Durham in Stafford County, New Hampshire is home to more than 14,000 people and is where you can find the University of New Hampshire. The town gives you breathtaking scenery and the slow, relaxing pace of life in New England. However, it also gives you access to the best in arts, culture, and modern amenities. Visit and fall in love with the town onboard a charter bus in Durham, New Hampshire.
Catch an evening show at the new Whittemore Center at the University of New Hampshire or go out and have your fill of theater at the Seacoast Repertory.
You can also visit the Durham Pubic Library and use its research tools to know more about the town's past and its cultural heritage. The library also hosts various events and activities, such as storytelling sessions, book groups, acoustic open mic, book discussions, family movie screening, board game afternoons, summer concert series, and many more.
The Durham Historic Association maintains a museum on the second hall if the Town Hall. This museum houses a collection of local historical items, including old photos and maps, dolls, faming tools, documents, clothing, an 1875 town hearse, and many more.
Hop on a charter bus in Durham, New Hampshire and tour the Durham Historic District. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the district encompasses a part of the original settlement area of the town. Known during the early colonial days as the Oyster River Plantation, the area was first settled in 1649 and was developed in the 18th century as a significant shipbuilding center. You can see prominent old buildings here, including the town hall and town office building, the Durham Community Church, the Red School House, and a row of 18th- and 19th-century houses such as the John Sullivan House, and the Hill-Woodman-Ffrost House. The Gen. John Sullivan House, which was the home of American Revolutionary War General and elected president of New Hampshire John Sullivan, is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also on the register are the Smith Chapel and the Wiswall Falls Mills Site.
With a charter bus in Durham, New Hampshire you can easily go to Adams Point Wildlife Area, which has fields, woodlands, tidal marsh, and bay. Or to Cedar Point, where you can enjoy the views and commune with nature.
There's also Colby Marsh, where you can enjoy a beaver pond, a wildlife area, and the Abuts Landmaid Farm. And then there's College Woods, where you can find a reservoir, a freshwater river, a natural area, and woodlands. Doe Farm, on the other hand, has wetlands, woodlands, and a freshwater river.
You can also check out Packer's Falls, which features a freshwater river with falls. You can go canoeing, kayaking, and row boating here. And if you want to go out, play and toss some balls, you can check out the playing fields at Woodridge Recreation Area.
Other outdoor and nature destinations include East Foss Farm, Horsehide Creek, Jackson's Landing, Landmaid Road, Mill Pond, Old Reservoir, Oyster River Landing, Oyster River Park, Stolworthy Wildlife Sanctuary, Thompson Farm, Wagon Hill Farm, and West Foss Farm.
Looking for a dining experience you can't forget? Try several of Durham's favorite restaurants and dining venues:
If you want to do some shopping, you can check out the nice little stores and specialty shops in the downtown area.