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Woodman Institute Museum

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

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Something for everyone!

One year, I was there for father's day. It was a perfect destination for families. The children found to much that they loved. They have an entire collection of stuffed wild... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Dover, New Hampshire
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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One year, I was there for father's day. It was a perfect destination for families. The children found to much that they loved. They have an entire collection of stuffed wild animals including a huge polar bear. They have a spectacular mineral collection. There is a doll collection, history of boy scout collection, a military weapon collection,an Abraham Lincoln collection,... More 

Thank polarbear603
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My 8 year old son loved the rocks and mineral room as well as other areas of the place. We spent a good amount of time - about 2 hours. It was fun learning about how they lived along time ago too when we toured the old house.

Thank elissa s
Dover, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is okay museum. It can be boring at times. I been seberal times over the years and nothing really new,

Thank nsherry2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is relatively small but is jam packed with amazing things from the past. Everything from Lincoln's saddle to stuffed animals to rock specimens to an original Garrison. The people working there are friendly and helpful. Great way to spend part of a day.

Thank HappyCampersNH
Hicksville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An intense museum packed with the most intriguing historic and natural artifacts! A visitor could spend days at the museum and still not fully take in all of the very well displayed mementos. The best part of the museum is the narratives from the docents who are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The museum would not be good for people with... More 

Thank Lorene B
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss the Garrison House! Built in 1675 and well-preserved, it is amazing! It's 1 of 4 buildings on site, so if you're short on time, see this one first. The guide was great and gave us all kinds of information about it and that era. It was fascinating to find out all of the genius ways the residents kept... More 

Thank Sue N
Dover, New Hampshire, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum with something for everyone. Over 100 years old, four buildings packed with a wide range of artifacts, Some folks say this is the best museum in NH.

Thank Dave D
New Durham, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to learn some of the very interesting local history that I never knew of even though I have spent nearly ten years of my life within ten miles of Dover. The curator Tom, was an excellent tour quite filled with details of the past and antidotes of times gone by and and how they have affected modern... More 

Thank David P
Berwick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our Girl Scout troop here and were amazed at all this museum has to offer. The butterfly collection was so much fun to view. We'll be back for more.

Thank LucyLu801
Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The Woodman Institute & Museum is one of my favorite museums to browse. There are so many things to see. I visit at least twice a year, once for a highlighted exhibit and again for the classic and antique car show. My most-recent visit was for the special exhibit at Keefe House Gallery, the newest of the four buildings on... More 

Thank Maurene_K

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