History and Social Studies

Featured History Museums/Exhibits

American Independence Museum

Students can learn about the struggle for American independence through the eyes of everyday people. They can learn with a program that brings history to life with activities, costumed interpreters, and museum exhibits. One Governors Ln., Exeter, NH 03833. Rockingham County. Tel: 603-772-2622. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Abbot-Spalding House Museum

5 Abbott Street, Nashua, NH 03064. 603-883-0015. Operated by the Nashua Historical Society, the federal style building was home to influential New Hampshire citizens and is now a historical site. Free.

Enfield Shaker Museum

447 NH Route 4A, Enfield, New Hampshire 03748. 603-632-4346. Learn about the Shaker way of life by visiting this museum and exploring the scenic grounds and Shaker Village. Fee.

Florence H. Speare Memorial Museum

5 Abbott Street, Nashua NH, 03064. 603-883-0015. Houses changing exhibits feature authentic costuming, furnishing, and accessories from the 18th century. Free.

Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center

A hands-on museum of artifacts from around the world, located in the center of Peterborough in the historic Baptist Church building. The museum celebrates cultures with regional exhibitions, performances, and programs. 26 Main St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Hillsborough County. Tel: 603-924-4555. Cost: Fee.

New Hampshire Telephone Museum

22 East Main Street, Warner NH 03278. 603-456.2234. Learn all about the history of the telephone at the New Hampshire Telephone museum. Fee.

Portsmouth Historical Society

43 Middle Street - PO Box 728, Portsmouth, NH 03802-0728. 603-436-8420. Collections are exhibited in the John Paul Jones House which focus on life in Portsmouth and the surrounding region from the first English settlement through the early 20th century. Fee.

The New Hampshire Boat Museum

399 Center St., Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896. 603-569-4554. Features educational programs, exhibits, sailing lessons, boat building and other special events. Fee.