Merrimack Valley attractions

Museum in Manchester

Currier Museum of Art

Housing works by John Singer Sargent, Georgia O'Keeffe, Monet, Matisse and Picasso (among many others), this fine-arts museum is Manchester's greatest cultural gem. With advance reservation, museum guides also offer…
Historic Site in Merrimack Valley

Canterbury Shaker Village

A traditional Shaker community from 1792, Canterbury Shaker Village maintains the Shaker heritage as a living-history museum. Interpreters demonstrate the Shakers' daily lives, artisans create Shaker crafts and walk…
Museum in Concord

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

This science center is named after two New Hampshire astronauts. Christa McAuliffe was the schoolteacher chosen to be America's first teacher-astronaut – she and her fellow astronauts died in the tragic explosion of…
Historic Building in Concord

State House

The handsome 1819 New Hampshire state capitol is the oldest such building in the US, and the state legislature still meets in the original chambers. Self-guided tour brochures point out the highlights of the buildin…
Museum in Concord

New Hampshire Historical Society

The White Mountains in the Parlor exhibit is our favorite 'indoor space' in the entire Granite State. In this small gallery, vast 19th-century landscape paintings of the striking White Mountains inspire thoughts of …
Museum in Manchester

Millyard Museum

A highlight in the Amoskeag Millyard Historic District, this well-executed museum spotlights the various communities that have lived and worked near Amoskeag Falls from prehistoric times forward, with a focus on the…
Historic Site in Manchester

Amoskeag Millyard Historic District

These former textile mills, impressive brick buildings with hundreds of tall windows, stretch along Commercial St on the Merrimack riverbank for almost 1.5 miles. Other mills face the buildings from across the river…