Top things to do in Merrimack Valley

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 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…
Pub in Manchester

Central Ale House

How's this for a cool concept? Buy a card at the bar, then step up to the row of self-serve taps, insert your card, and pour as much or as little as you like of the 20 microbrews on offer. Billing is by the ounce, s…
Modern American in Concord

Granite

In a grand turreted Victorian building, Granite serves fine New American cuisine all day long, from breakfasts of smoked turkey and sweet potato hash, to crab cake BLTs with lemon-basil aioli at lunchtime, to braise…
Museum in Concord

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

This science center is named after and dedicated to 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 tr…
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…
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…