Historic Walking Tours
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. from May 23rd through September 24th, 2015
Departs from the Chamber Visitor Center, 550 Central Avenue, Dover
Settled in 1623, Dover is the oldest continuous settlement in New Hampshire and seventh oldest in the United States. On the Guided Tours of Historic Dover, you will stroll down the Central Avenue Business District while learning about the rise and fall of the textile industry, "Dover's Black Day" and notable visitors and residents of Dover's past. You will also visit the Cochecho, Bellamy, and Piscataqua Rivers that gave Dover its economic advantage, from ship building to farming, to leading the way in cotton manufactured goods from the 1820s to 1880s.
Tours begin at the Chamber Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Reservations suggested, but not required, and can be made by calling 603-742-2218. Tour Costs are $8 per person or $5 per person for families of 4 or more.
Walking shoes and water bottles are recommended as the tours generally last an hour and a half. Private group tours are also available upon request.
NEW! Architecture Tours
New this year are architecture tours on August 1st and 15th, 2015. These tours meet at the Locust Street parking lot for St. Joesph's Church at 180 Locust Street in Dover, NH. Tour must be reserved in advance and the cost is $10 per person.
Returning for its second year will be a Pine Hill Cemetary Tour on September 19th and 24th, 2015. The Cemetery tour meets at the Pine Hill Cemetery Chapel at 131 Central Avenue in Dover, NH. Tour must be reserved in advance and the cost is $10 per person.