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Top 8 Attractions in New Hampshire

Popular New Hampshire landmarks and tourist spots
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    The Folsom Tavern at the American Independence Museum in Exeter, New Hampshire.
    Located in Exeter, New Hampshire, the American Independence Museum is one of the Historic landmarks in the area. It is one acre that contains the Folsom Tavern that was built around 1775 and the Ladd-Gilman home built around 1721. This museum highlights the role of the Gilmans during the American Revolutionary War and their contributions to the country's founding ...

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  • For those who love the outdoors, White Mountain in the state of New Hampshire is one of the most relaxing places in New England. With magnificent mountains, spectacular foliage in the fall, wildlife, and some of the most picturesque scenes in the northeast, this area is a great place for a great vacation. The flowers in the spring, beautiful lakes, fall foliage, and a winter wonderland of snow makes this are one that is enjoyable for the entire family ...

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  • Located in beautiful Concord, New Hampshire, the New Hampshire State House provides the home to the Governor of the state of New Hampshire, the General Court, and the Executive Council. This is the oldest state house in the United States and the legislature still uses this striking building that had construction begun in 1816. It is designed in the Greek "Revival" technique with lovely granite and the huge Corinthian columns lining the front of the building ...

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  • Originally named Fort William and Mary, this fort was originally built in 1791 at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, as a stronghold to protect the town of Portsmith, New Hampshire. When the shipyards were created further up the river on Fernald's Island in the early 1800s, the walls of this fort were fortified, made higher, and when several new buildings were added, the name was changed to Fort Constitution. The fort was expanded again during the Civil war as granite citadel, as it stands today ...

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  • Ragged Neck Harbor is one of the most scenic harbors in New Hampshire, and is home to the Rye Harbor State Park. Imagine sitting on one of the picnic tables, enjoying a lovely lunch and watching the elegant sail boats floating gracefully around the harbor. This state park consists of 63 acres of land with waterfront access to the Atlantic Ocean.

    Just enjoying the sunshine and the views of the Rye Harbor State Park may not be enough for some visitors, so there are other activities available in this wonderful harbor ...

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  • Imagine walking through one of the most beautiful botanical gardens with a spectacular view of the North Atlantic Ocean. Well that's certainly what the Fuller Gardens in North Hampton, New Hampshire, has to offer. Just think of strolling through the spectacular rose gardens, not to mention enjoying the lovely fragrance of these beautiful flowers, and enjoying the bright sunny day ...

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  • One of many wonderful footbridges that allow visitors to cross over a river is the Cocheco River Footbridge. This is a somewhat newer bridge, built around the mid 1990s, that is the only footbridge in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire that is actually covered; and no vehicles of any kind are allowed on the bridge. Hikers will enjoy the bridge that allows them to get across the river to the Dover's Henry Law Park on the opposite side of the Cocheco River ...

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  • It sounds almost unbelievable that three small words – Isles of Shoals – can induce romanticism to such an extent as they do. The Isles of Shoals is a group of nine small islands nearly six miles away from the New England coast, spanning the borders of New Hampshire and Maine. These were first sited by an English explorer, Capt. John Smith, in 1614. Initially, these islands served the purpose of seasonal fishing camps by Native Americans and gradually got transformed into chief fishing area for the young British and French colonies ...

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