Rochester, New Hampshire
Introduction to Rochester, New Hampshire
Originally inhabited by Abenaki Indians of the Pennacook tribe, the town was granted to settlers by Colonial Governor Samuel Shute. It was officially incorporated in 1722, named in honor of the Earl of Rochester. Actual settlement of Rochester was delayed until 1728 because of conflict with the Indian tribes.
Rochester and nearby Attractions
- Rochester Historical Society Museum
- Rochester Opera House
- Rochester Common
- Durham Historic Museum
- Rundlet May House
Things To Do In Rochester
Rochester offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, including the Rochester Opera House, the Pawtuckaway State Park and the Splashtown Amusement Park. Those interested in the area’ history may enjoy a visit to the Rochester Historical Society Museum or the Rundlet May House.
Air transportation facilities are available at Pease International Airport.
Rochester Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at the University of New Hampshire, Northern Essex Community College, New Hampshire College and the University of New England – University Campus.