Historic Sites & Societies in New Hampshire

In New Hampshire, our historic sites and attractions are definitely not the snoozy stuff of history textbooks and college lectures. Explore coastal fortifications where the American Revolution unofficially began. See literary landmarks immortalized in the poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Robert Frost. Tour the boyhood home of America's 14th president (we'll forgive you if you can't name him off the top of your head). Ride the world's first mountain-climbing train. Climb aboard the Navy's first modern submarine, the USS Albacore. When you experience history where it happened, you understand the drama and appreciate the accomplishments of the people who shaped New Hampshire and our nation.

Historic sites aren't the only places that tell tales of New Hampshire's past. Our communities are proud of their histories, and there are more than 200 local historical societies in New Hampshire. These volunteer-driven groups preserve historic structures, exhibit artifacts, host reenactments and events, assist with genealogy research, and teach new generations about the traditions and values that have shaped New Hampshire.

Traveling around the state, you'll also see a series of green signs out on our roads, marking points of historical significance.  These historical highway markers illustrate the depth and complexity of our history and the people who made it, from the last Revolutionary War soldier to contemporary sports figures to poets and painters who used New Hampshire for inspiration; from 18th-century meeting houses to stone arch bridges to long-lost villages; from factories and cemeteries to sites where international history was made.  You can view a complete list of historical highway markers here.




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Bedford Historical Society

24 N. Amherst Rd., Bedford, NH 03110

Phone: 6034716336
Rumney Historical Society

Old Rumney Town Hall 10 Buffalo Rd, Rumney, NH 03266

Phone: 6037869291
New Hampshire Historical Society

30 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 6032286688
Plainfield Historical Committee/Maxfield Parrish

1088 Route 12A, Plainfield, NH 03781

Phone: 6036756866
Tobias Lear House

Hunking St., Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone: 6034364406
Lockehaven Schoolhouse Museum

5 Ibey Rd., Enfield, NH 03748

Phone: 6036327740
Canaan Meeting House

507 Canaan St., Canaan, NH 03741

Phone: 6035237760
Portsmouth Harbour Trail

Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone: 6036105510
Kimball Jenkins Estate

266 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301-5053

Phone: 6032253932
Fort Constitution Historic Site

Route 1B, U.S. Coast Guard Station, New Castle, NH 03854

Phone: 6032713556
Portsmouth Athenaeum

6-8 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Phone: 6034312538
Remick Country Museum and Farm

58 Cleveland Hill Rd., Tamworth Village, NH 03886

Phone: 6033237591
New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society-Aviation Museum

27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, NH 03053

Phone: 6036694820
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

139 Saint-Gaudens Rd., Cornish, NH 03745

Phone: 6036752175
Old Meeting House

25 Fremont Road, Sandown, NH 03873

Phone: 6038873453

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