Manchester

Population

2010: 109,565, #238 in U.S., #1 in New Hampshire

1950: 82,732, #133 in U.S.

2010 Metropolitan Area: 400,721, #129 in U.S.

1950 Metropolitan Area: 88,216, #159 in U.S.

Setting

Manchester was founded in 1751 on the Merrimack River. The city now has a Riverwalk along the Merrimack.

Buildings

Tallest building: City Hall Plaza, 275 feet (1992)

The buildings of the Amoskeag Millyard, once one of the world's largest textile mills, now have offices, restaurants, and other uses.

Stores

Manchester has no downtown department stores.

Trains

Amtrak has no service to Manchester.

Museums

The Millyard Museum and SEE Science Center are in the Amoskeag Millyard buildings. The Currier Museum of Art is just east of downtown. 

Theaters

Downtown Manchester has no first-run movie theaters. The Palace Theater (1915), a restored movie theater, hosts the New Hampshire Philharmonic, Opera New Hampshire, and a variety of other events. The Majestic Theatre is also downtown.

 

Downtown Manchester
(Photo by Mike Spenard)

Sports

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, play at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (2005). The Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL play at the SNHU Arena (2001).

Map of Downtown Manchester

IntownManchester.com