Introduction to Claremont, New Hampshire
Claremont was named after Claremont Castle, the estate of Thomas Pelham Holles, the Earl of Clare and cousin of colonial governor Benning Wentworth. It was at first inhabited by the settlers who built a dam across Sugar River, as well as a sawmill and gristmill. The city became an important industrial town for textile and paper in the 1800’s.
Claremont and nearby Attractions
- Claremont Historical Society Museum
- Fiske Free Library
- Ascutney State Park
- William H. H. Moody Horse - Farm
- Broad Street Park War Monuments
Things To Do In Claremont
A number of 18th and 19th century mills from are still preserved along the bank of the Sugar River and offer a glimpse into the city’s early industries. City Hall, an Italian-renaissance style building located in the town-square, is a popular local tourist destination. Claremont has war monuments commemorating World War I and II, the Vietnam War and the Korean War. The Polish Harvest Festival is the local festival.
Airport transportation is available from Rutland State Airport.
Claremont Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Keene State College, Dartmouth College and Plymouth State College.