Center Ossipee, New Hampshire

List of museums in New Hampshire

This list of museums in New Hampshire is a list of museums, defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Location Region Type Notes
Abbot-Spaulding House Nashua Merrimack Valley Historic house website, operated by the Nashua Historical Society
Academy Hall Museum Lyme Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Local history website
Academy Museum Walpole Monadnock History information, operated by the Walpole Historical Society, large fabric collection
Aidron Duckworth Art Museum Meriden Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Art website
Albany Historical Society Museum Albany White Mountains Region Local history information
Alstead Historical Museum Alstead Monadnock Local history
Always Ready Engine House Hollis Merrimack Valley Fire website, operated by the Hollis Historical Society, also contains a hearse
American Independence Museum Exeter Seacoast History website, stories of the American Revolution
Amos J. Blake House Museum Fitzwilliam Monadnock Historic house website, home of the Fitzwilliam Historical Society
Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center Manchester Merrimack Valley Natural history website, environmental education center, exhibits focus on the Merrimack River watershed, historical use of the Amoskeag area, and river wildlife
Andover Historical Society Museum Andover Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Local history website
Ashland Railroad Station Museum Ashland Lakes Region Railway website, operated by the Ashland Historical Society
Atkinson Historical Society Museum Atkinson Seacoast Local history website
Austin Hall Center Strafford Lakes Region Local history information, scroll down to listing, home of the Strafford Historical Society
AVA Gallery Lebanon Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Art website
Aviation Museum of New Hampshire Manchester Merrimack Valley Aviation website, home of home of the New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, located in Manchester/Boston Regional Airport
Barrett House New Ipswich Monadnock Historic house Federal style American mansion operated by Historic New England
Belknap Mill Bedford Merrimack Valley Industry website, historic textile mill, industrial knitting museum, art and history center
Bethlehem Heritage Society Museum Bethlehem White Mountains Region Local history website,
Boscawen Historical Museum Boscawen Merrimack Valley History
Canaan Historical Society Museum Canaan Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Local history website
Campton Historical Society Museum Campton White Mountains Region Local history website, information
Canterbury Shaker Village Canterbury Merrimack Valley History
Carey House Milford Merrimack Valley Local history website, home of the Milford Historical Society
Castle in the Clouds Moultonborough Lakes Region Historic house website, Arts & Crafts estate built in 1913-1914, over 45 miles of trails on 5,000 acres, science programs for children
Chapel Museum Amherst Merrimack Valley Local history website, operated by the Historical Society of Amherst, NH
Chatham Historical Society Museum Chatham White Mountains Region Local history information
Chichester Historical Society Museum Chichester Merrimack Valley Local history website
Children's Museum of Portsmouth Portsmouth Seacoast Children's website
Christie's Maple Farm and Maple Museum Lancaster Great North Woods Food website, maple farm with self-guided museum and store
Claremont Historical Society Museum Claremont Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Local history information, scroll to listing
Clark House Museum Complex Wolfeboro Lakes Region Historic house website, operated by the Wolfeboro Historical Society, also includes a firehouse museum and schoolhouse
Clark's Trading Post North Woodstock White Mountains Region Multi website, trained bear show, White Mountain Central Railroad train rides, Seyranyan Family Circus, Americana Museum, Pemigewasset Hook and Ladder Fire Station, Clark Museum about the Clark family, Florence Murray Museum of oddities, Avery’s Garage and more attractions
Colebrook Area Historical Society Colebrook Great North Woods Local history information, museum located on 2nd floor of Colebrook Town Hall
Crossroads of America Bethlehem White Mountains Region Railway website, specialized model railroad museum
Currier Museum of Art Manchester Merrimack Valley Art website
Daniel Webster Family Home Franklin Lakes Region Historic house website, managed by the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation
Derry Museum of History Derry Merrimack Valley Local history information, information
District #5 School East Washington Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee School website, operated by the Washington Historical Society
Dorchester Historical Museum Dorchester Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Local history information
Dublin Schoolhouse Museum Dublin Monadnock Local history information
Durham Historic Museum Durham Seacoast Local history website
Eastman Lord House Conway White Mountains Region Historic house website, operated by the Conway Historical Society
Elisha Marston House Museum Center Sandwich Lakes Region Local history website, home of the Sandwich Historical Society
Elizabeth Houser Museum Canterbury Merrimack Valley History
Enfield Historical Museum Enfield Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Local history information, scroll down to Enfield Historical Society
