Museums and History

Now is the perfect time to check out some history or virtually explore a museum with all this time on our hands! Luckily, museums and organizations all across the state have made many of their exhibits virtual or have created online content to entertain and educate us all.

American Independence Museum, Exeter
Tune in on Facebook or Instagram daily at 11am for new uploaded content featuring colonial history, civics, and/or the American Revolution! With new engagement every day, this is a great resource to share with any at-home kiddos interested in history!

Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, Londonderry
Check out the Aviation Museum of NH in this narrated video tour showcasing a selection of the artifacts and displays the museum is home to. Plus, be sure to check online for the latest segment in a virtual Around the World Flight Adventure in which a professional flight simulator is used to travel the globe! For teachers and students engaged in remote learning, it’s the ultimate field trip. Suggest their next destination via Facebook.

Belknap Mills, Laconia
Enjoy an educational audio/visual tour with a knowledgeable guide of the Belknap Mills in Laconia!

Castle in the Clouds, Moultonborough
Find new video tours and explorations of New Hampshire’s Castle in the Clouds and remember to check back for newly updated content!

Children’s Museum of NH, Dover
Explore the boundless fun at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire! As you virtually wander through the museum exhibits and showcases, you might just forget you’re visiting through a screen.

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester
Check out an audio/video tour exploring Manchester’s Currier Museum of Art. Look, listen, and learn about the art installations and plan a visit for the future to get a closer look at the works which intrigue you!

Empowered Women of Cheshire County
Meet the empowered, progressive women that helped shape New Hampshire’s past and learn about their personal accomplishments and feats. Click through educational bios and watch history come to life as you meet the faces of some of Cheshire County’s most progressive women.

Heritage Park Railroad Museum, Union
Choo choo! If you listen closely… you just might hear the sounds of steam locomotives chugging along their tracks. Or maybe it’s just the soundtrack to the incredible video depicting the life-like model train replica that exists within the Heritage Park Railroad Museum! This video takes you through the history of local railroading and showcases some of the fascinating artifacts the museum holds name to.

Horatio Colony House Museum, Keene
Make a virtual visit to the Horatio Colony House Museum and click through photos of the homestead partnered with brief descriptions and historic facts.

Littleton Historical Society Spanish Influenza Series, Littleton
Are there parallels between the 1918 Spanish Influenza and the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic? Tune into the Littleton Historical Museum’s Facebook video streams delving into local historic data to find out. Much of this information hasn’t been examined in over half a century!

Longyear Museum: Mary Baker Eddy Homestead, Concord
Explore the inside of Mary Baker Eddy’s Historic Homestead through a brief video touring the storied building.  

Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center, Peterborough
Watch educational episodes depicting cultural traditions and moments in time from the Mariposa Museum!

Millyard Museum, Manchester
Discover the fascinating history of New Hampshire’s very own Manchester and virtually immerse yourself in entertainingly educational exhibits on this virtual tour!

Monadnock: The Mountain that Stands Alone
New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock Has remained prominent through the test of time. Between providing muse and inspiration to countless influential poets, to becoming one of the most climbed mountains on the planet, Mount Monadnock certainly has a story to tell. Take a glimpse into the fascinating history of Monadnock in this captivating six-minute documentary trailer!

Museum of the White Mountains, Plymouth
Explore the unique history, culture, and environmental legacy of the White Mountains through the Museum of the White Mountain’s online exhibits. Their website offers virtual displays of current and past collections such as the fascinating assortment of historic Grand Hotels of the White Mountains. Or, you can check out their Facebook page for highlighted features and video options to immerse yourself in NH history.

NH Historical Society, Concord
Examine the rich history of the Granite State through audio and visual presentations depicting exhibits at the NH Historical Society. Now is the perfect time to brush up on some history, and this virtual tour is an excellent way to do so!

NH Telephone Museum, Warner
Click through a journey featuring the museum’s exhibits and history, all while learning fascinating facts about the invention of the telephone while you explore.

Rye Historical Society
Embark on an interactive virtual journey through time with Rye Historical Society’s walking tour of the town! Discover the fascinating history that follows the many Victorian-era hotels and boarding houses that still line the streets of Rye today.

Or, check out poetry readings centered around Rye’s storied past and more on RHS’ Youtube Channel. Plus, you can even join Sunday Happy Hours via Facebook Live weekly which feature readings from Parson’s History of Rye. Cheers to that!

Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth
This virtual tour sends you on a journey to the past as you watch and listen to comprehensive presentations at locations throughout the grounds of Strawbery Banke!

The Woodman Museum, Dover
The Woodman Museum is putting together resources in the form of video, image, and social media posts to keep their history and exhibits accessible by all during this time. Don’t forget to check their website or social channels to stay updated on their latest content!

Wright Museum of WWII, Wolfeboro
For all you history buffs out there, the Wright Museum of WWII has you covered with a virtual museum tour and more. Be sure to check out their Facebook and Instagram pages for even more special content featuring fascinating WWII stories and remarkable artifacts from their collection!