New Hampshire Museums

New Hampshire has museums devoted to skiing, snowmobiling, telephones, toys, farm life, history, science, nature, aviation, and art. The Currier is a gem with 13,000 works of art by Monet and other masters, plus tours of the only publicly open Frank Lloyd Wright–designed home in New England, the Zimmerman House.

New Hampshire's manageable museums let you immerse yourself in an area of interest without committing a full day to reading exhibit signs. Your kids won't be anxious to leave the newest museum in New Hampshire, though, when they find out that they can "drive" a snowcat. Extreme Mount Washington brings the summit's infamously ferocious weather to life, and the snowcat simulator is the first of its kind. The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire sparks kids' curiosity, too; here they can build flying machines, unearth Triceratops bones, and make glowing cave drawings. Plus, find more kid-friendly museum stops on the “Forts, Castles, and Kids” itinerary.

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Bedford Historical Society

24 N. Amherst Rd., Bedford, NH 03110

Phone: 6034716336
American Independence Museum

One Governors Ln., Exeter, NH 03833

Phone: 6037722622
Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center

2779 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway, NH 03860

Phone: 6033562137
Wright Museum of WWII History

77 Center St., Wolfeboro, NH 03894

Phone: 6035691212
New Hampshire Farm Museum

1305 White Mtn. Hwy., Rt. 125, Milton, NH 03851

Phone: 6036527840
Portsmouth Athenaeum

6-8 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone: 6034312538
Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm

58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth Village, NH 03886

Phone: 6033237591
Lawrence L Lee Scouting Museum

395 Blondin Rd., Manchester, NH 03105

Phone: 6036698919
Jefferson Historical Museum

Route 2, Jefferson, NH 03583

Phone: 6035867021
New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society-Aviation Museum

27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, NH 03053

Phone: 6036694820
The Monadnock Center for History and Culture at the Peterborough Historical Society

19 Grove St., Peterborough, NH 03458

Phone: 6039243235
Bethlehem Heritage Museum

2182 Main St., Bethlehem, NH 03574

Phone: 6038693330
Manchester Historic Association & Millyard Museum

200 Bedford St., Manchester, NH 03101

Phone: 6036227531
Canaan Historical Museum

496 Canaan St., Canaan, NH 03741

Phone: 6035237364
New England Ski Museum

135 Tramway Drive, Franconia, NH 03580-0267

Phone: 6038237177

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