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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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.

New England Ski Museum

Both branches showcase exhibits on ski pioneers, New England Olympians, the 10th Mountain Division, Tuckerman Ravine, classic skis, lost ski areas, local legends and more. Changing exhibits, free admission, unique gift shops. 135 Tramway Drive, Franconia, NH 03580-4403 603-823-7177 2628 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, NH 03860-1673 603-730-5044 newenglandskimuseum.org

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.

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.

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.

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.

Museum of the White Mountains

Engage in the White Mountains' past, present, and future. Come explore the region's artistic, historical, geographic, and cultural treasures through multiple exhibits, activities, and events throughout the year.

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.

Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm

A rural history museum and working farm, with outbuildings, gardens and walking trails. Blend the past with the present to explore over 200 years of rural living, including the rich history of two country doctors and their home. Open year-round with seasonal learning, family-friendly hands-on activities, farm animals and special events. $5 admission, 4 & under, FREE.

Sugar Hill Historical Museum

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.

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.

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.

Wright Museum of WWII

Since 1994 the Wright Museum has educated and inspired visitors with the story of WWII-era Americans. Join over 400,000 visitors who have viewed our nationally-recognized collection; representing both the home front and battlefields 1939-45. Military vehicles; period clothing; art; dioramas & more. We promise a unique, affordable & rewarding family experience. Special 2019 exhibit-"The Last Good War: Faces & Voices of WWII.

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.

The Brick Store

On the National Register of Historic Places, The Brick Store is the Oldest Continuously Operated General Store in the United States. What makes this place so unique is the rich history held within the walls. It has been in business since the early 1790’s and previously served as a post office for the town of Bath until 1942. The store is a gathering place for locals and a popular presidential campaign stop. Come in, have a look around, and stay for a sandwich, homemade fudge, smoked meats and cheese, or grind your own peanut or nut butter! Purchase your maple syrup and other NH products and souvenirs, and enjoy a cup of coffee while being immersed in the history that surrounds you. Our friendly, warm staff are waiting to greet you.

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.

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.

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.

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.