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Belknap Mill

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Unique piece of history of the area!

We had a wonderful tour of the hosiery mill by Maggie! We learned so much about the industry and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
McLean, Virginia
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enjoy coming here for Xmas displays and buying gifts

Near the holidays each year they have a viewing of the Xmas Trees. I always buy my wreaths here... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Norma A
Gilford, New Hampshire
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This mill, no longer active, is one of the oldest of its kind in America, built in 1823.
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The Mill Plaza, Laconia, NH 03246
+1 603-524-8813
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful tour of the hosiery mill by Maggie! We learned so much about the industry and the local area. She made history come alive and was a wealth of knowledge that we greatly appreciated. Also had the pleasure of meeting a local...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 690CT
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Near the holidays each year they have a viewing of the Xmas Trees. I always buy my wreaths here. Also they have great decorations for your table and home.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Norma A
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Exceeded expectations. Very well preserved and run brick hosiery mill built in 1823. Highlights include the power room with all the original wheels, belts, and gearing. Excellent written explanations make a self tour easy. If you are lucky, perhaps a volunteer could help guide you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank marko18745
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Neat place to see history of area....worth a stop if you are in the area!! Maggie gives a great lesson on the place and on Thursday you can see how the old sock knitting machine works

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lisa S
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

It's full of history how i know this is because i do an after school program there and we use it for that reason.Even if it is a work place for people

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank case k
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Visited the Belknap Mill and was greeted by a very knowledgeable lady at the front desk. She gave my family and I a tour of the first floor of the mill. One room had artwork, the other vintage machinery, and the best part..... the back...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ChickenLady1
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Where else can you find original knitting machines that still actually work? There are many exhibits and some wonderful gifts to purchase that you do not find everywhere. The mill also hosts many community events and has music in the park every week during the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank slcats
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Across the river from the mill is Mill Plaza. It's a pretty little park at the corner of Union & Main that overlooks the river and the mill. Very pleasant place for a short walk or a picnic on a nice day. Clean and convenient....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank GFish4
Reviewed July 12, 2017

I enjoyed seeing how real socks are made. The place looks and smells like it did over 100 years ago. I like looking at the water fall that used to run the mill.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank thomasselling
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Free concert was held on the 3rd floor of this historic Mill because the rain kept the Carter Mountain Band from performing in the Gazebo on the lawn of the Mill. The Mill is a treasure...art work to see...gift shop to browse...antique sewing machines to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Valerie K
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