Introduction to Durham, New Hampshire
Originally known as the Oyster River Plantation because of its location at the mouth of the Oyster River, Durham was first settled in by Europeans in 1635. After being attacked by the French during King William’s War in 1694, Durham was rebuilt in 1716 and incorporated as a town in 1732. The town was named in honor of the Bishop of Durham, England.
Durham and nearby Attractions
- University Museum
- Durham Historic Association Museum
- Oyster River Park
- Stolworthy Wildlife Sanctuary
- Adams Point Wildlife Area
Things To Do In Durham
The Durham Historic Association Museum and the University Museum provide insight into the city’s cultural and social heritage. Durham is also home to a large number of parks and outdoor recreational spots, including the Stolworthy Wildlife Sanctuary and the Adams Point Wildlife Area, which provide walking trails amidst the area’s greenery and wildlife. The Oyster River Park is also worth visiting.
Airport transportation is available from Pease International Airport.
Durham Higher Education
The University of New Hampshire is the local institute of higher learning in Durham. Other nearby institutes are Northern Essex Community College, Merrimack College and New Hampshire College.