Enfield Shaker Museum Enfield Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Religious website
Epping Historical Society Museum Epping Seacoast Local history information, information, with photos
Exeter Historical Society Exeter Seacoast Local history website, museum with artifacts of local history
Farmington Historical Society Farmington Lakes Region Historical society
The Fells Newbury Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Historic mansion website
Fitts Museum Candia Merrimack Valley Local history website
Florence H. Speare Memorial Museum Hillsborough Monadnock Local history website, operated by the Nashua Historical Society
Francestown Improvement and Historical Society Museum Francestown Monadnock History
Franconia Heritage Museum Franconia White Mountains Region Local history website
Franklin Pierce Homestead Hillsborough Monadnock Historic house website, operated by the Hillsborough Historical Society
Fremont Historical Museum Fremont Seacoast Local history website, operated by the Fremont Historical Society
Frost Place Franconia White Mountains Region Historic house website, home of poet Robert Frost, museum and center for poetry and the arts
Gilman Garrison House Exeter Seacoast Historic house information, website
Gilman Museum Alton Lakes Region Local history website, collection of guns, furniture, dolls, buttons, toys and local artifacts, operated by the Alton Historical Society
Gilmanton Historical Society Gilmanton Lakes Region Local history website, museum in the Academy Building at Gilmanton Corner is open by appointment
Glidden Toy Museum Ashland Lakes Region Toy website, operated by the Ashland Historical Society, more than two thousand antique toys
Goffstown Historical Society Museum Goffstown Merrimack Valley Local history website
Gorham Historical Society Museum Gorham White Mountains Region Railroad information
Governor John Langdon House Portsmouth Seacoast Historic house
Grant Hall Museum of Ossipee History Center Ossipee Lakes Region Local history operated by the Ossipee Historical Society
Great Bay Discovery Center Greenland Seacoast Natural history website, conservation-education headquarters for the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, interactive exhibits and natural trails
Greenfield Historical Society Museum Greenfield Monadnock Local history website
Hampstead Historic Library Museum Hampstead Seacoast Local history website, collection of the Hampstead Historical Society
Hancock Historical Society Hancock Monadnock Local history website
Hartmann Model Railroad & Toy Museum Intervale White Mountains Region Railroad website, information
Haverhill Historical Society Museum Haverhill White Mountains Region Local history website
Henniker Historical Society Museum Henniker Merrimack Valley Local history website, located in Academy Hall
Historical Society of Cheshire County Museum Keene Monadnock Local history website, located in the former Ball Residence
Holderness Historical Society Museum Holderness Lakes Region Local history information
Hood Museum of Art Hanover Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Art part of Dartmouth College
Horatio Colony Museum Keene Monadnock Historic house website
Hudson Historical Society Hudson Merrimack Valley Historical Society
Iron Furnace Interpretive Center Franconia White Mountains Region History website, maintained by Franconia Heritage Museum
Jackson Historical Museum Jackson White Mountains Region Local history website, operated by the Jackson Historical Society, display of White Mountain School of Art paintings as well as changing exhibits, permanent exhibit of old maps of the area
Jackson House Portsmouth Seacoast Historic house website
James House Museum Hampton Seacoast Historic house website
Jefferson Historical Society Museum Jefferson White Mountains Region Local history information
John Paul Jones House Portsmouth Seacoast Historic house - Biography website, information, operated by the Portsmouth Historical Society
John Wingate Weeks Estate Lancaster Great North Woods Historic house website, operated by the New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation
Kendall Shop Museum and Carriage House Bedford Merrimack Valley Local history website, operated by the Bedford Historical Society
Kensington Social Library Kensington Seacoast Local history information, home to the Kensington Historical Society
Kimball-Jenkins Estate Concord Merrimack Valley Art website, art school with public galleries
Laconia Historical and Museum Society Laconia Lakes Region Local history website
Lake Winnipesaukee Museum Weirs Beach Lakes Region Local history website, operated by the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society
Lamprey House Moultonborough Lakes Region Historic house website, being restored as future museum of the Moultonborough Historical Society
Lane Tavern Sanbornton Square Lakes Region Local history website, home of the Sanbornton Historical Society
Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum Manchester Merrimack Valley Scouting website, located at Camp Carpenter, Boy Scout memorabilia and library
Lee Historical Society Museum Lee Seacoast Local history website
Lisbon Landaff Lyman Area Historical Museum Lisbon White Mountains Region Local history information
Little Nature Museum Contoocook Merrimack Valley Natural history website
Little Red Schoolhouse Museum Newport Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee School website, operated by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Littleton Area Historical Society Littleton White Mountains Region Local history website, museum currently closed
