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Address: 182 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820-4058
Phone Number: 603-742-1038
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12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Wed - Sun 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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great for children 5+ lots to see reasonable great presentation of wildfire,insects. artifacts.meteorite,rocks,etc a definite must see if your in Dover.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Marlene G
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Dover, New Hampshire
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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

great for children 5+ lots to see reasonable great presentation of wildfire,insects. artifacts.meteorite,rocks,etc a definite must see if your in Dover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Surprisingly great! Very fun mix of items on display here, but you really get a sense of Dover's history here. Great for kids and adults, from the stuffed polar bear to the military exhibit there,s no end to the interesting items on display. All the staff is friendly and helpful. Very good, old-fashioned museum in the best sense.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Found this museum on TA. We went there because we were interested in what life was like for the first settlers in the area in the 1600s. The garrison building was really cool and we really got a sense of things from the guide. He did a great job. There is a lot to see from different time periods so... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A great afternoon walk through Dover History. Dover was founded in 1623. The garrison is one of many garrisons that protected the colony during the 1600s. We learned about the sham battle that lead up to the Cocheco Massacre. We visited the home of Senator Hale, a US Senator during the time of Abraham Lincoln, and learned his family connections... More 

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1 Thank EBDover
Durham, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Amazing museum! All kinds of interesting and unexpected gems. There is a garrison in the back that shows a window into colonial New England life.

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Fun and funky, full of wonderful artifacts, but probably the one thing that stood out for us was the preserved frontier house, fortified and complete with keyhole windows. A fascinating glimpse into our pre-colonial past.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We live in NH and I can't believe we never heard of this museum until a local magazine spot-lighted it. Many different collections covering colonial times to present with emphasis on local (Dover) history. Very eclectic. Make sure you get the tour from the curator...he has a truly amazing amount of knowledge about the collections and local history. We expect... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very well maintained garrison house from the early 1600's. Has been under protected cover for 99 years. Built by English ship builders who were there getting timber for transport to England. Lots of detail and artifacts. Very interesting and informative guide. Well worth a visit.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This museum is wonderful. Hubby and I were thoroughly delighted by what we found here. This traditional early 20th century-style natural science, local history and art museum will keep you engrossed for hours. We recommend you plan to spend - at the very least - 2 hours, but 3-4 hours would be better. There's so much to see. Made up... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I have been here 4 times now and each time find something different. Great variety of exhibits will interest everyone from 10 to 90 years old.

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