The Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum - Charlestown
Located along the shore of the Connecticut River at Charlestown, NH, The Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum is dedicated to the memory of men and women who helped shape Vermont and New Hampshire during the early 1700's. This historically correct re-creation helps educate people about the day-to-day living as well as historical events that took place at this location during this important period of American History.
Ruggles Mine - Grafton
Commercial production of mica in the United States first began at the Ruggles Mine in 1803. New Hampshire was the sole producer until 1868. Mica was first extracted with hand drills, black powder and horse drawn dump carts, then with steam drills and winches, and in recent years with dynamite, from the solid rock on Isinglass Mountain.
The mine is famous for its huge books of mica, measuring 3 to 4 feet across and weighing over 100 pounds. The Bon Ami Company operated the mine from 1932 to 1959 for feldspar, mica and beryl. Feldspar production during this period ran about 10,000 tons per year. During this time, one mass of beryl was found which filled 3 freight cars and paid for the entire year's operations.
America's Stonehenge - North 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 one of the oldest man-made sites in the United States and is over 4,000 years old. Archaeological excavation at the site has uncovered an amazing range of historic and pre-historic artifacts-from stone tools, pottery and ancient old world scripts to 18th and 19th century house wares, and manacles possibly removed from slaves who used the site as a stop on the Underground Railroad in the 1830's and 1840's.
Canterbury Shaker Village - Canterbury
Take a step back in time and experience 200 years of the Shaker way of life. There are 25 original buildings situated on a rolling hilltop surrounded by open fields, woodlots, and ponds. A guided tour will introduce the customs, inventions, furniture, architecture, and values of this utopian society. Watch crafts being made in the Shaker tradition, including oval boxes, brooms, poplarware and dovetailed totes. Explore the Physician's Botanical garden and three easily accessible nature trails to millponds, archeological remains of old mills and dam sites.
Mount Washington - Mount Washington
Opened in 1861, the Mt. Washington Auto Road is America's oldest manmade tourist attraction and one of the most popular destinations in New Hampshire. As soon as the snow clears in May, the Auto Road opens and guests can travel up to the summit of the highest peak in the Northeast, 6,288-foot Mt. Washington. Take a guided tour in an Auto Road van with an experienced and knowledgeable stage driver and learn about the mountain's ecology, history, legends and lore - or take your own vehicle and receive a free informative audio tour on cassette or CD.