Directions

The Dover Mini Maker Faire is held at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, in Dover, NH which is…

12 miles north of Portsmouth, NH
40 miles east of Manchester, NH
50 miles south of Portland, ME
65 miles north of Boston, MA


Recommended GPS setting

The Children’s Museum of NH’s parking lot will be occupied during the Dover Mini Maker Faire. Yet there are parking spots available if you follow this GPS address: 10 Henry Law Avenue, Dover NH 03820


Directions from the south

First of all, take I-95 North to NH Exit 4 – Spaulding Turnpike/Route 16 North (note: exit is on left). From Spaulding Turnpike, take Exit 8E and follow Silver Street* to lights at Route 108/Central Ave. Take a left onto Central Ave. and follow to next set of lights at Washington Street. Take a sharp right onto Henry Law Avenue. The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (where the Dover Mini Maker Faire is held) is on left next to Rotary Arts Amphitheater in Henry Law Public Park. There is pay-for-use parking on Henry Law Ave. (in effect Mon-Fri 9 am – 7 pm only. Free on weekends) and many event parking spaces along River Street, Central Ave, Washington Street and Main Street. There are also metered spots in Dover’s 300+ space downtown parking garage at 45 Orchard Street, which is only a 5 minute walk to the museum!


Directions from the north (New Hampshire)

First of all, from Spaulding Turnpike/Route 16 South, take Exit 8E and follow Silver Street to lights at Route 108/Central Ave. Take a left onto Central Ave. and follow to next set of lights at Washington Street. At those lights, take a sharp right onto Henry Law Avenue. The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (where the Dover Mini Maker Faire is held) is on the left next to the Rotary Arts Amphitheater in Henry Law Park. There is pay-for-use parking on Henry Law Ave. (in effect Mon-Fri 9am – 7pm only. Free on weekends) and many event parking spaces along Central Ave, Washington Street and Main Street. There are also metered spots in Dover’s 300+ space downtown parking garage at 45 Orchard Street, which is only a 5 minute walk to the museum.


Directions from the north (Maine)

First of all, take Route 95 South to Portsmouth Exit 5 to Spaulding Turnpike/Route 16 North. Then from Spaulding Turnpike, take Exit 8E and follow Silver Street to lights at Route 108/Central Ave. Take a left onto Central Ave. and follow to next set of lights at Washington Street. At those lights, take a sharp right onto Henry Law Avenue. The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (where the Dover Mini Maker Faire is held) is on the left next to the Rotary Arts Amphitheater in Henry Law Park. There is pay-for-use parking on Henry Law Ave. (in effect Mon-Fri 9am – 7pm only. Free on weekends) and many event parking spaces along Central Ave, Washington Street and Main Street. There are also metered spots in Dover’s 300+ space downtown parking garage at 45 Orchard Street, which is only a 5 minute walk to the museum.


Directions from Manchester

First of all, take Route 101 East to Exit 7 in Epping. Then turn left onto Route 125N/Calef Highway and follow for 10 miles. At Lee traffic circle, take 1st exit onto Route 4 East. After less than a mile, take exit for Route 155 North and stay on it as it becomes Turtle Pond Road, then West Knox Marsh Road/Route 9 in Dover. Continue over highway overpass to Route 108 North intersection. Take a left onto Central Ave. and follow to next set of lights at Washington Street. At those lights, take a sharp right onto Henry Law Avenue. The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (where the Dover Mini Maker Faire is held) is on the left next to the Rotary Arts Amphitheater in Henry Law Park. There is pay-for-use parking on Henry Law Ave. (in effect Mon-Fri 9 am – 7 pm only. Free on weekends) and many event parking spaces along Central Ave, Washington Street and Main Street. There are also metered spots in Dover’s 300+ space downtown parking garage at 45 Orchard Street, which is only a 5 minute walk to the museum.

Alternately, if you’d prefer traveling on more major roads, you may take Route 101 East to Route 95 North, then take Exit 4 – Spaulding Turnpike/Route 16 North (note: exit is on left). From Spaulding Turnpike, take Exit 8E and follow Silver Street to lights at Route 108/Central Ave. Take a left onto Central Ave. and follow to next set of lights at Washington Street. At those lights, take a sharp right onto Henry Law Avenue. The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (where the Dover Mini Maker Faire is held) is on the left next to the Rotary Arts Amphitheater in Henry Law Park. There is pay-for-use parking on Henry Law Ave. (in effect Mon-Fri 9 am – 7 pm only. Free on weekends) and many event parking spaces along Central Ave, Washington Street and Main Street. There are also metered spots in Dover’s 300+ space downtown parking garage at 45 Orchard Street, which is only a 5 minute walk to the museum.


Directions rom Concord

First of all, take Route 4 East from Concord. Then at the Lee traffic circle, take 2nd exit onto Dover Road/US 202/Route 4 East. After 1.2 miles, take your first exit (on your right) and at the end of the ramp turn left on to Route 155, toward Durham. Continue on Rt. 155 (for approx. 5 miles) as it turns into Rt 9/Knox Marsh Rd, staying straight on the overpass of Rt. 16, continuing on Rt. 9 / Silver Street into downtown Dover. At the end of Silver St., take a left on to Central Ave. Follow to next set of lights at Washington Street. At those lights, take a sharp right onto Henry Law Avenue. The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (where the Dover Mini Maker Faire is held) is on left next to the Rotary Arts Amphitheater in Henry Law Park. There is pay-for-use parking on Henry Law Ave. (in effect Mon-Fri 9 am – 7 pm only. Free on weekends) and many event parking spaces along Central Ave, Washington Street and Main Street. There are also metered spots in Dover’s 300+ space downtown parking garage at 45 Orchard Street, which is only a 5 minute walk to the museum.


Parking

Please note that metered parking is FREE on the weekends in Dover. In addition, there are lots of parking spots in the 45 Orchard Street parking garage (which costs $0.75/hour).