Hampton is located in Rockingham County 9 miles south of Portsmouth between Hampton Beach and Exeter along Highway 51 near Hampton Beach State Park.
First called Winnacunnet, the Native American name for "pleasant pines," Hampton was one of four original New Hampshire towns established by the Massachusetts government. In 1638 the area which was once part of Seabrook, Kensington, Danville, Kingston, East Kingston, Sandown, North and South Hampton, Hampton Falls, and Great Boar's Head was settled by a group of parishioners led by Reverand Stephen Bachiler. The Reverand had previously preached in Hampton, England and the town was named after that town when it was incorporated in 1639. Hampton's oceanfront became a popular resort area when the railroad was constructed in the 1850's. Poet John Greenleaf Whittier was a direct descendent of Reverand Bachiler.
Visitors to Hampton will find the following attractions nearby: the Atlantic Ocean beaches, historic Portsmouth, Strawberry Banke Museum, antiquing, whale watching and harbour cruises, deep-sea fishing, and golf courses.
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100 Winnacunnet Road, New Hampshire 03842
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Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
Green Mountain Film Festival Montpelier VT March22-31 Culture reigns at the Green Mountain Film Festival, featuring powerful programming on a wide range of subjects, interesting and often unexpected guests, and a convivial atmosphere.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.