71 Hall St.
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 226-4100
Fax: (603) 228-2106
71 Hall St., Concord, NH, US, 03301
- Phone: (603) 226-4100
- Fax: (603) 228-2106
New Hampshire State House is one of the important government buildings in Concord. Designed and conceptualized by Stuart James Park, it was built in 1814. The architecture has a Greek influence complete with granite blocks, small portico and huge arched windows. The New Hampshire General Court, Governor and Executive Council offices are housed within the State House. The guided tour takes you through the different halls, chambers and the adjoining grounds of the State House. For more details, check website or call ahead.
A municipal library offering more than 165,000 books and references. Children's programs, automated online catalog, computerized information, and databases also available.
Visit this monument on a small island commemorating the courage of Hannah Duston, who was taken prisoner during a raid by Mohawk warriors in 1697.
Visit this mid-19th-century, Greek-revival style home to learn about Mary Baker Eddy's 18 years in Concord. It was here that Mrs. Eddy (the founder of Christian Science) undertook a landmark revision of her major work, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." The tour includes exhibits on her birthplace in nearby Bow, and on Pleasant View (a farmhouse that Mrs. Eddy purchased and remodeled on the outskirts of Concord - no longer standing). From the house, it's a short walk to other related sites: the New Hampshire State House where a full-scale portrait of Mrs. Eddy can be seen, and First Church of Christ, Scientist, Concord, her gift to the citizens of Concord.
Named after Christa McAuliffe and Alan Shepard, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is a huge planetarium and science center that acquaints visitors with astronomy, earth sciences, engineering and space sciences.
The Pierce Manse is the family house of Franklin Pierce, the fourteenth President of the United States. Pierce lived in the home with his wife and two children in the years before he became President. He left for the Mexican War in 1846, after the death of his young son, Franky. The house has been restored to reflect the time when the family resided there. Many of the furnishings belonged to Pierce or to members of his family.
There’s so much to do at Bear Brook State Park. An enjoyable destination for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians, this 10,000-acre (4046-hectare) park takes its visitors through the forested area of marshes, bogs, summits and ponds. If you’re not much of an outdoors person, you can visit the complex within the park which houses the New Hampshire Antique Snowmobile Museum, Old Allenstown Meeting House and the Richard Diehl Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. The park also has two archery ranges, boat rentals and 101 wooded campsites. Admission is USD4 for adults and USD2 for children. Senior citizens enter free. Season passes are also available.
Young and old Jews come to Chabad Lubavitch of New Hampshire synagogue for prayers and weekly events. The Sunday service is followed by breakfast and discussions; the evenings are reserved for a plunge into religious philosophy. After the prayers and service,do visit the in-house store to pick candles, books, tablecloth or jewelry. The synagogue also has it's own publication. For further details, check the website.
Charmingfare Farm is the perfect idea for a day's trip when in Manchester. Located only 8 miles away from the city, this zoo includes agricultural animals and predators alike. Come here with your kids and enjoy the guided tours on horse backs. For those who love nature, Charmingfare Farm is the right place to be at. The zoo also serves as an ideal event venue. Arrange your kids' birthday party or a one day picnic at the Charmingfare Farm and gift them the best of moments amidst their favorite animals. Check website for details.
The Canterbury Shaker Village is a historic site that acquaints visitors with the culture of the Canterbury Shakers. With the help of exhibits, original and reconstructed Shaker buildings, one can take a look at the way of life that once existed here. Look out for guided tours and special events that take place here. Call ahead for details or check out their website.
To view this home, you must go through the Currier Museum of Artto schedule a tour. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Zimmerman House in 1950 and his influence is noticeable in all areas of the house. From the exposed brick to the rows of bookshelves and built in furniture, this is a fine example of Wright's work. Don't forget to take a peek at the mailbox, Wright even designed that too!
Located in the North End of the city, Stark Park lays spread over and impressive 30 acres (12.14 hectares). When it was opened in 1893, the Stark Park was one of the first such public facilities in the city, and it was named in the honor of General John Stark, a pivotal figure in the American Revolution, who was from Manchester, NH. The park is also the final resting place of the General, whose burial site lies in the park's center. Historically prominent, the park is also a popular recreational space for the locals, and features a playground, and walkways, and is also the venue for many community events.