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Woodman Institute Museum

182 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820-4058
+1 603-742-1038
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Great place for local NH history.

This museum has so much information about Dover and local history, as well as military history... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
VM1168
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Hidden jewel

Loved the tour of the garrison house. Helped us imagine what it was like to live in Dover long... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dshea2018
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Dover, New Hampshire
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Museum campus has four buildings, featuring natural scince,local history,decorative arts, and contemporary art. Considered NH,s most eclectic museum. Yankee magazine award for best small museum in New England. Founded in 1916.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“polar bear” (10 reviews)
“garrison house” (23 reviews)
“hidden gem” (8 reviews)
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182 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820-4058
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+1 603-742-1038
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum has so much information about Dover and local history, as well as military history. They also have an original gabel house with history about the original owners who lived there in the 1600 's(I believe that was the time in history.) Anyway, I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the tour of the garrison house. Helped us imagine what it was like to live in Dover long ago. Beware there are stuffed animals in the main building.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has the feel of an old, natural history museum - with collections donated from area collectors. Everything from Native American stuff to minerals, displayed in glass cases. The old garrison is definitely worth a look. This is not an inexpensive visit - at $13/adult.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Very interesting museum with many different collections from nature, history, furniture and local history. The docents were friendly and very knowledgeable. It has a lot to see, so a second visit will be planned!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Woodman Institute Museum in Dover, NH is truly a hidden treasure. Around every corner and each floor is an amazing adventure. You will be surprised at what you will see and experience at the Woodman Institute.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

They have a great selection of local history including one of the few remaining garrison house's left in the country. There is something for all ages with displays of local items from all over the seacoast and a amazing collection of rock samples. All around...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

After growing up in Seacoast New Hampshire, it was a visit long overdue. Lots to see in a vast eclectic collection. Much is pertinent to the area, but many items are from far and wide. Very much worth a visit!

Thank Eeepee98
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Limited hours but fascinating museum, small but a little of everything! Great colonial history. Interesting exhibits. Take time to ask questions!

Thank dani20172017
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Multiple buildings jam packed with history. The docents are friendly and knowledgeable. Wander around and find weird and wonderful treasures at every turn. Abraham Lincoln's saddle, a 3 legged chicken, Samurai armor, an old garrison building and creepy antique dolls....they have it all!

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

When an event we planned to attend was cancelled, we had a free afternoon in the Portsmouth-Dover area so I looked for something on Trip Advisor. The recent reviews of the Woodman Institute Museum were unformly excellent so we thought we'd spend an hour there....More

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BonnyDover_NH
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Response from EBDover | Reviewed this property |
The Woodman institute is opened Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm. You might also wnt to check put its Night at the museum October 9 - 10.
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