4 Things To Do In Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College Is Located Here. Visiting it is one of the many things to do in Hanover, NH.Maybe you know, or perhaps you don’t know, but Hanover, NH, a fantastic place to visit for a day trip. There are many unique, fun, and exciting places to see on vacation. It isn’t far from The Norwich Inn, making Hanover, NH, the perfect place to fill your day with many different things to do. Here are five things to do in Hanover, NH, before you visit to get yourself familiar with the location.

It’s Great For Lunch Or Dinner

Hanover, NH, has plenty to offer for foodies. We’ve written a few times about what downtown Hanover, NH, has for you. We’ve recommended eating at Tuk Tuk Thai Cuisine and Dunk’s Sports Grill.

Dartmouth College Is Located Here

This is one of the city’s biggest attractions, and for good reasons. This is a local establishment with a wealth of history and beautiful architecture. If you are here in the autumn, it’s one of the best places for leaf-peeping.

The Art And History

Staying with Dartmouth College, check out the Hood Museum of Art if you want to stay inside. It has one of the country’s oldest and largest art collections. You will be able to see a broad range of art and historical artifacts dating back to 900 BCE.

Best Place For Breakfast Or Brunch

You can’t pass by Lou’s Restaurant and Bakery. It’s been in the city since the 1940s. It’s a favorite of locals and visitors. Breakfast is served all day, so stop by anytime.

Now That You Know Hanover, NH, Come Visit

As you can see, Hanover, NH, is a beautiful place with many things to do in the city no matter the time of the year. We think you will also find that Norwich, VT, is also a fantastic place to stay for many reasons. You can read more about why in our travel guide. We’ve been in the area for a while. The Norwich Inn‘s history dates to 1797, located near Dartmouth College. When you stay with us, we can guarantee that you will have plenty of things to do and see. Call us today at 802-649-1143 to learn more about our inn (or check availability online).

Explore These Museums in the Upper Valley, Vermont

A woman on a tour in one of the many museums in Vermont.One thing that is always enlightening and interesting to do when on vacation is visiting the area’s museums. It can give you an appreciation for the culture, but also it can allow you to learn about something in-depth and up close. The Upper Valley and Vermont have some fascinating museums to visit, and The Norwich Inn is the perfect place to call your home base when you are on vacation. We are near multiple museums and much more in Norwich and Hanover. Here are some of the best museums to check out in Vermont and the Upper Valley.

Montshire Museum of Science

The Montshire Museum of Science is a fantastic place for children and families. There is always something interesting going on. The museum has exhibits that incorporate sound, small animals, and puzzles. Outside there is a planet walk, nature hike, and forest garden. This is a great place to visit when the weather is nice.

Hood Museum of Art

This museum is set on the Dartmouth College campus. Given the campus’ age, the Hood Museum of Art has one of the country’s oldest and largest art collections. You will be able to see a broad range of art and historical artifacts dating back to 900 BCE. There are about 65,000 objects in the museum, so plan if you want to see it all.

The Sullivan Museum and History Center 

This college museum provides many historical information and exhibits to explore. The Sullivan Museum and History Center earn about military history, art, academics, music, and sports dating from 1819 to today. There is a mix of permanent and changing exhibits.

Vermont Toy Museum

The Vermont Toy Museum is a must-see attraction if you stay at The Norwich Inn with children. It’s also an exciting location for parents because you’ll be able to view decades of toy history. You’ll learn a little about toys today, and perhaps your children will learn something about toys from your childhood.

Learn Everything You Can While You Stay with Us

As you can see, you can spend hours reading and learning everything you can at any of these museums in Vermont and elsewhere. We think you will be satisfied whether you are looking to kill some time or are here with your family looking for something new to learn about. The Norwich Inn is also a great place to learn about the area’s history. The Norwich Inn’s history dates back to 1797. It’s also the best place for lodging in the area. We are located near Dartmouth College and include a variety of attractions downtown. When you stay with us, we can guarantee that you will have plenty of things to do and see. Give us a call today at 802-649-1143 to learn more about our inn (or check availability online).

