Historic Adventures in the White Mountains

Did you know, that New Hampshire was the hub for skiing in the United States in the 1930's-1950's? Or, that the White Mountains is home to 28 historic covered bridges? Iconic poet, Robert Frost, had a home in Sugar Hill, and it is now operated as a museum. Come learn more about the fascinating, and rich history of the people and places of the White Mountains.

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Loon Center & Markus Wildlife Sanctuary


The Loon Center features loon displays, mounts, interactive exhibits and award-winning videos on loons. The non-profit Loon's Feather Gift Shop sells "all things loon and more!" The 200-acre Markus Wildlife Sanctuary on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee has two miles of walking trails that overlook a nesting pair of loons. Free Admission.

Address: 183 Lee's Mill Road, Moultonborough 03254
Phone: (603) 476-5666
Website: www.loon.org

The Frost Place


The Frost Place is beloved poet, Robert Frost's, former home converted into a house-museum. A visit includes a tour of the house, a Poetry Trail walk, informational video, and a stunning view from Frost's former front porch looking out onto the Franconia Ridge and Notch.

Address: 158 Ridge Road, Franconia 03580
Phone: (603) 823-5510
Website: www.frostplace.org

Sugar Hill Historical Museum

Sugar Hill

Open from Memorial Day through Columbus Day, Friday-Saturday, 11 am-3 pm and by appointment. Main exhibit (changed annually), Carriage and Tool Barns, Gift Shop. Admission free. Donations welcome.

Address: Route 117, Main Street, Sugar Hill 03585
Phone: (603) 823-5336

Conway Historical Society


The Eastman Lord House/Museum is open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Wednesday 2-4pm and Saturday 1-4pm. Appointments may be made anytime between May 1st and October 31. 12 period rooms in styles ranging from 1820-1945, research materials available, open by appointment during May and September.

Address: 100 Main Street, Conway 03818
Phone: (603) 447-5551
Website: www.conwayhistory.org

New Hampshire Historical Society Museum


We love New Hampshire, and we've been saving its history for nearly two centuries. Visit New Hampshire's only statewide historical society and explore.

Address: Exit 14 off I-93, 30 Park Street, Concord 03301
Phone: (603) 228-6688
Website: www.nhhistory.org

Franconia Iron Furnace


The only blast furnace still standing in New Hampshire. It can be viewed anytime across the Gale River. A scale model and exhibits are viewable in the Interpretive Center anytime.

Address: 553 Main Street, Franconia 03580
Phone: (603) 823-5000

Museum of the White Mountains


Visit and learn why this region has and continues to attract tourists, scientists, artists & others to its mountains, lakes & communities. Preview our online collections, exhibitions and catalogues on the web.

Address: 34 Highland Street, Plymouth NH 03223
Phone: (603) 535-3210
Website: go.plymouth.edu/mwm

Upper Pemigewasset Historical Museum


The museum reflects the everyday life of past years with lots of photos, displays of logging, hotels and inns and personal memorabilia of folks who lived in this river valley from the 1890's to present.

Address: 26 Church Street, Lincoln 03251
Phone: (603) 745-8159

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm


An agricultural museum, a working farm, a historic homestead. Blending the past with the present to explore over 200 years of rural living through the lives of two country doctors, their farmstead and surrounding village. Featuring season-based learning, farm animals-including a small dairy herd, New Hampshire pastimes and much more. $5 admission, 4 & under, FREE.

Address: 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth 03886
Phone: (603) 323-7591
Website: www.remickmuseum.org

Covered Bridges of the White Mountains

Covered bridges in the White Mountains are an integral part of the landscape and a place to wait out a summer shower or steal a kiss or watch raging river waters swollen by the melting winter snows.

Website: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=znUdFVNTvtf8.kLiuUuODmgiU

Bethlehem Heritage Society Museum


Open Thursday-Saturday 11 am - 4 pm. In Visitors Center, changing exhibits showcase the extensive collection of grand hotel and cottage memorabilia and photographs.

Address: 2182 Main Street, Bethlehem 03574
Phone: (888) 845-1957
Website: www.bethlehemwhitemtns.com

Gorham Historical Society Museum


Generally open Tues.-Sat., 10 am - 3 pm, early spring-late fall or by arrangement. Call for hours. Admission by donation. 1907 GTRR depot museum with town & railroad history. Model railroad in a boxcar, steam era exhibit, Baldwin steam engine, diesel locomotive, Russell snowplow, caboose and other equipment on display.

Address: 25 Railroad Street, Gorham 03581
Phone: (603) 466-5338
Website: www.aannh.org/heritage/coos/gorhamhist.php

Jefferson Historical Museum


Housed in an 1868 church building on the edge of the Waumbek Golf Course. The historical society meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the museum. Museum Hours: Thursday and Sunday from 1-4pm, June-Columbus Day.

Address: 900 Presidential Hwy, Route 2, Jefferson 03583
Phone: (603) 586-7021
Website: www.aannh.org/heritage/coos/jefferson.php

Wright Museum of WWII


The American WW2 experience with home front and battlefield artifacts and dioramas. See WW2 vehicles; period clothing, books, art, sports, music. Open daily May-Oct. "Korea 1950" exhibit June-August 2018. Affordable and educational.

Address: Route 28/77 Center Street, Wolfeboro 03894
Phone: (603) 569-1212
Website: www.wrightmuseum.org

Weeks State Park


On the summit of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster is the summer estate of John Wingate Weeks, the U.S. Congressman who led the charge to establish the Weeks Act of 1911 to create our National Forest system. The hiking trails provide year-round activity for all ages and the first Scenic & Cultural Byway in our state leads to a spectacular view from the summit.

Address: 200 Weeks State Park Road, Lancaster 03584
Phone: (603) 788-4004
Website: www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/weeks-state-park.aspx

Franconia Heritage Museum


Browse through fully furnished 1878 New England farmhouse and view our special exhibits. Open Friday and Saturday 1-4 pm, Memorial Day thru last weekend in October; other times by appointment.

Address: 553 Main Street, Franconia 03580
Phone: (603) 823-5000
Website: www.franconianh.org

New England Ski Museum


This museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation and exhibition of the history of skiing. Vintage ski films showing continuously & museum shop. Free admission.

Address: Base of Cannon Mountain off I-93, Exit 34B, Franconia 03580
Phone: (603) 823-7177
Website: www.skimuseum.org

Old Man of the Mountain Museum


Displays of historic memorabilia and photos relative to the care, repair and promotion of the state's official symbol. Open daily end of May to late October. Admission is free.

Address: Off I-93, Exit 34B, Franconia 03580
Phone: (603) 823-8800
Website: oldmanofthemountainlegacyfund.org