Antiquing is all about the chase, and in New Hampshire, you'll love pursuing perfect pieces from the past to add to your collection or to display in your home or workplace. The oldest antiques district in New England awaits in New Hampshire's Merrimack Valley, where the stretch of Route 4 between Lee and Chichester is known as "Antiques Alley." More than 500 dealers sell everything from furniture to vintage jewelry at eclectic shops in this region. In Milford, the 200-dealer New Hampshire Antique Co-op makes searching for rare items efficient, too.

If you're an avid collector, though, you already know that some of the best finds result from chance wanderings. This directory will help you find antiques wherever instinct takes you in New Hampshire. Don't overlook our famous flea markets in Hollis, Londonderry, and Salem in your hunt for antiques, too. And if you really want the full-fledged thrill of competing to acquire singular heirlooms, New Hampshire auction houses specialize in everything from estate sales to fine art to collectible antique firearms.