There is much to do and see in our area. We’re centrally located enabling day trips to other parts of New Hampshire and New England. If you’re planning a car trip, I might ask you where you’re sleeping the night before or the night after. Knowing that, I’ll suggest what to see on your way here or as you head out.
Here a just a few itineraries I’ve put together. Check out our blog for other ideas.
Rainy Day for the Art lover? Currier Museum in Manchester.
President Franklin Pierce, Antiques or the State Capital – Start your day by going west on Rt.9 for a tour of the Franklin Pierce Homestead. This 1804 house was the boyhood home of the 14th president. When you’re finished you’ll have to decide if it’s antiquing or history that will fill your afternoon. For antiques, stop next door at Windsor Cottage. Then head south on Rt 31, east on Rt 101 and stop in at NH Antiques Coop in Milford – one of the largest group shops in the state. There are others along the way – Rt 101 is a virtual strip mall of antique shops. If owning history isn’t for you, take Rt. 9 east to Concord. There you’ll find the Pierce Manse where Franklin Pierce lived before he became president. The State Capital’s gold dome gleams on a sunny day. The NH Historical Society has been telling New Hampshire’s stories since 1823.
Two Shaker Villages are in NH, decide between them or see both! Enfield Shaker Museum is west of us about 45 minutes. Canterbury Shaker Museum is about the same distance to our east. I don’t recommend trying to do them both in the same day. Instead couple Enfield with a look around Dartmouth and the Hood Museum. Adding the Tanger Outlet Mall to the afternoon you spend in Canterbury is a great way to get some tax free shopping into your vacation. Save even more when I send you off with a discount admission coupon to Canterbury Shaker Village.
10 Ramsdell Rd. at the corner of Main St
P.O. Box 191, Henniker, NH 03242
Latitude: 43.179684 Longitude: -71.819204