375 Years Old and Thriving…

Water Street

Exeter, NH

After exploring the state for a year, we have finally taken up residence in the quaint town of Exeter, New Hampshire, a historic mill community first settled in 1638. The Squamscott/Exeter Rivers and Great Falls powered numerous mills: sawmills, gristmills, a cloth mill, paper mills, and a snuff mill that was mentioned in the writings of George Washington after he visited in 1776. Abraham Lincoln stood on the steps of the Exeter Town Hall and gave a speech and his son attended the local preparatory school, Phillips Exeter Academy, founded in 1781. We love the community, the vitality, the rich history, the close proximity to Portsmouth and Boston, the fine restaurants, charming shops, and the small town flavor. There’s much to be discovered and we’ve just begun…. as soon as the snow melts just a little!

Phillips Exeter Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy

Runners

Exeter Academy students run along the Squamscott River with 1827 mill buildings across the river, now Exeter Mill residential community.

The Green Bean

The Green Bean

11 Water Street

11 Water Street

Personality Plus Waitress at 11 Water Street

Miss Personality… our waitress at 11 Water Street