Dover is a lovely city in the state of New Hampshire, located in the county of Strafford. Dover is also called The Garrison City. Dover-New-Hampshire has a population of approximately 30.000 people and an area of 30 square miles. The city was established in 1623, incorporated as a town in the same year and incorporated again, but that time as a city in 1855. Dover received its name only in 1637, until then being named Wecohamet according to the Indians and Bristol according to the English Puritans. In 1639 it was renamed Northam and in 1641 the name Dover was used again. With such a long history in naming, Dover became famous in the United States of America.
Top Attractions within Dover
First Parish Church of Dover-New-Hampshire is one very important attraction for tourists of all denominations. The first church is located on 218 Central Avenue. It was built in a French inspired style in 1825 in Dover and thanks to its historical importance it was added on the National Register of Historic Places more than 20 years ago. Nowadays, no ceremonies are held here.
Religious Society of Friends Meetinghouse is another important attraction for Christians. This building was built in 1768 in Dover, on 141 Central Avenue and its initial purpose was to serve as a gathering place for Quakers, the followers of a specific Christian doctrine. In order to preserve the heritage of Dover-New-Hampshire, this building was also listed on the National Register of Historic Places – in 1980.
Woodman Institute Museum is also located in Dover and is a museum dedicated to history, arts and science. Annie Woodman was a local that donated 100.000 $ for the construction of this museum, to encourage education in her city. This is where the name of the museum comes from. It opened in 1916 and the building of this Dover museum hit the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
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