Explore Concord, New Hampshire

A Wealth of Fun Things to Do Near Our Victorian Hotel

As the capital of New Hampshire, Concord is a unique blend of timeless charm and cosmopolitan energy. Stroll down Main Street and you’ll find nearly 200 shops and restaurants selling everything from antiques to candy to comic books to the latest fashions. When it comes to cultural pursuits, visitors have their choice: everything from live concerts and off-Broadway shows at the Capitol Center for the Arts to fascinating exhibits at the Museum of New Hampshire History, the McGowan Fine Art Gallery and more. A walking tour of the downtown area takes you past nearly 50 historic sites, including the New Hampshire State House, the Norris Bakery, and several beautifully restored churches.  

Outdoor adventurers can fish for American shad, black crappie, trout, carp and largemouth bass in the Merrimack River or paddle a kayak down the Contoocook River. New Hampshire’s largest state park, Bear Brook State Park, offers hiking, camping, swimming, boating, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, just 45 minutes away.

 If you have any questions about Concord attractions or things to do, or would like assistance booking a tour during your stay at The Centennial Hotel, please don’t hesitate to ask our friendly staff.

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CAPITOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS

distance: 12 Miles from hotel
Capitol Center for the Arts

CAPITOL CENTER FOR THE ARTS  
44 S. MAIN ST., (603) 225-1111
A vintage vaudeville-era theater, the Capitol Center has gone through two major renovations in the past decade and now stands as New Hampshire's premier performing arts center, showcasing a wide variety of acclaimed national and international performers.

THE LEAGUE OF NH CRAFTSMAN

distance: 9 Miles from hotel
League of NH Craftsman

THE LEAGUE OF NH CRAFTSMAN 
205 NORTH MAIN ST., (603) 224-3375
The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery is open year-round and features different exhibits throughout the year. The League's shop is at 36 North Main Street.

GRANITE STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

distance: 5 Miles from hotel
Granite State Symphony Orchestra

GRANITE STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
GREENWOOD AVE., P.O. BOX 3702, 226-4776
Professional musicians hailing from New Hampshire and northern New England perform a full classical concert season, a Spring Pops Concert, and an Annual Youth Concert.

CONCORD FAMILY YMCA

distance: 10 Miles from hotel
Concord YMCA

CONCORD FAMILY YMCA
15 NORTH STATE ST. (603) 228-9622
Established in 1852, the Concord Family YMCA is a non-profit organization that offers full child care services, work-out facilities, and exercise classes for the entire family. 

ELM BROOK PARK

distance: 17 Miles from hotel
ELM BROOK PARK

ELM BROOK PARK
ROUTE 127, WEST HOPKINTON, NH (603) 746-3601
This large U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation area, which encompasses Elm Brook Lake, Drew Lake, Stumpfield Marsh and Stark Pond, offers great fishing, swimming, and hunting on Everett and Hopkinton lakes. Elm Brook Park also has four public picnic areas, making it perfect for an outdoor gathering.

ROLLINS STATE PARK

distance: 6 Miles from hotel
ROLLINS STATE PARK

ROLLINS STATE PARK
WARNER, NH (603) 456-3808
Located just outside of downtown Warner off I-89, Rollins State Park features hiking trails to the peak of Mt. Kearsarge. In the summer, a scenic roadway takes visitors to within a quarter mile of the summit, where there are excellent views of Vermont and Boston.

UNH SCHOOL OF LAW 

distance: 12 Miles from hotel
UNH SCHOOL OF LAW

UNH SCHOOL OF LAW 
2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 228-1541

GRANITE STATE COLLEGE

distance: 6 Miles from hotel
Granite State College

GRANITE STATE COLLEGE 
25 Hall Street, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 228-3000

CONCORD ON FOOT: A WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN

distance: 9 Miles from hotel
Downtown Concord

CONCORD ON FOOT: A WALKING TOUR OF DOWNTOWN
CONCORD, NH 224-2508
A self-guided downtown walking tour of more than 50 historic sites, including the State House, New Hampshire Historical Society, First Baptist Church, Eagle Hotel, Phenix Hall, Upham-Walker House and the New Hampshire State Library. Brochures are available at the Chamber of Commerce and the Museum of New Hampshire History gift shop.

FRANKLIN PIERCE HOMESTEAD

distance: 27 Miles from hotel
FRANKLIN PIERCE'S HOMESTEAD

FRANKLIN PIERCE HOMESTEAD
HILLSBORO, NH 478-3165
Operated by the Hillsboro Historical Society, the recently restored mansion of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States, reflects the elegance of affluent living in the 1800's. 

PIERCE MANSE

distance: 27 Miles from hotel
PIERCE MANSE

PIERCE MANSE
14 HORSESHOE POND LANE, 225-4555
Tues.-Sat. 11-3. Groups of 10 or more by appointment. Guided tours available through the Greek revival home of the 14th U.S. President, Franklin Pierce.

