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West Peterborough Walking Tour

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

West Peterborough Mill Village Vintage Postcard

The West Peterborough Walking Tour looks at the evolution of this mill village and discusses the buildings, people, and businesses that shaped ‘the West’ from the early 19th century to the present. On the walk, we will see Peterborough’s only documented Underground Railroad site and learn about the abolitionist movement in the local area.  We will share the stories of two men who came to Peterborough, one in the 1820s and the other in the 1920s, and how their hard work shaped the village as we know it today. The tour finishes up at the Green Grocer where we will discuss the West Peterborough mills and the devastating fire that destroyed most of the mill complex.

The West Peterborough Walking Tour is approximately 90 minutes and held rain or shine. In the event of thunderstorms, we will reschedule the tour. 

The tour is limited to 25 participants. Guests meet at the West Peterborough Post Office at 301 Union Street. Please do not park in postal patron parking spaces.


$10 General Admission

$8 Monadnock Center Members

Free for children 12 years and under


Walking tours frequently sell out and we recommend booking your tickets early. Tickets may be cancelled for a full refund before 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. Refunds are issued within 5 business days. Cancellations received after July 4 are not refundable.


Thank you!

Four Seasons-Sotheby’s International Realty in Peterborough has generously sponsored our 2024 Walking Tours!










This walk follows the sidewalks and pathways found along Union Street and is accessible to guests who use a wheelchair. The tour guide uses a portable microphone to make the talk easier to hear. Restroom facilities are not available on this walk. If you have questions about accessibility, please call us at (603) 924-3235 and we will be happy to discuss your needs.



July 6
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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301 Union St. West Peterborough, NH
301 Union St
West Peterborough, NH 03461 United States
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