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Woodman Institute Museum

182 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820-4058
+1 603-742-1038
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Unexpected treasure

The Woodman Institute Museum has a number of different exhibits, the 17th century Garrision House... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
A Historical Must See

If you like colonial to recent New Hampshire history, fine art, colonial artifacts, taxidermy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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.
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  • Average5%
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182 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820-4058
+1 603-742-1038
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Woodman Institute Museum has a number of different exhibits, the 17th century Garrision House would be a strong attraction alone, but the rest is equally good. The staff have many interesting anecdotes and snippets of information that bring the past alive.

Thank gaelflyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like colonial to recent New Hampshire history, fine art, colonial artifacts, taxidermy, rocks and minerals, military artifacts, a 17th century garrison house, and much more, this is a must see. If you aren't interested in one floor, maybe you will be in another....More

Thank bogblogger
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Woodman Museum is a gem with a surprising array of fine exhibits. Examples include the last saddle President Lincoln rode, fascinating history of world-famous Cochecho prints, and the story of John Wilkes Booth's fiance at the time of his crime. The Garrison House dates...More

Thank James V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw a piece on Woodmans on Chronicle. Knew we wanted to go there. But it was even better than we expected. The main exhibits, birds, animals, insects, the history of the institute, was all good. Then touring the Damm Garrison and the Hale house, was...More

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

was very surprised a great place tour guides and just tons of things to look at allow a lot of time you will need it!

Thank 29ratatude
Reviewed 22 June 2017

If you are in the seacoast area of NH you have to take the time and visit the Woodman Museum. There are 4 buildings to tour (3 floors of wonderful artifacts and memorabilia in 2 buildings, 2 floors plus the carriage barn in the 3rd...More

Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Huge display of gems and stones, an actual 1600's Garrison home! Very knowledgeable docents! Lincoln Memorabilia!!! Beautiful display of wildlife taxidermy...and so much more!!!!

Thank NHJenn
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The Woodman Museum is has such a unique character. From the outside this museum does not look like much but on the inside is such a story of history of Dover and beyond. This museum takes you back to a time that you read about...More

Thank shergirl
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

They have something for every age and interest. From a huge polar bear to antique dolls, from Civil War long guns to Dover make textiles , there are displays. The stuff is nice and knowledgeable.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The museum is very well run by a staff of dedicated and helpful people. The place has 4 buildings - each housing different and interesting items. We found thecontents to be varied, well displayed, and informational. The staff was extremely helpful and informative. We would...More

Thank ukulelelady2016
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13 July 2015|
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.