Full of picturesque and charming 19th century buildings, Exeter is a historic New England Village only a short trip away from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
History buffs staying at our accommodations in Exeter can tour the city streets in search of historic buildings like the Exeter Town Office Building, the Exeter Parks and Recreation Building and the Exeter Town Hall—all historic 1800s structures. When cold weather looms, stay indoors and learn about America’s revolutionary beginnings at the American Independence Museum, or discover the history of Exeter itself at the Exeter Historical Society. You can also tour the Gilman Garrison House, a historic family home built in 1709. A must-see for Exeter hotel guests is the Powder House, built in 1771 and used to store the local government’s supply of gunpowder and munitions.
Walk, bike or jog alongside the beautiful Squamscott River, or kayak or canoe in the river. At Swasey Parkway, you can sit and relax with a book and a picnic lunch, or simply watch for native wildlife. There’s fishing at Brickyard Pond, and ice-skating at Park Street Commons. Wander through Exeter Town Forest, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing along the trails during your stay at our Exeter accommodations.