Discover Hampstead, a picture postcard New England town settled in 1749 As you meander the serene Robert Frost Scenic Byway/Old Stagecoach Route Scenic Byway. These byways celebrate New Hampshire’s rural landscapes, villages, farmsteads and orchards. The stagecoaches that clip clopped from Boston to Concord would have passed through this beautiful downtown and elegant Main Street with antique colonial homes. The completely unique Hampstead Meetinghouse, dating from 1749, that was on their route, still stands proudly on Emerson Avenue. The unique two-story gabled and clapboarded structure was originally built to serve as the meetinghouse for religious services and as the town hall. Unlike 19th-century churches, the original main entrance, framed by pilasters and pediment, was on the long side. A bell tower rises on the left end. Enjoy the meetinghouse and the quaint town.
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