 1907 Twenty Dollar Gold Piece. Both General William T. Sherman and Robert Louis Stevenson sat to have their portraits done by him. He also founded the Cornish Art Colony and some of its members included President Woodrow Wilson, Learned Hand and Frederic Remington. |

  • The Barnstormers Theatre

    8. The Barnstormers Theatre

    The Barnstormers is one of the longest-running professional summer theatres in the country. It's the only theatre in the world that maintains the summer theatre tradition of eight plays in eight weeks.

  • Redstone Intermediate Range Ballistic' Missile

    9. Redstone Intermediate Range Ballistic' Missile

    Donated by Henry T. Asseline who transported the missile from Redstone Arsenal in Alabama in 1971, the Redstone Missile was a short-range surface-to-surface missile designed for the U.S. Army during the Cold War. These types of missiles were also used as a booster for the rocket that launched New Hampshire native Alan Sheppard into space.

  • The Hancock Inn

    10. The Hancock Inn

    The Hancock Inn is the oldest inn in New Hampshire and one of the oldest bed and breakfasts in New England-having been in continuous operation since 1789. In 1830, after the inn was purchased by state senator David Patten, it became the center of social life and even Franklin Pierce was a frequent guest there.

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