Upper Connecticut River Valley attractions

Top Choice Library in Hanover

Baker-Berry Library

On the north side of the green is Dartmouth College's central Baker-Berry Library. The reserve corridor on the lower level houses an impressive mural called Epic of American Civilization, by José Clemente Orozco (18…
Top Choice Museum in Hanover

Hood Museum of Art

Shortly after the college's founding in 1769, Dartmouth began to acquire artifacts of artistic or historical interest. Since then the collection has expanded to include nearly 70,000 items, which are housed at the H…
Top Choice Square in Hanover

Dartmouth College Green

The green is the focal point of the Dartmouth College campus, both physically and historically. Along the east side of the green, picturesque Dartmouth Row consists of four harmonious Georgian buildings: Wentworth, …
Historic Site in Upper Connecticut River Valley

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

In the summer of 1885, the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens rented an old inn near the town of Cornish and came to this beautiful spot in the Connecticut River Valley to work. He returned summer after summer, and eve…
Notable Building in Hanover

Sanborn Library

Named for Professor Edwin Sanborn, who taught for almost 50 years in Dartmouth's English department, the Sanborn Library features ornate woodwork, plush leather chairs, and books lining the walls on two levels. One …
Museum in Hanover

Enfield Shaker Museum

Set in a valley overlooking Mascoma Lake (11 miles southeast of Dartmouth), the Enfield Shaker site dates back to the late 18th century and grew into a small but prosperous community of Shaker farmers and craftspeop…
Historic Site in Upper Connecticut River Valley

Fort at No 4

Named for a 1700s land grant, the original fort here was built in the 1740s to protect pioneer farmers from the French and Native Americans, but was no longer needed by the late 1770s. The current structure is a 196…
University in Hanover

Dartmouth College

Hanover is all about Dartmouth College, so hit the campus. Join a free student-guided campus walking tour or just pick up a map at the admissions office and head off on your own.
State Park in Upper Connecticut River Valley

Mount Sunapee State Park

Lake Sunapee is a worthwhile detour any time of year, but especially in summer when you can enjoy the wide sandy beach and pleasant grassy lawns of Mount Sunapee State Park for hiking, picnicking, swimming and fishi…
Historic Building in Hanover

Wentworth Hall

One of the four harmonious Georgian buildings that make up Dartmouth Row, just east of the Dartmouth College Green. Poet Robert Frost once lived in the building.