Introduction to Dover, New Hampshire
Originally known as Wecohamet by Native Americans, the area was first explored by Martin Ping in 1603. The first settlements began in 1623. It was officially incorporated as Dover in 1637, but was known as Northam from 1639 to 1641, before returning to its original name. It was named in honor of Robert Dover, an English lawyer.
Dover and nearby Attractions
- Wapack National Wildlife Refuge
- University of New Hampshire Museum
- Water Country Waterpark
- Garrison Hill Park
Things To Do In Dover
Dover has a wide range of attraction sites within easy access. The Woodman Institute is a museum exhibiting rare and unique artifacts related to the city’s local and natural history. The Garrison Hill Tower offers a panoramic view of the city. Local festivals include the Apple Harvest Festival. Dover also has a large number of parks and recreational areas for outdoor activities.
Airport transportation is available from Pease International Airport.
Dover Higher Education
McIntosh College is Dover’s local institute of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include the University of New Hampshire, Northern Essex Community College and the University of New England-University Campus.