Littleton Grist Mill Littleton White Mountains Region Mill website, working historic mill and store
Lockhaven Schoolhouse Museum Enfield Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee School information
Loon Center Moultonborough Lakes Region Natural history website
Madison Historical Society Museum Madison Lakes Region Local history website
Main Street House Warner Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee History website, operated by the Warner Historical Society
Main Street Museum Meredith Lakes Region Local history website, home of the Meredith Historical Society
Marion Blodgett Museum North Stratford Great North Woods Local history information, operated by the Cohos Historical Society
Mariposa Museum Peterborough Monadnock Culture website, folk art, textiles, costumes, art, puppets, toys and instruments from six continents
Marshall House Museum Newton Seacoast Local history website, operated by the Newton Historical Society
Mary Baker Eddy Historic House Rumney Lakes Region Historic house website
Melville Academy Museum Jaffrey Monadnock Local history website, operated by the Jaffrey Historical Society
Merrimack Historical Society Merrimack Merrimack Valley Historical society website
Met Children's Museum Derry Merrimack Valley Children's website
Millyard Museum Manchester Merrimack Valley Region Local history website, operated by the Manchester Historic Association
Moffatt-Ladd House Portsmouth Seacoast Historic house owned and operated by the National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of New Hampshire
Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center Berlin Great North Woods Local history information, operated by the Berlin and Coos Historical Society
Mont Vernon Historical Society Museum Mont Vernon Merrimack Valley Local history website
Morrison House Museum Londonderry Merrimack Valley Historic house website, operated by the Londonderry Historical Society
Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum Warner Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Ethnic - Native American website
Mount Washington Observatory Museum Sargent's Purchase White Mountains Region Science website, focuses on weather and geology
Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum North Conway White Mountains Region Children's website
Muchido Hose House Boscawen Merrimack Valley History
Museum of New Hampshire History Concord Merrimack Valley History website, operated by the New Hampshire Historical Society
Muster Field Farm Museum North Sutton Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Agriculture website, working farm museum with 18th century homestead
New England Ski Museum Franconia White Mountains Region Sports - Skiing website
New Hampshire Antiquarian Society Library & Museum Hopkinton Merrimack Valley Local history website
New Hampshire Boat Museum Wolfeboro Lakes Region Maritime website
New Hampshire Farm Museum Milton Lakes Region Agriculture website
New Hampshire State House Concord Merrimack Valley Historic building information
New Hampshire Telephone Museum Warner Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Commodity website
New London Historical Society New London Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Living history website, small village of 19th century buildings and many horse-drawn vehicles
Newport Historical Society Museum Newport Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Local history website
New Hampshire Snowmobile Museum Allenstown Merrimack Valley Region Sports website
New Hampshire Telephone Museum Warner Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Industry website
Northern Forest Heritage Park Berlin Great North Woods Industry website
Northwood Historical Society Museum Northwood Merrimack Valley Local history website
Nottingham Square Schoolhouse Museum Nottingham Merrimack Valley School Town information, Schoolhouse information Patuccoway Grange Museum
Old Country Store and Museum Moultonborough Lakes Region Historic store website
Old Meeting House Webster Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Local history information,
Old Parsonage Newington Seacoast Local history information
Old River Road School Bridgewater Lakes Region Local history information, scroll down to Bridgewater Historical Society
Old Town Hall Newington Seacoast History website
Peabody Farm Museum Shelburne White Mountains Region Local history information
Pierce Manse Concord Merrimack Valley Historic house website, home of President Franklin Pierce
Peterborough Museum Peterborough Monadnock Local history website
Pittsburg Historical Society Museum Pittsburg Great North Woods Local history information, scroll down to listing, museum located in Town Hall
Plaistow Historical Society Plaistow Seacoast Local history website
Plymouth Historical Society Museum Plymouth Lakes Region Local history website
Poore Family Homestead and Historic Farm Museum Colebrook Great North Woods Historic house website
Portsmouth Athenæum Portsmouth Seacoast Library website, includes museum gallery with changing exhibitions from its collections
Pottle Meeting House Meredith Lakes Region Agriculture website, operated by the Meredith Historical Society
Quimby Barn Center Sandwich Lakes Region Transportation website, operated by the Sandwich Historical Society
Raymond Historical Society Raymond Merrimack Valley Historical society website
