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Address: The Mill Plaza, Laconia, NH 03246
Phone Number: (603) 524-8813
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This mill, no longer active, is one of the oldest of its kind in America,...

This mill, no longer active, is one of the oldest of its kind in America, built in 1823.

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Sweeping views from fire tower on Belknap Mountain

For a breathtaking 360 degree view of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range, highly recommend ascending Belknap Mountain in Laconia. To reach trailheads for the shortest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

For a breathtaking 360 degree view of Mount Washington and the Presidential Range, highly recommend ascending Belknap Mountain in Laconia. To reach trailheads for the shortest hikes up, pass through a neighborhood and past a parking area, where the road narrows. drive up this very windy Carriage Road for 15-20 minutes until it dead ends at a parking lot. From... More 

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Norfolk, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Very nice side trip on our way around the lake.loved the history. Doesn't take long to do the self tour. Staff very friendly. Donations only, no charge. The old building is beautiful.

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went to the mill to view some paintings on display by local artists. This is a well maintained historical building and has a working mill inside that was used to produce hosiery in the early 1900's. The mill has several business offices in it and is capable of hosting small gatherings and weddings.

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Thank tom646
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great for a walk with the family on a gorgeous summer or fall day. I love the history and charm of this quaint spot.

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Thank ErinnElisabeth
Sandwich, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A great place to host any event, wedding, meeting, art shows, etc. Old Mill operating for tourists making sox. Lots of concerts outdoors and indoors.

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gilford, nh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Garden Club does a great time getting greens ready, I lucked out purchasing a wonderful wreath, it lasted indoors for 3 months.. look at the current events lots of great times.

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New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Transformed into offices... some functions are held there and city hall is located in one - did a nice job -still remember my parents working for a living in another town close by. Hard jobs that they did every day for 8 to 10 hours without complaining - brings back memories better left alone..... Still, it's pretty...

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Lake City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was an interesting museum. It was small but had neat old machinery and it even had samples you could buy.

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Thank Karl S
Laconia, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you're hoping to find a full day of museum fun at the Belknap Mill, you'll probably be disappointed. But what you'll enjoy is an amazing glimpse into America's past. The historic mill ("New Hampshire's Meeting House") was built to copy a nearby Massachusetts mill that is generally credited with 'starting' the Industrial Revolution... this is now the oldest unaltered... More 

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Aztec, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very interesting. No guided tour. Walked around on our own. Equipment room had charts and pictures with good explanations. Some recorded information available. Nice gift shop. Volunteers friendly.

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