Museums

About Our Museums

The Washington NH Historical Society maintains and operates three buildings, all of which are staffed by volunteers. Our museums are open seasonally during the summer and feature displays and exhibits designed to show what life has been like for people living in Washington, New Hampshire throughout its history.

 

Our Museum and Barn are both located at 100 Halfmoon Pond Road in Washington, NH. The Museum and Barn are open on Saturdays in July and August from 10-2 pm.

 

The District #5 Schoolhouse is located at 2570 East Washington Road, Washington, NH, 03280, and is open on Saturdays in July and August from 1-3 pm.

 

Requests for special appointments at each location may be made by email

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Main Museum

Visitors will enjoy the displays of both the common items from everyday life as well as luxury items, which together illustrate and document over 250 years of Washington history. Researchers can utilize our extensive collection of local genealogical information and vital statistics data.

LOCATION 
100 Halfmoon Pond Road

Washington, NH 

HOURS

Open in July and August

Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm
(or by appointment)

Barn Museum 

Subject of an award-winning restoration in the early 2000’s, our 19th century barn features historic farm machinery and implements, blacksmith’s shop, maple sugaring exhibit, old-fashioned kitchen display, and original horse drawn hearse.

LOCATION 
100 Halfmoon Pond Road

Washington, NH 

HOURS

Open in July and August

Saturdays, 10 am – 2 pm
(or by appointment)

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District #5 

Schoolhouse

When built in 1849, this classic one room schoolhouse was cited as a “model school house” by the NH State Board of Education. The school retains its original desks and furnishing and essentially looks just as it did when it closed in 1938. 

SCHOOLHOUSE LOCATION 
2570 East Washington Road

Washington, NH 

HOURS

Open in July and August

Saturdays, 1 pm – 3 pm

(or by appoinment)