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Belknap Mill

The Mill Plaza, Laconia, NH 03246
+1 603-524-8813
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Architectural and Historic Gem

Exceeded expectations. Very well preserved and run brick hosiery mill built in 1823. Highlights... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
marko18745
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Houston, Texas
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a bit history

Neat place to see history of area....worth a stop if you are in the area!! Maggie gives a great... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Lisa S
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This mill, no longer active, is one of the oldest of its kind in America, built in 1823.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“volunteers” (4 reviews)
“technology” (3 reviews)
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The Mill Plaza, Laconia, NH 03246
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Exceeded expectations. Very well preserved and run brick hosiery mill built in 1823. Highlights include the power room with all the original wheels, belts, and gearing. Excellent written explanations make a self tour easy. If you are lucky, perhaps a volunteer could help guide you...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Neat place to see history of area....worth a stop if you are in the area!! Maggie gives a great lesson on the place and on Thursday you can see how the old sock knitting machine works

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

It's full of history how i know this is because i do an after school program there and we use it for that reason.Even if it is a work place for people

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Visited the Belknap Mill and was greeted by a very knowledgeable lady at the front desk. She gave my family and I a tour of the first floor of the mill. One room had artwork, the other vintage machinery, and the best part..... the back...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Where else can you find original knitting machines that still actually work? There are many exhibits and some wonderful gifts to purchase that you do not find everywhere. The mill also hosts many community events and has music in the park every week during the...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Across the river from the mill is Mill Plaza. It's a pretty little park at the corner of Union & Main that overlooks the river and the mill. Very pleasant place for a short walk or a picnic on a nice day. Clean and convenient....More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

I enjoyed seeing how real socks are made. The place looks and smells like it did over 100 years ago. I like looking at the water fall that used to run the mill.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Free concert was held on the 3rd floor of this historic Mill because the rain kept the Carter Mountain Band from performing in the Gazebo on the lawn of the Mill. The Mill is a treasure...art work to see...gift shop to browse...antique sewing machines to...More

Thank Valerie K
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I wouldn't recommend going here on purpose, but if you're in the area it is somewhat interesting. Local schools host art shows here, that is fun to look at. The staff is helpful and pleasant. The pavilion outside is nice.

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Reviewed 21 July 2016

During the spring the mill offers a day trip program for 4th graders. Schools from as far as Vermont and Massachusetts come to participate. If your school doesn't offer this I'd highly recommend it. It covers everything from the geography of NH and pollution to...More

Thank Heidi P
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