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NH Heritage Trail — Plymouth
A Self-Guided Historic Walking Tour
Online version by the Plymouth Historical Society

1. Plymouth Regional
    Senior Center

Regional Senior Center_Plymouth NH_2003-Present

Plymouth Regional Senior Center (2003–Present)

This building was once a depot for the Boston and Maine Railroad. The train brought many vacationers to enjoy the the White Mountains — “The American Alps.”  In the early days tourists had to finish their journey north by stagecoach. Later the snow trains brought folks from Boston and other points south for a weekend of skiing.

 

After passenger service ceased in 1965, the building housed a bowling alley and later the Perry Lamp Company.

 

Prior to the existing building, the site hosted two hotels/train stations, an early tavern, and — for a very brief time in 1774 — the frame of the Old Webster Courthouse, before it was moved to a more suitable location. (The OWC is now home to the Plymouth Historical Museum & Memory House.)

 

Following extensive remodeling and renovation (2002). the building now serves as the community’s regional senior citizen center. A tourist train runs seasonally from Lincoln to Weirs Beach, with stops in Plymouth. The whistle serves as a nostalgic reminder of times past.  

Boston & Maine RR Station_Plymouth NH_1910-1965)
Second Pemigewasset House Hotel_1863–1909_Plymouth_NH

Second Pemigewasset House Hotel (1863-1909)

Lost to fire (1909).

Boston & Maine Railroad Station (1910-1965)

First Pemigewasset House Hotel_Expanded_c.1860_Plymouth_NH

Pemigewasset House Hotel expanded (c. 1860) Original portion to right (see below). Lost to fire (1863).

First Pemigewasset House Hotel_c.1840s_Plymouth_NH

Pemigewasset House Hotel (right) (c. 1840s)

Prior to expansion. (Image from tin type.)

Webster Tavern (Built c.1760s) What is believed to be the original tavern building at left.

To learn more, visit the

Plymouth Historical Museum & Memory House

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