267 Springfield Road (Route 11)Charlestown, NH, 03603Phone: 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.
The Hood preserves 65,000 works of art representing ancient civilizations, Asia, America, Europe, Africa, Papua New Guinea, and many other regions. Selections that are always on view encompass ancient, Asian, and European prints, paintings, and sculpture, American Colonial silver and paintings and sculpture to 1948, and major works of modern and contemporary art.
Hours: Year-round, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; closed Mondays.
139 Saint Gaudens RoadCornish, NH, 03745Phone: 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.
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.
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.