History

Laconia, New Hampshire and the surrounding area are rich in history and fascinating stories from hundreds of years ago. Here you can learn more about Laconia from historical information to present day facts and figures.

Did you know that….
  • Laconia is the 9th largest city in New Hampshire?
  • There are three main areas of Laconia…downtown Laconia, Lakeport, and The Weirs?
  • The Weirs was named by colonists for fishing weirs?
  • Laconia was settled in 1761 when it was called Meredith Bridge?
  • Laconia has been the county seat of Belknap County since 1840?
  • Laconia is known as the “City on the Lakes”?
Find more information here:
City of Laconia, NH http://www.cityoflaconianh.org/
Laconia Historical and Museum Society http://www.laconiahistorical.org/
Lake Winnipesaukee Museum http://www.lwhs.us/
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Customer Testimonials

Great location, great time

We stayed at Birch Knoll for a long weekend last summer. The hotel was great for the price. It was well kept, and the rooms were clean. There was access to a grill and rec room, which we used one night. We stocked up the local grocery store and took all the stuff back and had a cookout. There were places to eat outside, so we did not have to mess up our room. The owner on duty was extremely nice and helpful. Anything we needed or thought of, he assisted us. The outdoor pool was kept warm because it was covered most of the time it was not in use. We seemed to be the only ones enjoying it. The location is perfect. Although a lengthy walk, the drive to weirs beach (where the drive through, waterpark, beach, arcades and little shops are) was less than five minutes. This was a perfect little gem of a hotel. We will be back.

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