Northern New Hampshire offers an amazing variety of activities for visitors, with world-class fishing, hunting, hiking, paddling and much more. But this part of the Granite State isn’t only for outdoor adventure. It also has a wide variety of other attractions that are interesting, educational and a lot of fun.
Among the most unique and fascinating attractions in the region is the nearby Poore Farm Museum. A visit to Poore Farm is like stepping back in time. It is a historic homestead and museum that portrays what life was like in the area from 1830 to 1980. The house, barns and out-buildings are all in authentic condition and reflect their original use and era.
The Poore Farm Museum is considered by many people to be the most important historic landmark in the state. It is the last remaining, original 100-acre historic farm settlement of its kind in the North Country. It is home to a large collection of historical clothing, artifacts, newspapers, magazines and diaries. It has an extensive collection of Civil War correspondence and memorabilia. The farm also has hand tools, horse drawn wagons and farming equipment.
In addition to its exhibits, the farm hosts a wide variety of activities, including picnics, tours, demonstrations and live music events. Also on the museum grounds is the Bishop Brook Gorge Nature Center, which encompasses a 70-acre portion of Poore land and has a trail system, primitive campsite and an environmental study center.
To learn more about visiting the Poore Farm Museum, visit their website at www.poorefarm.org