Most New Hampshire towns would be considered antiquated and interesting, but not altogether large. The same could be said about Concord, the state capital. The capital building itself is an intriguing specimen. It is one of the nation's longest standing, constructed soundly from marble and granite in 1819. Main Street and several bordering outlets are adorned with well-preserved buildings from around the same time period, when Concord was an important political hub for a young America.
Also available for view in Concord is the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, named for a local schoolteacher who passed away during the Challenger Space Mission. This structure houses information for the young and old on the wonder and importance of space travel. So Concord contains glimpses of the past as well as the future.