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm Tamworth Lakes Region Agriculture website, working farm museum with museum farm house of a country doctor
Rindge Historical Society Museum Rindge Monadnock Local history website
Robert Frost Farm Derry Merrimack Valley Historic house - Biography website
Rumney Historical Society Museum Rumney Lakes Region Local history information
Rundlet-May House Portsmouth Seacoast Historic house website
Rye Historical Society Rye Seacoast Local history website
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site Cornish Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Historic house website
Salem Historical Museum Salem Merrimack Valley Local history located in the Old Town Meeting House
Salisbury Historical Society Museum Salisbury Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Local history website, Concord Monitor, In Salisbury, old is so . . . in, aug. 12, 2005
Sandown Historical Society & Museum Sandown Seacoast History website
Sandown Historical Society and Museum Sandown Seacoast Railway website
Schoolhouse Museum Center Harbor Lakes Region School website, operated by the Centre Harbor Historical Society
Seacoast Science Center Manchester Merrimack Valley Science center website, marine science nature center
Sharon Arts Center Peterborough Monadnock Art website, fine art gallery
Sheridan House Museum Winchester Monadnock Local history information, information, operated by the Winchester Historical Society
Sherman Hall Newbury Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee History website, home of the Newbury Historical Society
Springfield Historical Museum West Springfield Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Local history website, operated by the Springfield Historical Society
Stone Building Museum Weare Merrimack Valley Local history website home of the Weare Historical Society
Stone School Museum Newmarket Seacoast Local history website, article about museum, operated by the Newmarket Historical Society
Strawbery Banke Portsmouth Seacoast Living history website
Sugar Hill Historical Museum Sugar Hill White Mountains Region History information, scroll down to listing, information
Summersworth Historical Society Somersworth Seacoast Local history information
Tamworth Historical Society Tamworth Lakes Region Historical society website
The Fort at No. 4 Charlestown Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Living history website
The Franco-American Centre Manchester Merrimack Valley Art Also Children's, Culture, History, Historic House
Thompson-Ames Historical Society Museums Gilford Lakes Region Local history website, operates three museums that are open by appointment: Mount Belknap Grange, Union Meetinghouse, Benjamin Rowe House
Tobias Lear House Portsmouth Seacoast Historic house website
Troy Historical Society Museum Troy Monadnock Local history website
Tuck Museum Hampton Seacoast Open air website, includes Tuck Memorial Museum, Farm Museum, Seacoast Fire Museum and the 19th-Century District Schoolhouse
Tuftonboro Historical Society Museum Melvin Village Lakes Region Local history information
University of New Hampshire Museum Durham Seacoast Local history website, hosts two exhibitions each year about the history of the University of New Hampshire
Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society and Museum Lincoln White Mountains Region Local history website
USS Albacore (AGSS-569) Portsmouth Seacoast Museum ship website, decommissioned submarine
Warner House Portsmouth Seacoast Historic house website
Warren Historical Society Museum Warren White Mountains Region Local history information, scroll down to listing, information
Washington Historical Society Museum Washington Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Local history website
Webster Cottage Museum Hanover Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Historic house information, scroll down to listing}, [http://www.uvtrails.org/trails/old_houses.pdf information , 18th century farm house and residence of Daniel Webster as a student at Dartmouth College, operated by the Hanover Historical Society
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Portsmouth Seacoast Historic house website
Wentworth-Gardner House Portsmouth Seacoast Historic house website
Westmoreland Historical Society Westmoreland Monadnock Local history website
Wheeler House (New Hampshire) Hollis Merrimack Valley Local history website, home of the Hollis Historical Society
Whipple House Museum Ashland Lakes Region Local history website, operated by the Ashland Historical Society
Wigwam Museum Amherst Merrimack Valley Local history website, operated by the Historical Society of Amherst, NH
Wilder Holton House Museum Lancaster Great North Woods Local history information
Windham Museum Windham Merrimack Valley Local history website
Works Barn Museum & Allard House Freedom Lakes Region History website, operated by the Freedom Historical Society
Woodman Institute Dover Seacoast Natural history website, rocks & minerals, Indian artifacts, mammals & marine life, birds & butterflies, shells, snakes & turtles, dolls, military items, maps & documents
Wright Museum Wolfeboro Lakes Region Military website, dedicated to celebrating Americans' sacrifices and achievements during WWII
Wyman Tavern Museum Keene Monadnock Historic house website, operated by the Historical Society of Cheshire County
Zimmerman House Manchester Merrimack Valley Historic house website, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, operated by Currier Museum of Art

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