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Grafton County - Ashland Historical Society

Ashland RR StationAshland Railroad Station Museum

Site Owners: Ashland Historical Society
Address: 69 Depot St, PO Box 175
Ashland, NH 03217

Contact: David Ruell,
968-3902 davidruell@gmail.com
Website: www.oldashlandnh.org

Description: Victorian railroad station now a railroad history museum. Restored and renovated in 1997-98. Opened as a museum in 1999. One of best preserved late 19th century railroad stations in NH and houses a growing collection of railroad artifacts, pictures, and documents.

Built c. 1869 as a passenger station by the Boston, Concord & Montreal RR. Renovated 1891 by Concord, Montreal RR - used as RR station until 1959 when passenger service ended. Purchased by Joseph Curley, whose widow Vera donated it to Society in 1980.On National Register.

Hours: July and Aug, 1-4pm Sats
Admission: free

Directions: On Route 132, about a half mile south of junction of Routes 3 and 132.

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Grafton County - Ashland Historical Society

Whipple HouseWhipple House Museum

Site Owners: Town of Ashland
Address: 14 Pleasant St, PO Box 175
Ashland, NH 03217

Contact: David Ruell, President
968-7716 davidruell@gmail.com
Website: www.oldashlandnh.org

Description: Historic house museum showing Ashland history and artifacts. On National Register. Built in 1837 as two family house by Obadiah Smith, occupied by five generations of his family. Birthplace and childhood home of Dr. George Hoyt Whipple, winner of 1934 Nobel Prize for Medicine. Donated to town in 1970 by Dr. Whipple for a museum.

Hours: July & August. 1-4pm, Wed & Fri
Admission: free

Directions: At junction of Rtes 3 and 132, turn south on Pleasant St

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Grafton County - Ashland Historical Society

Pauline E Glidden Toy MuseumPauline E Glidden Toy Museum

Site Owners: Ashland Historical Society
Address: 49 Main St, PO Box 14, Ashland, NH 03217

Contact: David Ruell, President,
968-7289 davidruell@gmail.com
Website: www.oldashlandnh.org

Description: A c. 1810 cape, one of town's oldest homes. Pauline Glidden gave funds to purchase building and renovate to house her collection of antique toys. Museum opened in 1991.

Hours: July & Aug, Wed-Fri, 1-4pm
Admission: $2 over 12yrs

Directions: Park at Whipple House Museum at 14 Pleasant Street. Walk through Whipple House grounds and gate to toy museum.

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Grafton County - Ashland Historical Society

Squam River Covered Bridge

Site Owners: Town of Ashland
Address: On River Street at outlet of Little Squam Lake, Ashland, NH 03217

Description: Town lattice truss covered bridge. Completed in 1990. The last bridge built by famed covered bridge builder Milton Graton of Ashland

Hours: always open

Directions:
Visible from Route 3 between Ashland and Holderness

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Grafton County - Additional Ashland Historic Sites of Interest

Old Ashland Elementary School

Site Owners: Ashland School District
Address: Education Way and School St,
PO Box 557, Ashland, NH 03217

Contact: School Office, 968-7622

Description: One of the state's best Victorian school buildings. Listed on National Register. Built in 1877-78, used as school through 1990. Now vacant. Campaign underway to restore and renovate building.

Hours: Not open to the public.

Directions: From Main Street in Ashland (Route 3) at the ballpark, take School Street north to corner of Education Way

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Grafton County - Additional Ashland Historic Sites of Interest

Ashland Town Hall

Site Owners: Town of Ashland
Address: 20 Highland St, PO Box 517, Ashland, NH 03217

Contact: Town Offices, 968-4432

Description: Victorian brick building built in 1871 as town hall for new town of Ashland, incorporated in 1868. Converted to school building in 1952, to town offices in 1972.

Hours: Open weekday business hours, but interior is remodeled. Not of historic interest.

Directions: From Route 3 in center of village, turn north on Highland Street

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Grafton County - Additional Ashland Historic Sites of Interest

Ashland Grist Mill

Site Owners: Stoneground Associates
Address: 20 Main St, Ashland, NH 03217

Contact: Samyn & D'Elia offices, 968-7713

Description: Built 1903, used as gristmill until 1937. Renovated for offices, apartments in 1984-86, but exterior restored.

Hours: not open to public.

Directions: on Main Street (Route 132) in downtown Ashland next to Squam River Bridge.

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Grafton County - Additional Ashland Historic Sites of Interest

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Site Owners: Protestant Episcopal Diocese of NH
Address: 18 Highland St, Ashland, NH 03217

Contact: Church Office, 968-7640

Description: On National Register. A fine Gothic Revival church with unusual half timber frame designed by New York City architect J. Coleman Hart. Built in 1859.

Hours: not open to public other than for services and special events.

Directions: From Route 3 in center of village, turn north on Highland Street

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Grafton County - Additional Ashland Historic Sites of Interest

Ashland Baptist Church

Site Owners: Ashland Baptist Church
Address: 57 Main St, Ashland, NH 03217

Contact: Church Rectory, 968-9463

Description: On National Register. Built 1834 for First Free Will Baptist Church in Greek Revival style. Victorianized in late 19th Century, with new windows 1872, remodeled tower 1893.

Hours: Not open to public except for services and special events.

Directions: On Main Street, Route 3 in downtown Ashland

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