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New Hampshire MuseumsVisit the great state of New Hampshire and gain a wealth of knowledge from one of its many museums. You could learn about mostly anything; from skiing and snowmobiling, to the American Revolution, or the history of the Granite State itself. Historic Portsmouth is the home of Stawbery Banke – a living museum in heart of Old Portsmouth. This old port city is a major attraction for historians and history buffs. Stroll the downtown shops but be sure to explore some of the other museums and historical exhibits in this area. The New Hampshire Seacoast is a favorite travel destination for seekers of American History.

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Seacoast Museums

New Hampshire MuseumsStrawbery Banke Museum
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
Dover, NH 03820

Portsmouth Museum of Art
One Harbour Plaza.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Ph: 603-436-0332

American Independence Museum
1 Governor’s Ln.
Exeter, NH 03833
Ph: 603-772-2622
Steeped in the colonial and Revolutionary Periods, the museum has such items as two draft copes of the U.S. Constitution with editorial notes. The third week in July, the museum hosts a fesival for the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The official copy of the Declaration is housed in the Museum. Tour fees apply. Call to confirm hours of operation.

Exeter Historical Society
Museum and Research Library
47 Front Street; PO Box 924
Exeter, NH 03833
Ph: 603-778-2335
Their collections illustrate Exeter’s rich and fascinating history, its residents, and ultimately its place in the larger history of both the state and the nation. The research library acts as a resource for genealogical research.

John Paul Jones House
Middle and State Streets
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Ph: 603-436-8420
John Paul Jones, the legendary sea warrior roomed at this house frequently. Houses 18th and 19th century artifacts. Admission is charged.

Tuck Memorial Museum
40 Park Ave.
Hampton, NH 03842
Ph: 603-929-0781
Collection of early furniture, farm equipment, and pictures. Recreated 1850’s school house and firefighting museum.

Woodman Institute Museum
182- 190 Central Ave.
Dover, NH 03801
Ph: 603-742-1038
The 1675 William Damm Garrison house, is one of four buildings that comprise the museum. The Woodman is a traditional “Turn of the Century” museum with exhibits displayed throughout the rooms of four historic homes. Featured are Civil War exhibits, historical items from abolitionist times and New Hampshire senator John Hale. Admission is charged and advance reservations are required for group tours.

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