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Manchester is one of new Hampshire’s largest cities, and the birthplace of the state motto “Live Free or Die,” coined by General John Stark. Visitors can see his historic Manchester home, as well as New England’s only tourable Frank Lloyd Wright building, the Zimmerman House. This landmark is operated by the Currier Museum of Art, which has impressive collections of North American and European art. The Millyard Museum displays the history of Manchester’s role in the textile and manufacturing industry. This city is also the state center for performing arts and entertainment, home to both the Palace Theatre and Verizon Wireless Arena, which ...

Manchester is one of new Hampshire’s largest cities, and the birthplace of the state motto “Live Free or Die,” coined by General John Stark. Visitors can see his historic Manchester home, as well as New England’s only tourable Frank Lloyd Wright building, the Zimmerman House. This landmark is operated by the Currier Museum of Art, which has impressive collections of North American and European art. The Millyard Museum displays the history of Manchester’s role in the textile and manufacturing industry. This city is also the state center for performing arts and entertainment, home to both the Palace Theatre and Verizon Wireless Arena, which hosts concerts, sporting events, and more. Baseball lovers will enjoy a game at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Baseball Stadium, which is home to the Toronto Blue Jays AAA team and offers affordable professional sports for the whole family. Nature lovers have plenty to do as well, between the bird sanctuary and trails at the Massabesic Audubon Center and the Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center. The See Science Center is a great destination for the entire family with interactive exhibits.

Lura Seavey
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Lura Seavey is the author of Fun with the Family in Vermont and New Hampshire and she has contributed to several Thomas Cook guidebooks, including Drive Around Catalonia, Travellers Mallorca, and Travellers Barcelona.

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    Manchester is a year-round destination.