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Discover a Family-Friendly Destination in the Heart of Tamworth Village
A short drive from the well-worn paths of Routes 16 and 25, and nestled in quaint Tamworth Village, one will find one of New Hampshire’s hidden gems, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm. This unique attraction offers all generations of visitors a glimpse into the important contributions once made by country doctors, and hands-on learning activities based on the agricultural way of life in New Hampshire from 1790 to present.
Settled by the prominent Remick family, a visit to the museum offers the opportunity to surround oneself in the daily activities of a farm and imagine life as it might have been lived by the two country doctors who owned and lived on the property, Dr. Edwin Remick and his son, Dr. Edwin “Doc” Crafts Remick. Together, they provided 99 years of continuous medical care to Tamworth and surrounding towns.
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm is the only country doctor museum in New England and one of only three in the United States. Interactive, hands-on learning opportunities are offered as much as possible, which allow for an enriched experience. For those who wish to deepen their understanding of historical practices and traditions, season-based workshops, classes, activities and hearthside dinners are offered regularly. In addition, six seasonal events provide a more immersive experience: Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival, Maple Sugaring Day Open House, Spring on the Farm, Dandelion Festival, Harvest Festival and Homestead Christmas.
From mid-June through early September, a Summertime Activities & Tours schedule takes place Monday through Saturday. One can easily spend a full day enjoying the lineup of daily activities: try milking a goat, help collect eggs from the chicken coop and feed the barnyard animals, meet and learn about friendly farm animals and more. The farm is home to sheep, goats, cows, steers, chickens and pigs, and a miniature horse named Sadie. Watch a historical demonstration and see cows being milked during their afternoon milking time. Take a tour of the historic Captain Enoch Remick House, built circa 1808, and the original doctors’ office shared by both Drs. Remick. This impressive house, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was Doc’s boyhood home and contains the antique furnishings of the Remick family, an antique toy collection, and 19th-century murals attributed to the American painter John Avery.
The Museum Center is located in the house Dr. Edwin Crafts Remick shared with his wife, Marion Ella Miles Remick. Once a tourist guest house, today visitors can walk through the modest living quarters, which are largely unchanged from the time Doc and Marion called it home. One can also take in exhibits of Remick family history and learn about country living traditions and practices. The “Our Medicine Through Time” exhibit helps visitors understand how medicines progressed from backyard gathering and in-home creation to the local pharmacy, and includes a visit to a simulated soda fountain counter, once common in drug stores.
The immediate museum property covers nearly 100 acres. Slope-side gardens grow vegetables, dye plants, medicinal herbs, and a children’s interactive play garden. A memorial flower garden offers a quiet spot from which to imagine a simpler time. There are several working and history-filled structures on the homestead to view or explore. Discover a cattle barn, milk house, icehouse, maple sugar house, stable, and a historic English barn. A walking trail allows for spectacular views of the pastoral land, pond, distinctive Mount Chocorua and the Ossipee Mountain Range; an exploratory walk can be found along the Swift River. Bird lovers will find many species to enjoy and photographers will find abundant subject matter. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic; covered and open-air picnic tables are located on the grounds, including the bank of the Swift River.
The museum store sells farm-fresh eggs, farm-raised ground pork sausage meat and ground beef, farm-produced herbal remedies, dried herbs and teas, Remick-made maple syrup and locally produced honey. There are many informative guide booklets available on a wide range of topics related to farming and historic traditions, as well as farm-related children’s books, handcrafted and Remick-made gifts, including a museum-produced cookbook. Fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers may be found at the farm stand during the growing season.
A treasured destination of locals and visitors alike, a visit to Remick and the surrounding village leaves one with a delightful sense of having stepped back in time.
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm brings all generations of visitors together for a meaningful learning experience, and the “back-in-time” admission price of $5 per person (free for ages 4 and under) makes it an affordable outing for families. As a Blue Star Museum, active-duty military (including Reserve and National Guard) and their family members enjoy free admission from Memorial Day to Labor Day, which the Museum & Farm extends to veterans and their guest. Visit the museum’s website—www.remickmuseum.org—or call 603-323-7591 (800-686-6117) for current hours. Remick Museum & Farm is located just off Route 113, at 58 Cleveland Hill Rd. in Tamworth Village, and can also be found on Facebook and Instagram. Open year-round.