NH STATE HOUSE AND VISITORS' CENTER

distance: 8 Miles from hotel
NH STATE HOUSE AND VISITORS' CENTER

NH STATE HOUSE AND VISITORS' CENTER
107 N. MAIN STREET, CONCORD, NH  271-2154
From its Hall of Flags to the portraits of generations of New Hampshire's leaders, the New Hampshire State House represents an extensive legacy of rich political tradition.  

CANTERBURY WOODS COUNTRY CLUB (PUBLIC)

distance: 17 Miles from hotel

LOUDON COUNTRY CLUB (PUBLIC)

distance: 19 Miles from hotel

MOJALAKI GOLF CLUB (PUBLIC)

distance: 31 Miles from hotel
Mojalaki Golf Club

MOJALAKI GOLF CLUB (PUBLIC)
FRANKLIN, 934-3303

PLAUSAWA VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB (PUBLIC)

distance: 13 Miles from hotel

THE CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

distance: 7 Miles from hotel
THE CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

THE CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM
2 INSTITUTE DR., 271-STAR
The 92-seat planetarium features children's activities, exhibits, and free monthly SkyWatch events. Public shows are offered weekends and some afternoons.

NH FISH & GAME DEPARTMENT DISCOVERY ROOM

distance: 9 Miles from hotel
NH FISH & GAME DEPARTMENT DISCOVERY ROOM

NH FISH & GAME DEPARTMENT DISCOVERY ROOM
2 HAZEN DR., 271-3421
The Discovery Room at the NH Fish & Game Department Headquarters features hands-on exhibits, educational games and an aquarium with native fish. Open weekdays year-round, the Discovery Room is free and groups are welcome with a reservation.

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF NH FORESTS CONSERVATION CENTER

distance: 10 Miles from hotel
Society for the Protection of NH Forests Conservation Center

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF NH FORESTS CONSERVATION CENTER

54 PORTSMOUTH ST., 224-9945
The Society is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to land protection, environmental education, and forest management. Bring a picnic and hike along the Merrimack River on 90 acres of nature trails, or enjoy exhibits in its award-winning passive solar building.

MCGOWAN FINE ART GALLERY

distance: 1 Miles from hotel
McGowan Gallery

MCGOWAN FINE ART GALLERY
10 HILLS AVENUE (603) 225-2515
McGowan Fine Art, located in historic Concord, New Hampshire, has been serving the art needs of northern New England for more than 25 years. They offer a distinctive selection of New England artists, both emerging and established, in a variety of mediums, styles and price ranges. There is something for everyone, from the first-time buyer to the experienced collector.

RACQUET CLUB OF CONCORD

distance: 9 Miles from hotel
Racquet Ball Club of Concord

RACQUET CLUB OF CONCORD
10 GARVINS FALLS RD. (603) 224-7787
Fitness club offering racquet sports, fitness classes, strength training, senior programs, water activities, and childcare.

NH INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

distance: 10 Miles from hotel
NH SPEEDWAY

NH INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
ROUTE 106, LOUDON, NH (603) 783-4744
Located just 10 miles north of Concord, the speedway attracts thousands of race fans from across the nation. The only superspeedway in New England, NHMS hosts a diverse series of races, including two NASCAR Nextel Cup series, the NASCAR Busch series, and more.

BEAR BROOK STATE PARK

distance: 26 Miles from hotel
Bear Brook State Park

BEAR BROOK STATE PARK
ALLENSTOWN, NH (603) 485-9874
Bear Brook State Park consists of 9,600 acres of heavily forested land offering swimming, picnicking, playing fields, a nature center, archery ranges, canoe rentals, some of the best mountain biking in the region, and more! The campground features tent sites, store, and a separate beach.  


ST. PAUL'S SCHOOL 

distance: 5 Miles from hotel
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ST. PAUL'S SCHOOL
325 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 229-4600

CANTERBURY SHAKER VILLAGE 

distance: 22 Miles from hotel
Canterbury Shaker Village

CANTERBURY SHAKER VILLAGE
CANTERBURY, 783-9511 
Enjoy guided tours, exhibits, craft demonstrations, the Family Activity Center, annual festivals, family events, certified organic gardens, nature trails, the Summer Kitchen, the Farm Store, and the award-winning Shaker Table Restaurant at historic Canterbury Shaker Village

 

BEAVER MEADOW GOLF COURSE (PUBLIC)

distance: 12 Miles from hotel

AUDUBON SOCIETY OF NH

distance: 6 Miles from hotel
Audobon Society of NH

AUDUBON SOCIETY OF NH
3 SILK FARM RD. 224-9909
Organized in 1914, the independent society conducts wildlife research and monitoring, undertakes sanctuary management, and promotes environmental advocacy. Trails are open to the public.  

The Centennial Hotel

Centennial Hotel

Pleasant Street, Concord,
NH, United States