Keene, New Hampshire audio tour: A Walk through Keene's History

About the Tour

Whether you are a resident or a visitor, Keene, New Hampshire has stories to share with you. On this tour, you’ll hear local third grade students from Franklin Elementary School tell you about historic locations here in Keene. The town was settled by Europeans in the 1700s and has artifacts from different centuries. On this tour, you can see homes of historic Keene figures, and the sites where important events have taken place. You'll see colonial burying grounds, churches, the site of a scalping, and numerous beautiful historic homes. This tour will take you on Washington street, down side streets, and to the iconic Main Street. Come learn about influential residents, iconic buildings, notable schools, and much more.

Tour Producer


Samantha Sintros

Hi! I have been a teacher of young children for the past 14 years and love making history and our community come alive for my students!

Major Landmarks

  • Keene Colonial Theater

  • Keene Central Square

Directions to Starting Point

The starting point is at 217 Washington Street, Keene, NH. From Main Street, drive north towards Central Square. Exit onto Washington Street and drive a half mile and you will see the elementary school on your right. From route 9 east, take the Keene exit on your right. Drive 1.5 miles, and the school will be on your left. If not during school hours, you can park in the school's parking lot (in front of the school) or on Washington street.

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Places to stop along the way

There are many delicious restaurants along Main Street. Also check out the coffee shops, book stores, boutiques, and gift shops.

Best time of day

This tour can be done during any time of day. The shops, museums, and churches along the route are typically open during the day, so if you'd like to visit them, go in the morning or afternoon.


Be careful of cars when crossing the street.


My wife and I took your tour today- July 6, 2020! We are both teachers from Connecticut and we recently bought a home in New Hampshire. We love learning about new areas and this was absolutely fabulous. We learned so much about Keene and we especially loved the amazing job you students did on your “parts” of the tour! What an educational, fun, creative way to share your town’s history with others. We loved it! Thank you so much.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 1 year ago

I am so pleased that you were able to take this tour! The students who worked on this learned so much and it was great for all of us. Welcome to NH.

Posted by Samantha , 7 months ago

so cool

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , about 3 years ago

Thanks again!

Posted by Samantha , 7 months ago
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