Manchester

42.99564, -71.45479

Manchester (NH) Travel Guide

City Map

City Introduction

Manchester is one of the largest cities in the US state of New Hampshire. Its history began in 1722 when John Goffe settled at the falls of the Merrimack River and established a dam and sawmill in what came to be known as Old Harry’s Town. In 1727 the place was called Tyngstown, and 24 years later the town changed its name again; this time to Derryfield.

In 1807, Samuel Blodget built sluices and a canal past the town’s waterfall, and this provided good conditions for industrial development. Therefore, Blodget saw an American version of the English industrial city Manchester as a vision of the future, and in 1810 Manchester got its current name. In the city, the company Amoskeag Manufacturing Company developed a large textile industry, and in 1838 Amoskeag designed Manchester as a so-called company town.

With the industry, more residents moved to Manchester, which in the decades around the year 1900 grew and established several tram lines. The depression of the 1930s hit Manchester hard, and the city was marked by industrial decline after World War II too, but later Manchester experienced growth again.

Today, Manchester is home to several attractions, and it has a good location along the Merrimack River. The main road of Elm Street runs along the river, and you can start a downtown walk at City Hall. It is Manchester’s distinctive town hall building, built in 1844-1845 to designs by Boston architect Edward Shaw. At the town hall, you can also see the City Hall Plaza, which, at 84 meters in height, opened in 1992 as the city’s tallest building.

If you want to go for a stroll, a walk along Elm Street is the right place with the street’s shops and restaurants. From here you can go to the cozy Victory Park, which in the city’s early days was laid out for cultivation and grazing, but after being sold to the city for one dollar in 1848, a park was created. In the middle of the complex, you can see a monument with a statue of the goddess of victory, Victoria. It was erected in 1929 to commemorate Manchester’s soldiers in the First World War.

You can also visit some interesting museums in Manchester, such as the Currier Museum of Art, which is an art museum with a nice collection. Among other things, there are works by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse in the exhibition. The museum was founded in 1929, and the Zimmerman House and the Toufic H. Kalil House are parts of the museum too. They are two houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The houses were built in 1951 and 1955 respectively and are open as museum houses.

Other Attractions

Geolocation

In short

Manchester, New Hampshire

Manchester, New Hampshire

Overview of Manchester

Manchester is one of the largest cities in the US state of New Hampshire. Its history began in 1722 when John Goffe settled at the falls of the Merrimack River and established a dam and sawmill in what came to be known as Old Harry’s Town. In 1727 the place was called Tyngstown, and 24 years later the town changed its name again; this time to Derryfield.

In 1807, Samuel Blodget built sluices and a canal past the town’s waterfall, and this provided good conditions for industrial development. Therefore, Blodget saw an American version of the English industrial city Manchester as a vision of the future, and in 1810 Manchester got its current name. In the city, the company Amoskeag Manufacturing Company developed a large textile industry, and in 1838 Amoskeag designed Manchester as a so-called company town.

With the industry, more residents moved to Manchester, which in the decades around the year 1900 grew and established several tram lines. The depression of the 1930s hit Manchester hard, and the city was marked by industrial decline after World War II too, but later Manchester experienced growth again.

Today, Manchester is home to several attractions, and it has a good location along the Merrimack River. The main road of Elm Street runs along the river, and you can start a downtown walk at City Hall. It is Manchester’s distinctive town hall building, built in 1844-1845 to designs by Boston architect Edward Shaw. At the town hall, you can also see the City Hall Plaza, which, at 84 meters in height, opened in 1992 as the city’s tallest building.

About the Manchester travel guide

Contents: Tours in the city + tours in the surrounding area
Published: Released soon
Author: Stig Albeck
Publisher: Vamados.com
Language: English

About the travel guide

The Manchester travel guide gives you an overview of the sights and activities of the American city. Read about top sights and other sights, and get a tour guide with tour suggestions and detailed descriptions of all the city’s most important churches, monuments, mansions, museums, etc.

Manchester is waiting for you, and at vamados.com you can also find cheap flights and great deals on hotels for your trip. You just select your travel dates and then you get flight and accommodation suggestions in and around the city.

Read more about Manchester and the United States

United States Travel Guide: https://vamados.com/usa
City tourism: https://visitman-chester.com
Main Page: https://www.vamados.com/

Buy the travel guide

Click the “Add to Cart” button to purchase the travel guide. After that you will come to the payment, where you enter the purchase and payment information. Upon payment of the travel guide, you will immediately receive a receipt with a link to download your purchase. You can download the travel guide immediately or use the download link in the email later.

Use the travel guide

When you buy the travel guide to Manchester you get the book online so you can have it on your phone, tablet or computer – and of course you can choose to print it. Use the maps and tour suggestions and you will have a good and content-rich journey.

Gallery

Gallery

Other Interesting Guides

Similar to Manchester (NH) Travel Guide