White Mountains region is home to fine art and American history museums
Museum of American Weather
South Common Haverhill, NH, 03765 Phone: 603-989-3167
Mount Washington Valley Children’s Museum
2936 White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH Phone: 603-356-2992
Mount Washington State Park Sherman Adams Visitor Center, 1598 Mt Washington Auto Road Sargent's Purchase, NH Phone: 603-466-3347
The "Extreme Mount Washington" exhibit delivers the science and excitement of a Mount Washington through high-tech, hands-on exhibits. The weather station and Extreme Mount Washington exhibit are housed inside the Mount Washington State Park Sherman Adams Visitor Center. The summit is accessible mid-May to mid-October by car (via the Mt. Washington Auto Road), train (via the Mount Washington Cog Railway), and foot (via several hiking trails).
In winter, the Mount Washington Observatory offers day and overnight snowcat trips, and it partners with several area climbing schools to offer guided mountaineering ascents. Learn more at the Summit Adventures page.
Hours: May to mid-October, daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., weather permitting.
Admission: Adults, $3; children over age 6, $1.
New England Ski Museum
Exit 34B, I-93/Franconia Notch Parkway Franconia, NH, 03580 Phone: 603-823-7177
Museum of the White Mountains
34 Highland Street Plymouth, NH, 03264 Phone:
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays, holidays, and on Tuesdays in the summer.
Gorham Historical Society and Rail Museum
25 Railroad Street Gorham, NH Phone: 603-466-5338
Hours: Open Memorial Day-Columbus Day, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Donations are requested.