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Woodman Institute Museum

182 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820-4058
603-742-1038
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Ranked #2 of 7 attractions in Dover
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We had a guided tour of the three buildings including the 17th century garrison house. Everyone gets a personal guided tour jam packed with lots of historical information and objects from bygone eras. There is a huge polar bear at the main entrance who greets guests. Although small by big city standards this museum holds its own because of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I came to Dover after going to what seemed to be every museum in Massachusetts. We can't say enough good things about the Woodman Institute Museum! There is such a wide variety of exhibits- everything from natural history to early colonial settlements to the Civil War. We LOVED it-- the staff was very helpful and informative, and... More

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Charleston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

My favorite museum ever! It has everything from a 4 legged chicken to an original 1675 garrison house. Helpful staff guide you through and are a wealth of information. Highly recommend to anyone in the area. It is a great value also. This is a MUST on any trip through new england.

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Ocala Fl
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Can remember going there as a kid and that was 50 years ago went again last year and it was super they have done a great job

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York Harbor, Maine
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Wandered in while visiting Dover. A nice little museum spread across three houses on the edge of downtown. The place is crammed full of stuff, all kinds of stuff. Taxidermy from small animals to a 10 foot polar bear and more than one moose. Butterflies and moths. Rocks and gems. Dolls. Military history. Dover history. An antique fire truck. A... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Top notch attraction. Fun, unique Museum for the entire family. One of kind items mixed with historical and scientific offerings. A great place, for enjoyment and learning. Make sure you see the Garrison house.

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Somersworth
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I have lived in this area for 30 years and only recently visited this museum on a school field trip. It will now be on my list of places to take all of my out-of-town guests! Especially love the old house hidden in the back!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I love the Woodman Institute, and wish more people knew more about it. It's kind of a modge podge of collections, but all equally great. Every few months, they change an exhibit in the front. My favorite it the Garrison out back that you can go inside and see what it was like living in New Hampshire in the 1600s.... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have been many times and always something new. It is a great place for adults and children. If you are interested in History this is the place to spend a long afternoon.

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Rollinsford, New Hampshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The Woodman Institute Museum is a conveniently located, and often underrated piece of local charm. While it may seem like an unassuming old house from the street, you will find room after room of historical artifacts. There are actually four houses included on the property, all full to the brim with information and antique pieces from the Dover area, New... More

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