Historic Walking Tours
There will be four regularly scheduled downtown walking tours. The Downtown Walking Tours will leave from the Chamber parking lot, proceeding through the downtown area including narratives outlining the early settlement period through the manufacturing period which began its demise in 1896. Tours begin at the Chamber Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling 603.742.2218 or 603.767.4804. Downtown Walking Tours cost $8 per person or $5 per person for families of 4 or more. These tours will be on June 3, July 1, August 26 and September 16.
There are also two other tours available by request and appointment only:
The Cemetery Tour which begins at the Pine Hill Cemetery Chapel and includes a history of Dover’s burial grounds, and anecdotal stories as you visit the graves of people who were part of Dover’s history. The Cemetery Tour will not be available on July 1st as the Historic Homes Architectural Tour will be held on that day instead.
The Architectural Tour of historic buildings starts at the Woodman Museum and features information about construction, architectural techniques, and the historic significance of those who built or occupied these buildings, the earliest of which was constructed in 1785. The next Historic Homes Architectural Tour will be held on July 1st.
These two tours cost $10 per person, with a $25 limit for a family (under the same roof). Comfortable walking shoes, hats and bottled water are suggested, since the tours generally last for an hour and a half. Groups may arrange for tours at other than the scheduled weekend tours with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 persons at a cost of $8 per person. Contact the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce at (603)742-2218 or 603.767.4804 for information and/or reservations.