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Area Attractions

Students enjoy downtown Concord because it is so close to the University of New Hampshire School of Law and its renowned Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property.

Below you'll find a sampling of the area's attractions. We also offer a fuller list of things to do in Concord as well as regional attractions.

Concord, New Hampshire

Capital Center for the Arts, 44 South Main St., (603) 225-1111
The Capitol Center for the Arts is the largest and most successful performing arts center in New Hampshire and has helped position Concord as a cultural destination.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, 3 Institute Drive, (603) 271-7827
The most technically advanced planetarium in the world was built as a way to remember the educational goals of the world's first Teacher in Space, Christa McAuliffe.

NH Historical Society and Museum, 6 Eagle Square, (603) 228-6688
This museum provides exhibits on all aspects of New Hampshire's cultural heritage.

New Hampshire State Library, 20 Park St., (603) 271-2144
The oldest state library in the United States, designed in 1893.

Pierce Manse, 14 Penacook St., (603) 224-5954
Built in 1838, the Pierce Manse is where Franklin and Jane Pierce lived before he became the 14th President of the United States.

Manchester, New Hampshire

Verizon Wireless Arena, Elm Street, (603) 644-5000
Home to the Manchester Monarchs, an American Hockey League affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, and also the site of national touring concerts and events.

New Hampshire Fisher Cats Ballpark, Commercial Street, (603) 641-2055
This state-of-the-art facility is set along the banks of the Merrimack River and is home to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, a AA affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Currier Museum of Art, 201 Myrtle Way, (603) 669-6144
The Currier is an internationally renowned art museum located in Manchester. The museum also owns the nearby Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House.

Manchester Historic Association, 129 Amherst St., (603) 622-7531
Founded in 1896, the Association's collection recalls the city's heritage. Features include books, manuscripts, maps, photographs, genealogical and business records, costumes, furniture, Indian artifacts, fine art, and antique fire fighting equipment.

Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., (603) 668-5588
The Palace Theatre is a beautifully restored 870-seat professional performing arts center.

Canterbury, New Hampshire

Canterbury Shaker Village
Canterbury Shaker Village consists of 25 original Shaker buildings, and three reconstructed Shaker buildings set on 694 acres of gardens and nature trails, allowing visitors to experience over 200 years of Shaker history.

Loudon, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Located 10 miles north of Concord, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway is New England's only super speedway. It is host to a variety of races, including two NASCAR Sprint Cup series races.

Henniker, New Hampshire

Pats Peak Ski Area
Located in nearby Henniker, Pats Peak is one of the state's most accessible learn-to-ski-and-snowboard mountains.

Dover, New Hampshire

Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington St., Dover, (603) 742-2002

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth is a beautiful, historic seaport just 45 minutes east of Concord.

Strawbery Banke, Hancock Street, (603) 433-1100
Step back in time to the Portsmouth of 300 years ago. Visit each of nine furnished houses and period gardens on the 10-acre site.

Portsmouth Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., (603) 436-2400
The Music Hall serves as Portsmouth's premier spot for live entertainment and film.

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, 315 Market St., (603) 431-5500
Cruise through Portsmouth Harbor and out to the Historic Isles of Shoals.

For more information on attractions throughout the state of New Hampshire, see