The Raymond Railroad Depot served the Portsmouth branch of the Boston and Maine Railroad. Raymond was first served by the railroad in 1850 with the first station built in 1878. This station was burned down in a fire and soon rebuilt however this station also burned down in 1892 in a fire that also burned much of Raymond. This Great Fire of Raymond is documented in some exhibits in the town museum located in the rebuilt 1893 depot building still standing. The depot is one of the best preserved 19th century depot buildings in New Hampshire.
The depot is open for visits from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Sundays during the summer. Keep an eye on the Society’s web site for announcements of special events held throughout the year. These are not only great fun but are a good way to meet society officers that are a font of interesting information.
The pancake breakfast is a good example of such an event.
another way to support the society is to purchase a commemorative brick for the walkway.
A great local history museum and historic site, I hope to see you at the next event!