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Address: 40 Bodwell Road, Manchester, NH
Phone Number: 603-669-8919
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A must see for any Boy Scout

I came across this place on TA and decided my trip would be a waste if I didn't go and visit. The door was locked when I arrived, but the director of the museum answered when I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Sicklerville, New Jersey
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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I came across this place on TA and decided my trip would be a waste if I didn't go and visit. The door was locked when I arrived, but the director of the museum answered when I knocked. Introducing myself as an Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow member he gave me the full deluxe tour. The museum itself... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Founded about 30 years ago by a couple of well known NH scouters; Max Silber and Lawrence Lee, this place is a scouting mecca. Their display covers all aspects of the Boy Scout movement from its' founder Lord Baden-Powell in 1910 to the program as it is currently enjoyed. There are displays of memorabilia from all decades including: the jamborees,... More 

2 Thank 112bal
Greenfield, MA
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Even my scouts were pleasantly surprised by this gem. We were treated to a great history of scouting via large display of scouting artifacts, including many that trace directly to Baden-Powell. Commentary provided as needed by a knowledgeable director with good humor and an understand of scout-aged kids. Impressive displays that convey the breadth and depth of scouting world-wide as... More 

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Albemarle, North Carolina
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was the most scouting materials I have ever seen in one place. The displays were very well done, well kept and this was definitely worth the trip!!!

Thank Rhonda T
Derry, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

If you are interested in Scouting at all, this is a great place to check out! They have a lot of historical items (ranging from uniforms to books to camping supplies etc).

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

There are a lot of interesting artaffacts from the begining of scouting till now. You will learn a lot about how scouting came into being.and how they learned to survive in the wilderness.

1 Thank Bernice D
Hampton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This museum is very large and a must see for the scouting enthusiast. Large collections of every kind of memorabilia and docents that are very knowledgeable. The area where the museum is located is quite pretty, too, and worth a look.

1 Thank acgypsy1
Mount Holly, North Carolina
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492 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Located at Camp Carpenter on a scenic lake, this is a very comprehensive museum! The Max Silber Library is complete and impressive. A Must see for any scouter!

1 Thank Piseu

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