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Historical Attractions in MERRIMACK

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Merrimack, New Hampshire!)

Merrimack is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Granite State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Merrimack’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Merrimack when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • The Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center

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    (9 miles) Manchester

    The center houses an impressive interactive exhibit hall that allows visitors to explore the Merrimack River. The exhibits focus on the Merrimack River watershed, historical use of the Amoskeag area, ...

  • The Robert Frost Farm

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    (10 miles) Derry

    The Robert Frost Farm was home to Robert Frost and his family from 1900-1911. Frost, one of the nation's most acclaimed poets whose writings are said to be the epitome of New England, attributed many ...

  • Americas Stonehenge

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    (15 miles) Salem

    Built by a Native American Culture or a migrant European population? No one knows for sure. A maze of man-made chambers, walls and ceremonial meeting places, America's Stonehenge is most likely the ...

  • America's Stonehenge

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    (15 miles) Salem

    A mysterious historical attraction - possibly the oldest man-made attraction in the entire country - our very own Stonehenge! Right in New Hampshire.

  • McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

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    (25 miles) Concord

    Take a journey to the stars: where the sky is no limit, it is just the beginning! Kids can participate in a rocket-making workshop, make a comet, land the space shuttle, try the amateur satellite ...

  • Canterbury Shaker Village

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    (34 miles) Canterbury

    A National Historic Landmark museum with 25 original Shaker buildings and 694 acres of nature trails to explore. Families will find hands-on activities scattered throughout the Village ranging from ...

  • Phillips House

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    (39 miles) Salem

    Experience a glimpse into the private world of the Phillips family with this historic 1821 house in Salem.

  • The House of the Seven Gables

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    (39 miles) Salem

    Uncover 359 years of Salem's history at this collection of historic buildings, and museum. A great family historical experience in Massachusetts!

  • Strawbery Banke Museum

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    (40 miles) Portsmouth

    Visitors to Strawbery Banke have the opportunity to experience and imagine how people lived and worked in this typical American neighborhood throughout four centuries of history. Through its ...

  • The Mary Baker Eddy Library and Mapparium

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    (42 miles) Boston

    Walk though the world of 1937, quite literally, as you step into a one-of-a-kind, three-story, painted-glass globe. Once inside, watch a sound and light presentation, experience the unique acoustics ...

  • Maritime Gloucester

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    (46 miles) Gloucester

    Features include an aquarium with touch tanks and maritime exhibit gallery with interactive stations plus summer classes and programs aimed at families. Plus go sailing or lobstering!

  • The Fort at No 4 Museum

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    (53 miles) Charlestown

    Travel back in time to Charlestown, New Hampshire in the 1740's and have an unforgettable experience in an authentically reconstructed fortified settlement.

  • Old Sturbridge Village

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    (61 miles) Sturbridge

    A fascinating 1830s New England living history museum - one of the largest in the country! With 59 antique buildings, costumed historians, and a working farm, kids can enjoy year round fun at this ...

  • 19th Century Willowbrook Village

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    (63 miles) Newfield

    Take a trip back in time to experience 19th century America, with over 10,000 artifacts depicting the crafts and trades, as well as a fascinating 1894 carousel! History can be fun at this unique ...

  • Hannaway Blacksmith Shop

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    (66 miles) Lincoln

    Visitors can now experience the ring of the anvil and the odor of coal and hot steel as blacksmiths forge pieces of the metal into hinges, nails, and other household items.

  • Providence Athenaeum

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    (72 miles) Providence

    The Providence Athenaeum, founded in 1753 as an independent membership library, provides books and other materials to all, of any age, who love reading, appreciate literature, and enjoy cultural ...

  • Billings Farm and Museum

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    (74 miles) Woodstock

    The farm dates back to 1871, when native Vermonter, Frederick Billings, set out to build a farm and forestry operation that would serve future generations as a model of wise stewardship. His farm ...

  • Dr Seuss National Memorial

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    (77 miles) Springfield

    In the centre of Springfield there is a park called The Quadrangle which contains sculptures of some of your favourite Dr.Seuss characters - great for photo opportunities

  • Plimoth Plantation

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    (78 miles) Plymouth

    A fascinating historical attractions for the family and kids as they can learn all about the the stories and tales about actual people who were part of the colony in 1627. A living history adventure ...

  • Lafayette Durfee House

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    (82 miles) Fall River

    Visit the historic home of Colonel Joseph Durfee who defended Fall River from the British. A historic adventure through the stories of the American Revolution.

  • Battleship Cove

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    (82 miles) Fall River

    Don't just learn about history, live it! At Battleship Cove, you will experience firsthand what it was like to serve on board a Navy warship in WWII. Plus Nautical Nights program where families stay ...

  • Connecticut Archaeology Center

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    (83 miles) Storrs

    The Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center are home to the University of Connecticut's Anthropological Collections and repre- sents the single largest repository of Connecticut ...

  • Coggeshall Farm Museum

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    (83 miles) Bristol

    Is a living history farm depicting Bristol's agrarian life in the year 1799 through live interpretation, historic structures, and heirloom plants and animals.

  • Smith's Castle

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    (89 miles) Wickford

    A step back in time as you experience Rhode Island in the 1600s! A fascinating historical experience for the whole family on your day out together.

  • Biomes Marine Biology Center

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    (92 miles) North Kingstown

    Biomes is a privately owned marine science education center focusing on hands-on programs for students and families in Southern New England.

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