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There’s no better way to feel like you’re part of history than to experience it, either by visiting the spot where it happened or participating in a hands-on program that lets you get closer to history. Experiential learning, which is a fancy way of saying that people learn through their experiences, helps people connect with the past and imagine what it would have been like to be a part of it.
 
Virtual field trips offer you a chance to visit places you might not be able to see otherwise. Sometimes, they’ll take you to places that are not normally open to the public. Other times, they give you an opportunity to see places that might be too far away to visit in person. Each of the “Moose on the Loose” virtual field trips will pose a question and then take you on an online journey to find the answer. Along the way, you’ll visit places around the state that will help you gather clues to help you answer the question and see history for yourself. You might even meet a few famous Granite Staters along the way. By the end of your virtual field trip, you should be able to answer the question and solve the history mystery!
 
There are also suggestions for museums or organizations where you, your family, or your class can visit to participate in a program or tour that brings the topic alive. So go see it for yourself! Or bring a traveling program to your school or group.

New Hampshire Field Trips on “Tourism in New Hampshire"

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New Hampshire Historical Society
Field trips at the New Hampshire Historical Society highlight a broad range of iconic objects associated with the state’s history, including tourism. See paintings and historic photographs of popular tourist attractions of the 19th century, as well as souvenirs and other memorabilia from this popular Granite State industry.
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Crawford Notch State Park
Learn about the Willey family tragedy at the Crawford Notch State Park, and explore the many trails past waterfalls and scenic overlooks.
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Flume Gorge
The Flume Gorge has been a popular tourist attraction since its discovery in the early 1800s. Walking trails and a raised boardwalk allow visitors to travel into the gorge and closely observe the native plant species.
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Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves
One way to experience New Hampshire's natural beauty is at the Lost River Gorge and Boulder Caves. This park offers a number of walking trails as well as the option to explore several caves located in the gorge.
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Mount Washington Auto Road
Take in the views of Mount Washington from the Mount Washington Auto Road. Originally built in the 1850s and 1860s as a carriage road, the Auto Road allows visitors to reach the summit of Mount Washington by car.
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Mount Washington Cog Railway
Learn about the history of tourism to New Hampshire on the Mount Washington Cog Railway. Ride one of the historic locomotives and listen to the story of the Cog's history and influence on tourism in the White Mountains. Upon reaching the top of Mount Washington, take in the views and visit the museum in the historic Tip Top House.
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Mount Washington Observatory
The Mount Washington Observatory offers students the chance to connnect Social Studies and Next Generation Science Standards together in one experience. In the Observatory's many classroom programs, students learn about the history of and fascination with Mount Washington and the White Mountain Region.
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Museum of the White Mountains
Learn about the history of White Mountain art at the Museum of the White Mountains. Located on the Plymouth State University campus, the Museum of the White Mountains offers hands-on activities and guided tours of their art galleries.
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Old Man of the Mountain, Profile Plaza
Although the Old Man of the Mountain collapsed on May 3, 2003, the iconic profile can still be seen at the Profile Plaza in Franconia Notch. With the help of steel "profilers", which recreate the Old Man's face, visitors can view the profile as if it were still overlooking Franconia Notch.