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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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Fun, interesting and quirky

Great for a rainy afternoon. MANY interesting artifacts. The site itself is interesting with many historical pieces.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Judith G
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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great for a rainy afternoon. MANY interesting artifacts. The site itself is interesting with many historical pieces.

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Thank Judith G
Dover, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The combination of U.S. and local New Hampshire history was so interesting. The artifacts are top notch and we need to go back to finish.

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Thank Wayne H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Woodman Institute as I volunteer at the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce and wanted to be able to answer questions visitors might have about it. I am also interested in the history of this area and this museum has many stories to tell through guides who bring the history alive. There are many collections that have been... More 

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Thank Anne M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a great piece of local history, boasting collections from history to natural history to random rotating collections like Coca Cola bottles. They have so many great stories and facts about the area, and their volunteers are extremely educated and friendly. It's an inexpensive museum, plus if you live locally, you can get discounted tickets at the library.... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank elissa s
Dover, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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

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Thank nsherry2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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.

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Thank HappyCampersNH
Hicksville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 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 

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