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Castle in the Clouds is a fantastic facility that transports you to a different time. Take the main gate up and explore some waterfalls and scenic overlooks before arriving at the Carriage House for a quick stop to eat at their bistro styled lunch. From there you can head up to the castle and marvel at the innovations at the estate. On your way home, be sure to swing by the salmon pond or hike the ...

Categories: Historic Sites
Region: Lakes
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Distance: 402.0 miles away from you.

Franklin Pierce Homestead was the home the 14th president of the United States from his infancy until his marriage in 1834. The Pierce Homestead is a fine example of New Hampshire village architecture. It is a two-story frame building with a hipped roof. Built by Pierce's father in 1804, it reflects the gracious and affluent living of the nineteenth century. A ballroom, which extends the entire le ...

Activities: Historic Sites
Regions: Monadnock
Close to: Concord
InOut: Outdoor
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Distance: 416.6 miles away from you.

The Robert Frost Farm Historic Site was home to Robert Frost and his family from 1900-1911. Frost, one of the nation's most acclaimed poets whose writings are said to be the epitome of New England, attributed many of his poems to memories from the Derry years. The simple two-story white clapboard farmhouse is typical of New England in the 1880s. Tours, displays, a trail, and poetry readings are a ...

Activities: Historic Sites
Regions: Merrimack Valley
Close to: Manchester
InOut: Indoor and Outdoor
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Distance: 419.0 miles away from you.

The Taylor Sawmill is situated on the 71-acre Ballard State Forest in Derry, New Hampshire. Robert Taylor, for whom the mill is named, bought the property in 1799 and began operating an "up and down" sawmill similar to the current one about 1805. We are not sure of exactly when this mill stopped running. The original mill, for the most part, had been sold for scrap when Ernest R. Ballard purchase ...

Activities: Historic Sites
Regions: Merrimack Valley
Close to: Manchester
InOut: Indoor and Outdoor
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Distance: 420.0 miles away from you.

Bedell Bridge State Park is a 74-acre park located along the Connecticut River. The park was the site of a historic two-span covered bridge, the second longest in the country. The Burrtuss bridge, which connected New Hampshire to Vermont, was destroyed by wind in 1979 and is no longer there. A Fish and Game boat launch is located within the park. ...

Activities: Historic Sites
Regions: White Mountains
Close to: Lebanon
InOut: Outdoor
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Distance: 425.5 miles away from you.

The Daniel Webster Birthplace is associated with the birth and early childhood years of Daniel Webster, one of our country's most respected orators and statesmen. While the site affords a view of the early years of Daniel Webster, it also provides a glimpse of 1700s farm life in the infant years of the United States. ...

Activities: Historic Sites
Regions: Lakes
Close to: Tilton
InOut: Indoor and Outdoor
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Distance: 443.1 miles away from you.

Endicott Rock may be the oldest public monument in New England. The name of John Endicott, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, and the initials of Edward Johnson and Simon Willard, Commissioners of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and of John Sherman and Jonathan Ince, Suveyors, were inscribed on the rock on August 1, 1652. The rock marked the assumed headwaters of the Merrimack River. Under the original ...

Activities: Historic Sites
Regions: Lakes
Close to: Laconia
InOut: Outdoor
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Distance: 447.0 miles away from you.

Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Historic Site is the former home of New Hampshire's first royal governor, Benning Wentworth, who served in office from 1741 to 1767. The rambling 40-room mansion which overlooks Little Harbor, is one of the most outstanding homes remaining of the colonial era. Its stateliness and impressive interior and furnishings reflect aristocratic life in Portsmouth in the 1700s. T ...

Activities: Museums :: Historic Sites
Regions: Seacoast
Close to: Portsmouth
InOut: Indoor and Outdoor
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Distance: 447.9 miles away from you.

Fort Stark Historic Site is located on a peninsula historically called Jerry's Point on the southeast corner of New Castle Island. It overlooks the Piscataqua River, Little Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Fort Stark was named in honor of John Stark, commander of N.H. forces at the Battle of Bennington (1777). An unmarked walking trail traverses the ten-acre fort site. Please visit with caution! For ...

Activities: Historic Sites
Regions: Seacoast
Close to: Portsmouth
InOut: Outdoor
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Distance: 448.0 miles away from you.

The first lighthouse at the Isles of Shoals was erected on White Island in 1820. It was made out of stone and wood shingles. The White Island Lighthouse Station is one of New England's great historic landmarks. This shining tower protected northeastern mariners from crashing into its rocky shores. It is also New Hampshire's only offshore lighthouse. The tower was rebuilt in 1859 by the United Sta ...

Activities: Historic Sites
Regions: Seacoast
Close to: Portsmouth
InOut: Outdoor
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Distance: 448.6 miles away from you.

Fort Constitution State Historic Site is located on a peninsula on the northeast corner of New Castle Island. It overlooks both the Piscataqua River and the Atlantic Ocean. The grounds provide a casual gathering spot for picnics. In 1791, the State of New Hampshire gave the United States the neck of land on which Fort William and Mary and a lighthouse were situated. The fort was repaired, renamed ...

Activities: Historic Sites
Regions: Seacoast
Close to: Portsmouth
InOut: Outdoor
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