Driving Directions

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is located in Dover, NH:

12 miles north of Portsmouth, NH
40 miles east of Manchester, NH
50 miles south of Portland, ME
65 miles north of Boston, MA

Recommended GPS setting: Our parking lot is on an adjacent street, so it is best to program the following address into your GPS Unit: 10 Henry Law Avenue, Dover NH 03820

Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington St., Dover, NH, 03820, U.S.

From the south: Take I-95 North to NH Exit 4 - Spaulding Turnpike/Route 16 North (note: exit is on left). From Spaulding Turnpike, take Exit 8E and follow Silver Street* to lights at Route 108/Central Ave. Take a left onto Central Ave. and follow to next set of lights at Washington Street. Take a sharp right onto Henry Law Avenue. Museum is on left next to Rotary Arts Amphitheatre in Henry Law Park. You may park at no charge in the parking lot just past Amphitheatre & Public Pool on the left. There is also pay-for-use parking on Henry Law Ave. (in effect Mon-Fri 9 am - 7 pm only) and free 2-hour parking on Washington Street and many other city streets.

From the north (New Hampshire): From Spaulding Turnpike/Route 16 South, take Exit 8E and follow Silver Street* to lights at Route 108/Central Ave. Take a left onto Central Ave. and follow to next set of lights at Washington Street. Take a sharp right onto Henry Law Avenue. Museum is on left next to Rotary Arts Amphitheatre in Henry Law Park. You may park at no charge in the parking lot just past Amphitheatre & Public Pool on the left. There is also pay-for-use parking on Henry Law Ave. (in effect Mon-Fri 9 am - 7 pm only) and free 2-hour parking on Washington Street and many other city streets.

From the north (Maine): Take Route 95 South to Portsmouth Exit 5 to Spaulding Turnpike/Route 16 North. From Spaulding Turnpike, take Exit 8E and follow Silver Street* to lights at Route 108/Central Ave. Take a left onto Central Ave. and follow to next set of lights at Washington Street. Take a sharp right onto Henry Law Avenue. Museum is on left next to Rotary Arts Amphitheatre in Henry Law Park. You may park at no charge in the parking lot just past Amphitheatre & Public Pool on the left. There is also pay-for-use parking on Henry Law Ave. (in effect Mon-Fri 9 am - 7 pm only) and free 2-hour parking on Washington Street and many other city streets.

From Manchester: Take Route 101 East to Exit 7 in Epping. Turn left onto Route 125N/Calef Highway and follow for 10 miles. At Lee traffic circle, take 1st exit onto Route 4 East. After less than a mile, take exit for Route 155 North and stay on it where it becomes Turtle Pond Road, then West Knox Marsh Road/Route 9 in Dover. Follow over highway overpass to Route 108 North intersection. Take a left onto Central Ave. and follow to next set of lights at Washington Street. Take a sharp right onto Henry Law Avenue. Museum is on left next to Rotary Arts Amphitheatre in Henry Law Park. You may park in the parking lot just past Amphitheatre & Public Pool on the left. There is also pay-for-use parking on Henry Law Ave. (in effect Mon-Fri 9 am - 7 pm only) and free 2-hour parking on Washington Street and many other city streets.

Alternately, if you'd prefer traveling on more major roads, you may take Route 101 East to Route 95 North, then take Exit 4 - Spaulding Turnpike/Route 16 North (note: exit is on left). From Spaulding Turnpike, take Exit 8E and follow Silver Street* to lights at Route 108/Central Ave. Take a left onto Central Ave. and follow to next set of lights at Washington Street. Take a sharp right onto Henry Law Avenue. Museum is on left next to Rotary Arts Amphitheatre in Henry Law Park. You may park at no charge in the parking lot just past Amphitheatre & Public Pool on the left. There is also pay-for-use parking on Henry Law Ave. (in effect Mon-Fri 9 am - 7 pm only) and free 2-hour parking on Washington Street and many other city streets.

From Concord: Take Route 4 East from Concord. At the Lee traffic circle, take 2nd exit onto Dover Road/US 202/Route 4 East. After 1.2 miles, take your first exit (on your right) and at the end of the ramp turn left on to Route 155, toward Durham. Continue on Rt. 155 (for approx. 5 miles) as it turns into Rt 9/Knox Marsh Rd, staying straight on the overpass of Rt. 16, continuing on Rt. 9 / Silver Street* into downtown Dover. At the end of Silver St., take a left on to Central Ave. Follow to next set of lights at Washington Street. Take a sharp right onto Henry Law Avenue. Museum is on left next to Rotary Arts Amphitheatre in Henry Law Park. You may park at no charge in the parking lot just past Amphitheatre & Public Pool on the left. There is also pay-for-use parking on Henry Law Ave. (in effect Mon-Fri 9 am - 7 pm only) and free 2-hour parking on Washington Street and many other city streets.

*Special note regarding Silver Street 2015 construction detour: For most of 2015, Silver Street will be open for in-bound traffic only. You will not be able to take Silver Street back out to the highway the same way you came in. Dover officials recommend following Central Avenue/Route 108 heading west for one mile from the museum to reach on-ramps for the Spaulding Turnpike. Alternatively, motorists can head north on Washington Street from its intersection with Central Ave, then take a left on Arch Street to reach the Spaulding Turnpike.

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