Hannah Duston Memorial

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Hannah Duston Memorial

New Hampshire

(603) 271-3556

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Overview

Upon a small island at the confluence of the Contoocook and Merrimack rivers stands The Hannah Duston Memorial commemorating the heroic escape of Hannah Duston during a clash between settlers and Native Americans in Boscawen in 1697. Duston was captured in 1697 in Haverhill, Massachusetts during the French and Indian War and despite the incredible odds against her she managed to overcome her captives and regain her freedom. This memorial is the first publicly-funded statue in New Hampshire, erected in 1874.

A short walk from the parking area brings visitors to a beautiful picnic spot on the shore of the river complete with picnic tables. This stretch of the Merrimack River is popular with canoeists. The Hannah Duston Memorial State Historic Site is unstaffed and open year-round for recreation with no fees. Visitors are free to bring their pets along with them for a hike through the park.

Map of Hannah Duston Memorial (NH)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.290280, -71.586670

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    See the the first publically-funded statue in New Hampshire, and learn more about the history of the French and Indian War.

  • Picnicking

    The Hannah Duston Memorial is a nice picnic spot right on the shore of the river.

Seasonality/Weather

This park is open year-round for recreation.

Directions

Driving

From I-93: Take exit 17 to Route 4 west. Hannah Duston Memorial is directly off Route 4 with a sign and parking area.

From I-95: Take exit 6 to Route 4 west to I-93 north. Take exit 17 to Route 4 west. Hannah Duston Memorial is directly off Route 4 with a sign and parking area.

From I-91: Take exit 8 to Route 11 east to Route 4 south. Hannah Duston Memorial is directly off Route 4 with a sign and parking area.

From I-89: Take exit 11 to Route 11 east to Route 4 south. Hannah Duston Memorial is directly off Route 4 with a sign and parking area.

Concord, NH (15 minutes) Boston, MA (1 hour, 15 minutes) Providence, RI (2 hours) Hartford, CT (2 hours, 45 minutes) New York, NY (4 hours, 30 minutes) Portland, ME (2 hours, 15 minutes) Burlington, VT (2 hours, 30 minutes) Montreal, Canada (4 hours)

Phone Numbers

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(603) 271-3556

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