Itinerary - Experience our Culture on our Museum and Historical Tour

Lakes Region Association of New Hampshire
PO Box 737 • 61 Laconia Road, Tilton NH 03276
(603) 286-8008 |

Properties in blue are members of the Lakes Region Association of New Hampshire.
We are happy to assist by contacting our members on your behalf for research, pricing and logistics. Call us at 603-286-8008 and ask for Amy or Kim.

Here is just one of many tours you can put together to accommodate your groups interests. Below find listings for these and other experiences available in the historic and beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire.

Call us at 603-286-8008 for assistance is creating the perfect experience for your group based on your time, budget and interests. We also have step-on guides available to facilitate your trip.

10:00 am Experience a new Village adventure with every visit at the historicCanterbury Shaker Village:tours, exhibits, crafts, gardens, concerts, art classes, festivals, fine dining, shopping and more. (603) 783-9511.

12:00 pm Spend lunch at the contemporary Shaker-inspired cuisine at the Canterbury Shaker Table Restaurant. Variety of seasonal appetizers, salads, entrees and fabulous desserts. 603-783-4238.

1:30 pm Tour through downtown Laconia on the historic river walk making a stop at the oldest, unaltered brick textile mill in America, the Belknap Mill. This only industrial knitting museum in the U.S. was built in 1823 and the only building left that represents the first stage of the Industrial Revolution. 603-524-8813

2:00 pm Take a cruise on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee to learn the history of the lake and many islands U.S. Mailboat M/V Sophie C – the oldest floating post office in the United States (since 1892), is also the only U.S. Mailboat on an inland waterway. (603) 366-5531

3:15 pm or 4:30 pm Scenic cruise on M/S Mount Washington Cruises

America's Stonehenge - Salem
4,000 year old megalithic site and astronomical calendar built by an ancient culture. New visitors center and gift shop. Open Year Round. Snowshowing. Rentals available. Open Year-round.105 Haverhill Road, Salem, NH 03079. (603) 893-8300

Belknap Mill Society - Laconia
Built in 1823, the Belknap Mill is the oldest, unaltered brick textile mill in America and the "Official Meeting House of New Hampshire". Weekdays 9am - 5:00pm. Open Year-round. The Mill Plaza, Laconia, NH 03246. (603) 524-8813

Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train - N. Woodstock
"The Restaurant With The Constantly Changing View"
Enjoy a 20 mile, 2-hour trip through the fields and forest along the banks of the picturesque Pemigewasset River in our historic train cars. Savor 5 courses against a backdrop of ever-changing scenery. Located in the heart of the White Mountains. Reservations recommended. Rte 112, N Woodstock, 03262. (603) 745-3500 (800) 699-3501 (outside NH)

Canterbury Shaker Village & The Shaker Table Restaurant - Canterbury
National Historic Landmark preserving 200 years of Shaker life on 694 acres, 25 original buildings, gardens, and trails. The Shaker Table Restaurant and a great Museum Store. Open daily, May - Oct and Weekends Nov, Dec & Apr. 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury, NH 03224, (603) 783-9511

Castle in the Clouds - Moultonborough
Enjoy truly breathtaking views from this spectacular turn-of-the-century sixteen-room Arts & Crafts mansion overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee. Walk or hike our 45-miles of trails, stroll the winding paths along beautiful gardens and gorgeous waterfalls, feed the giant trout in Shannon Pond, visit our New Hampshire-themed gift shop and our new Art Gallery. Enjoy a delicious lunch, snack and refreshments at our Carriage House Café and Patio. Rt 171, 455 Old Mountain Rd. Moultonborough, NH 03254. (603) 476-5900.

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center & Planetarium - Concord
3-2-1...Blast off to fun and experience astronomy and space science in New England's most technologically advanced planetarium. Our 40-foot dome comes alive with breathtaking immersive video, incredible sound, and a sharp, full color star field. For a list of shows and events visit our website or call 603-271-STAR. 2 Institute Drive, Concord, NH 03301 603-271-7831

Hampshire Pewter Co. - Wolfeboro
Tour Hampshire Pewter to watch craftsmen create beautiful pewter tableware and our famous Christmas ornaments. Hampshire Pewter offers tours in the summer & fall and free catalogs of our pewter giftware and ornaments. PO Box 1570, 43 Mill Street, 03894. (603) 569-4944 (800) 639-7704

Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Museum -Weirs
Discover the history and heritage of Lake Winnipesaukee. Historical photos, maps, artifacts and memorabilia. Open all year. Free admission. Route 3 between Weirs Beach and Meredith, Weirs Beach, NH 03247 603-366-5950

Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum - Warner
MKIM offers a facinating journey into the world of the American Indian. Learn how these cultures lived in harmony with all of nature. Our guided tours take you through 12,000 years of history, with over 1,000 artifacts on display representing native material culture of yesterday and today. The outdoor Medicine Woods Nature Trail guides you through terrain planted with various plants, bushes, trees and herbs used by American Indians for food, medicines, tools and dyes. Kearsarge Mountain Road, PO Box 142, Warner NH 03278 (603) 456-2600

Mount Washington Cog Railway - Bretton Woods
Climb aboard the world's 1st mountain climbing railway for an unforgettable journey to the summit of New England's highest peak, Mt. Washington! Open year round. Museum, restaurant & gift shop. 6 miles off Rte 302, Base Road, Bretton Woods, NH 03275. (603) 278-5404 (800) 922-8825 (outside NH). for schedule details and advance ticket purchase (recommended)

Museum of NH History - Concord
Exhibitions on the state's heritage and traditions as well as a variety of programs for children and adults. The museum's Hands-on History Family Room offers activities that make learning fun for children. The museum is fully accessible. Open year-round. 6 Eagle Square, Concord, NH 03301 603-228-6688

NH Boat Museum - Wolfeboro Falls
Enjoy an educational and entertaining walk through the history of a wonderful age on the beautiful lakes of New Hampshire. Open Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Mon-Sat 10-4, Sunday Noon-4. Wonderful exhibits on the Golden Age of Summers. Check our website for current events. 397 Center Street, Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896 (603) 569-4554

New Hampshire Farm Museum - Milton
Reconnect with the past and learn about 3 centuries of rural life in NH. Explore the 50 acre working farm that includes the historic Jones farmhouse, a blacksmith shop, farm animals and a nature trail. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open Wed-Sunday May through October, programs offered year round. 1305 White Mountain Highway, Milton 03851 (603)652-7840

Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad & Dinner Train - Meredith
Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad departs Meredith & Weirs Beach daily late June thru Labor Day, Weekends, Memorial Day weekend thru mid-June, Sept & Oct. Call 603-745-2135 for schedule & fares. 154 Main Street, Meredith, 03253. (603) 279-5253 (603) 745-2135

Wright Museum of WWII History - Wolfeboro
Step back in time to the Home Front during the years 1939 - 1945. Visit the Wright Museum which showcases the most enterprising years in America. PO Box 1212, 77 Center Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894 (603) 569-1212

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Lakes Region Tourism Association    |    PO Box 737,  Route 3, Exit 20, Tilton NH 03276    |    (603) 286-8008 / (800) 60-LAKES    |

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