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Dartmouth region is home to fine art and Native American history museums

Lathrop Gallery at Hood Museum of Art - Dartmouth, NH - Photo Credit Michael Moran
Hood Museum of Art

6 East Wheelock Street - at Dartmouth College Dartmouth, NH, 03755 Phone: 603-646-2808

16,000 square feet of gallery space that explores art from cultures across the globe. Explore one of the oldest and largest collections, with over 67,000 objects, of any college or university museum in the United States. Among the museum's most important holdings are six Assyrian stone reliefs from the palace of Ashurnasirpal II (about 900 BCE) and the remarkable fresco by José Clemente Orozco titled "The Epic of American Civilization" (1932–34), which is now a National Historic Landmark.
Hours: Year-round, Wednesday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission: Free.
The Fort at No.4 Living History Museum
The Fort at No.4 Living History Museum

267 Springfield Road (Route 11) Charlestown, NH, 03603 Phone: 603-826-5700

Travel back in time to Charlestown, New Hampshire in the 1740's to visit an authentically reconstructed settlement. Tour with guides dressed as original settlers of No. 4. Demonstrations of hearth cooking, musket firings, military drills and much more are conducted daily.
Hours: June-October, Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: Seniors age 55 and older, $7; adults, $10; youths age 13-17, $7; Children age 6-12, $5.
Information: www.fortat4.org.
Enfield Shaker Museum

24 Caleb Dyer Lane / 447 Route 4A Enfield, NH, 03748 Phone: 603-632-4346

This living history museum displays and explains the lives of the Shakers, who lived on and operated a farming community of this land for 200 years. Exhibits and events welcome visitors to understand the Shakers’ communal, idealistic way of life. There is a museum store.
Ascutney House and Garden - Saint Gaudens National Historic Site - Cornish, NH - Photo Credit St. Gaudens National Historic Site
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

139 Saint Gaudens Road Cornish, NH, 03745 Phone: 603-675-2175

This beautiful home, studio and property also functions as a museum and gallery of the works of American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, creator of 150 works of art, including the Standing Lincoln monument and the 1907 $20 gold piece is considered America's most beautiful coin.
Little Nature Museum

18 Highlawn Road Warner, NH Phone: 603-746-6121

The collections include rocks, minerals, fossils, sea life, insects, mounted birds and mammals, and plants. There are also interpretive exhibits, hands-on activities (with prizes for children), and interpretive trails to enjoy. Self-guided tours of the museum are available. Self-guided tours of the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum’s Medicine Woods Trail are available. A volunteer guide is available to assist visitors with a tour and/or assistance with hands-on activities. The museum is appropriate for adults and children.
Hours: Closed November to mid-May. During the rest of the year, open weekends and some holidays. Museum also is open by appointment on weekdays for groups of six or more guests. Friday and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.; Saturday and holidays, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Seniors and students, $4; families with two adults and children under age 18, $12; member of Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, half-priced; Native Americans, free.