Explore the Upper Valley: Top 3 Museums in Vermont

 

Explore the Upper Valley: Top 3 Museums in Vermont

Museums in Vermont

The state of Vermont was granted statehood in March of 1791, nearly 230 years ago. So, as you can imagine, the Green Mountain State is chock-full of absorbing history, old-world landmarks, and an array of museums. Interestingly enough, The Norwich Inn’s timeline also dates back to the 18th century. Just six short years after Vermont earned statehood, Colonel Jasper Murdock built an elegant inn and stagecoach tavern in the quiet, riverside town of Norwich, VT. Today, Murdock’s name is displayed on every 22-ounce bottle of beer brewed at our on-site brewery. Future guests are urged to read about our historic inn’s story before arrival. And don’t forget that The Norwich Inn is just a short drive from many of the most popular museums in Vermont (and western New Hampshire).

The Best Museums in Vermont

Whether you’re a self-proclaimed aesthete, science buff, or lover of all things nostalgic, you’ll never forget your long-awaited historical journey through the Upper Valley. Three of our favorite museums in Vermont are within 10 miles of our 1890 Main Inn. Let’s start your self-guided museum tour with a one-mile jaunt to Montshire Road, home to the Montshire Museum of Science.

1. Montshire Museum of Science

Museums in VermontAs the top-reviewed science museum in Vermont, Montshire’s dedicated staff and gracious donators continue to help this can’t-miss attraction flourish. The Montshire Museum of Science spans over 100 acres with over 150 exhibits on display. Let your kids splash in the outdoor Science Park, take a stroll into the Woodland Garden, and learn about the wide-ranging world of science, technology, and nature inside. It’s easy to see why Montshire is among TripAdvisor’s top-rated things to do in Norwich, VT. Inside, visitors can solve puzzles, meet aquatic creatures, and observe many of Simon Pearce’s best works of glass art.

2. Vermont Toy Museum

A brief trip to nearby Woodstock should be on the agenda this winter, especially if you have a soft spot for covered bridges, small towns, and rolling hills. On the outskirts of Woodstock, you’ll find an interesting chapter in our state’s history: toys. The Vermont Toy Museum, an eye-catching whirlwind of nostalgia along Woodstock Road, is home to over 100,000 toys. While not all of these toys originate from New England, there’s something heartwarming about meandering alongside thousands of toys, spanning several centuries. The museum, which costs only $4, was created to preserve the region’s toy heritage. During the summer months, visitors can hop aboard a miniature passenger train, Allan Herschell carousel, or Jet Star roller coaster.

3. Hood Museum of Art

While Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art cannot technically be one of the best museums in Vermont (it’s in Hanover, NH, just 1.7 miles from The Norwich Inn), its inclusion was never in doubt. We still classify this underrated Dartmouth attraction as an Upper Valley museum because it’s only a few city blocks from the Connecticut River, and many of the artists on display are from the Green Mountain State. Truth be told, there aren’t many eastern Vermont art museums. And luckily for our guests, the Hood Museum of Art is one of the college’s crowning jewels. The museum was established in 1772, 19 years before statehood. Keep your eyes peeled for works by Pablo Picasso, Pietro Perugino, Luca Giordano, Alfred Sisley, and so many more influential artists.

Bonus Museums: A Day-Trip to Western Vermont

For those looking for a fun day-trip from Norwich, VT, we highly recommend hopping on westbound U.S. 4 en route to three more of the best museums in Vermont. The communities of Pittsford, Proctor, and Rutland, respectively, are among our favorite western Vermont pit stops. Click the links below to learn more about each unique destination.

Hotels near Dartmouth College

The perfect place to start and finish each day is right here at The Norwich Inn, one of the longest-running hotels in Norwich, VT. After a full day of adventure, art, and science, retreat to your elegant respite for fine dining, craft beer, and a sophisticated Victorian ambiance. It’s easy to see why The Norwich Inn remains one of the premier romantic getaways in Vermont! Give us a call today at 802-649-1143 to book a well-deserved, long-overdue escape into the mountainous Upper Valley.