Durham Travel Guide

Durham

Settled in 1635 and later the home of General John Sullivan, a Revolutionary War hero and three-time New Hampshire governor, Durham was where Sullivan and his band of rebel patriots stored the gunpowder they captured from Fort William and Mary in New Castle. Easy access to Great Bay via the Oyster River made Durham a maritime hub in the 19th century. Among its lures today are the water, nearby farms that welcome visitors, and the University of New Hampshire, which occupies much of the town's center.

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