Visitor Information

Hours

  • Our Museum and Gift Shop are open Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.
  • Other times, please call ahead at (603) 524-8813 or email Tara at if you would like to plan a visit. We are also open for special events, programs and meetings.

Plan a Visit to the Belknap Mill

  • Located along the beautiful Winnipesaukee River in central NH's Lakes Region, we are 1 1/2 hours from Boston, Portsmouth and Hanover, NH.

  • Built in 1823 as a textile mill, the Belknap Mill has served as an art and history center and meeting place since 1970. One of the first buildings selected for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Belknap Mill is a rich blend of history and community activites from concerts, fine arts, education, local crafts and private functions.

  • Located next to Rotary Riverside Park, the Belknap Mill offers a permanent exhibit on industrial history, changing exhibits on art and history, education programs for adults and children, workshops, lectures, festivals and other events, year-round. The Society's programs, preservation projects, community service and management have won national and state awards. The Belknap Mill is the Official Meetinghouse of New Hampshire, designated by a former governor for its architectural, geographical and historical significance.

  • Visitors may tour the art gallery and permanent exhibit on their own or schedule a guided tour. Visitors may also pick up a brochure and take a walk on the Riverwalk, which traces the history and settlement of Laconia.

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Location of the Belknap Mill

  • 25 Beacon Street East
  • Laconia, NH 03246


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From Interstate Route 93

Take Exit 20. Proceed east on Route 11. After about six miles, the road will become Route 11A-East. After about one mile, at the stoplight at the junction of Routes 11A, 107 and 106, turn left onto Route 106 North. Immediately veer right at the light onto Beacon Street East.
Stay in the left lane and go up the ramp of the parking garage, or veer right and turn right into the parking lot next to the Belknap Mill.

From Routes 3 and 107 (Union Avenue) Going South

Follow signs to downtown Laconia. At the junction of Routes 106 and 107, turn right at the light onto Route 106 North. Bear right at the light onto Beacon Street East.
Stay in the left lane and go up the ramp of the parking garage, or veer right and turn right into the parking lot next to the Belknap Mill.

From Route 106 (Parade Road) From Meredith

Parade Road ends at a stoplight with the Laconia Public Library on the left and the railroad station on the right. Turn right onto Beacon Street West. Stay on inside lane. Cross Main Street and drive straight through the light to Beacon Street East.
Stay in the left lane and go up the ramp of the parking garage, or veer right and turn right into the parking lot next to the Belknap Mill.