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12 Historic Field Trips in New Hampshire

Below is a list of historic NH Fieldtrips all around the state of New Hampshire. Also see out list of Historic NH Sites


America’s Stonehenge

Salem, NH

105 Haverhill Road Salem, NH 03079


Open daily year round from 9am-5pm

They are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day


Adults:  $9.50

Senior citizens:  $8.50

Children ages 6-12:  $6.50

Children under 5 are free

Stonehenge is a self guided walk between stone monuments that weight between 4 and 11 tons and align exactly with the calendar.  None of these stone monuments were made with any type of tools.



Albacore Park

Portsmouth, NH

600 Market Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801

Open May 11th- Columbus Day



Adults are $5.00

Children between the ages of 7-17 are $3.00

Military is $4.00

Children under 7 are free

Tour the USS Albacore which is a submarine that was built in 1953.  It will totally amaze you how over 50 men lived in small quarters.  The submarine is 205 feet long and only 27 feet wide.



Canterbury Shaker Village

Canterbury, NH

288 Shaker Rd. Canterbury, NH. 03224

The village is open May 16th-October 31st every day from 10am-5pm and on Sunday in November and December 5th and 12th

The museum store is open each day from November-April on Saturday and Sunday and May 16gth through October 1st from 10am-5pm

The Shake Restaurant is open Friday and Saturday for lunch from 11:30am-4pm and 5pm-9pm for supper.  It is also open for Sunday brunch from 9am-4pm


Adults:  $17

Children ages 6-17:  $8

Children ages 5 and under are free

Family and group rates are also available

Members of the Shaker Village are free

Shaker Village used to be a working community of about 300 people until 1992 when the last Shaker passed away.  Now you can learn from the experts about the Shaker lifestyle and traditions.  Enjoy the simple things they had such as their furniture and architecture.



Castle in the Clouds

Moultonborough, NH

Route 171, 455 Old Mountain Rd, Moultonborough, New Hampshire 03254

Open weekends from May 9th through June 14th from 10am-4:30pm

Open every day from June15th through October 24th from 10am-4:30pm


Adults are $12

Children ages 7-14 are $5

Children under 6 are free

Seniors are $9

Group specials are also available

The castle was built by a wealthy man named Thomas Plant.  It is a beautiful work of art with the most spectacular view.  There is a running springs where water is bottled and sold in stores.



Cathedral of the Pines

Rindge, NH

10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge, NH 03461

Grounds are open May 1st until October 31st from 9am to 5pm

Admission is free

This place is amazing.  My husband and I stopped here on our way to a B&B in Rindge.  The pines is an outdoor place of worship with the most spectacular view of Mount Monadnock.  There are tall pine trees overlooking a stone altar below.



McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Concord, NH

2 Institute Dr. Concord, NH 03301-7422
(603) 271-7827

Open Year Round

Monday through Thursday from 10am-5pm

Friday from 10am-9pm

Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm

Admission is free for basic and plus level members as well as children under the age of 2.

$9 for adults

$8 for seniors and students

Group and family rates available

Planetarium Show Tickets

Free for plus level members and children under the age of 2

$3/per person in addition to the regular admission rates

The Discovery Center is dedicated to NH space pioneers Christa McAuliffe and Alan Shepard. Explore a variety of hands-on exhibits and simulations experiences on astronomy, aviation, Earth and space sciences. The Discovery Center is a place to explore, discover and be inspired.



Daniel Webster Birthplace

Franklin, NH

Off Route 127
Franklin, NH 03235
603-934-5057 or 603-485-2034

Open weekends and holidays Mothers Day through Labor Day from 10:30am-5:30pm


Adults is $4

Children ages 6-11 is $2

Children under 5 and seniors are free

Daniel Webster was a famous politician and statesmen who was born here in 1782.  The original home was built in 1773 and restored in 1913.



Franklin Pierce Homestead

Hillsborough, NH

Directions: Route 9 West from Concord; 9 East from Keene. At the junction of Routes 9 and 31 North, turn onto Route 31 North. The Pierce Homestead is immediately on the right.

Open daily July and August from 10am-4pm

Weekend only June and September from 10am-4pm

July 4th and Labor Day from 10am-4pm


Free for all NH residents


Under the age of 18 is free

This is the home of our President Franklin Pierce.  The home was built in 1804 and was part of the high social class.  The house has a full length ballroom upstairs.



Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum

Manchester, NH

200 Bedford St. Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 622-7531

Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm for the museum

Open Wednesday and Saturday from 10am-4pm for the research center


$6 for adults

Seniors and college students are $5

Children ages 6-18 are $2

Children under the age of 6 and MHA members are free

Discover the people who invented and created the things that make the history of Manchester what it is today.



Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum

Warner, NH

18 Highlawn Rd Warner, NH

Open daily May 1st though October 31st

Open weekends November 1st though December 20th

Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday noon-5pm


Adults are $8.50

Seniors and Students and $7.50

Children ages 6-12 are $6.50

Children under the age of 6, members and Native Americans are free

This is one of my favorite museums.  The museum is full of artifacts from the Native Americans.  There is a tour every hour.  The outside of the museum has a teepee.  There is a gift shop on the grounds.




Ruggles Mine

Grafton, NH

286 Ruggles Mine Rd. Grafton, NH 03240
(603) 523-4275

Open Weekends May 16th though June 7th

Open Daily from June 13th through October 17th


9am-6pm July and August


Adults are $23

Children ages 4-11 are $13

Children under the age of 4 are free

This is a 190-year old mine that was used up until 1959.  They have huge room and tunnels for mineral exploration.



Strawberry Banke Museum

Portsmouth, NH

14 Hancock St. Portsmouth NH, 03801

Open May 1st though October 31st

Self guided tours daily from 10am-5pm

Garden tours daily at 1pm

Open November 1st through November 31st Saturday and Sunday only

December Holiday House Tours- 90 minutes

Monday through Friday 10am-2pm

Closed December 24th, 25th and 31st.

Candlelight Stroll from 4pm-9pm

December 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st

The museum is closed January through April.


Adults are $15

Children ages 5-17 are $10

Children under the age of 5 are free

The first colonists settled in what is now known as Portsmouth.  There are 42 buildings total, 10 buildings on the grounds have been restored to reflect historic periods from 1690-1955.  Tour and see how the colonist lived during these time periods. For more info see: Strawbery Banke Museum



Also see: NH Seacoast Field Trips


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