Keene (New Hampshire)

Main Street

Keene is a city in southern New Hampshire.


Keene is the county seat of Cheshire County and has been a local center of commerce and culture for a long time. This is reflected in the profusion of pretty buildings in town, only a few of which are pictured in this article.

Get in

By car

Keene is most easily accessible by taking I-91 in Vermont to Exit 3 and getting on VT-9 in Brattleboro. Then head into the traffic circle until VT-9 continues and follow it over a small bridge into New Hampshire (VT-9 becomes NH-9). Follow NH-9 about 15 miles to Keene. From the east, Keene is accessible via NH-101. NH-9 also connects Keene to Concord to the northeast.

By plane



Pumpkin Fest

Live Entertainment

Keene Normal School


Highland Hill & firetower, Greater Goose Pond and Drummer Hill, Beech Hill Preserve, Beaver Brook Falls, Horatio Colony Trust

see, Trails in Keene and Parks and Open Spaces in Keene


Keene offers a variety of recreational areas.

Wheelock Park, Central Square, Robin Hood Park, Otter Brook Dam Recreation Area


The former home of the Catherine Fiske Seminary For Young Ladies

Keene, as well as New Hampshire as a whole, is a great place to shop due to the lack of a state sales tax. Keene has a wide array of shops and stores selling almostall things. Below are just a few examples of where to shop when in Keene:


Cheshire County Courthouse

Keene also features several major chains of mid-scale restaurants, each of which have their own bars. On Winchester St. are Pizzaria Uno, 99 Restaurant, and Applebees. Located off Winchester Street, at the Monadnock Marketplace, are Chilis, Longhorn Steakhouse, and the Olive Garden.


Main Street area

The Main Street (Downtown) area of Keene hosts several bars and nightclubs.


United Church of Christ



Go next

Routes through Keene

Brattleboro becomes  W  E  Hillsborough Concord
Lebanon Marlow  N  S  Swanzey Greenfield
Windsor Claremont  N  S  Swanzey Leominster
END  W  E  Peterborough Milford

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