Canterbury Shaker Village (Canterbury, New Hampshire): This historic village outside Concord captures the Shaker way of life, which stressed simplicity and industry. See the massive laundry room, or enjoy a Shaker-inspired meal at the restaurant, followed by a candlelight tour of the village at its most peaceful.
Drisco House (Portsmouth, New Hampshire): The Drisco House is the most fascinating of any at Strawbery Banke, the region's premier historic attraction. Half of this house was restored to its 1790s grandeur, and half was left as it appeared in the 1950s. You'll learn plenty about how a house adapts to the technology and culture of each era.
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (Cornish, New Hampshire): Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens has been overshadowed somewhat by Daniel Chester French, his contemporary, but Saint-Gaudens's work was extraordinary and prolific. Learn about the man, and the artistic culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, while touring his studio and house.
Zimmerman House (Manchester, New Hampshire): Designed in 1950 by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Zimmerman house is so, well, 20th century (mid-century modern, to be specific). A great example of a Wright Usonian home, it offers lessons in how to live right in any age.
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