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Address: 30 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301-6384
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+1 603-228-6688
09:30 - 17:00
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Founded in 1823 the New Hampshire Historical Society is the state's premier...

Founded in 1823 the New Hampshire Historical Society is the state's premier organization preserving and sharing Granite State history. Its museum and library offer the most extensive collection of resources and materials related to New Hampshire history that can be found anywhere. The Society's headquarters building at 30 Park Street in Concord is considered one of the finest examples of public architecture in New Hampshire and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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A Good Introduction to New Hampshire History

The New Hampshire Historical Society, located just a block from the state capitol, lovingly exhibits art, furniture, clothing, and sports equipment that illustrates New... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Concord, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very nice place to visit very well kept lot's of things too see in side and tell you a lot about the state of N.H.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The New Hampshire Historical Society, located just a block from the state capitol, lovingly exhibits art, furniture, clothing, and sports equipment that illustrates New Hampshire's rich history. Since the museum is compact, it is easy to see in an hour or so.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Although a small museum it is still an important institution in the state of New Hampshire. Through the years I have contacted the museum while conducting research for books. The society has always been helpful. The museum hold a a number of important New Hampshire treasures. A must see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We were very impressed by the building and some of the exhibits were neat, that being said we got in for free with a local library pass I would not have wanted to pay for this. If you love history maybe you would enjoy it more then we did.

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Alton Bay, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Back when this museum was at 6 Eagle Square it had several displays and took quite a while to go thru. Since moving, they have consolidated so much that there is very little to look at. A couple of swords and tea pots with an old dugout canoe in one room and a dozen or so paintings in another. The... More 

1 Thank Ken603
Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

By far the most magnificent building in the City of Concord. It houses not only New Hampshire's most historical history but that of the entire nation. The people that work there helpful, friendly and enthusiastic. It is a great place if you're searching for your family history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

A beautiful building, brimming with NH history, which is really interesting. The website gives current exhibit will give you information about current exhibits and a lot of other helpful information. There is a fascinating library available for scholarly research.

Thank Claudia D
Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Located in the center of Concord NH, very near the Capital Building, the beautiful NH Historical Society Building alone is worth a visit. Beyond this are the very interesting exhibits and the very knowledgeable, welcoming staff.

Thank Holly V
Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Well worth an hour of our time to learn some facts about NH that you may not know. And if you like architecture your sure to be amazed by the stunning granite and marble used to construct the building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

The museum portion was closed at the time we visited, but the rotunda was very beautiful and has intrigued us to stop in again some day. The staff are extremely friendly and willing to take the time to talk you and discuss New Hampshire history. Very definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank Sherry D

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