Last November 2009 the Town of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire turned 250! Its long tradition and place as a resort destination is unique. It is known as the “Oldest Summer Resort in America.” More recently that title has been updated to “America’s First Resort.”
Located on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee and surrounding Lake Wentworth, Wolfeboro is known as “The Oldest Summer Resort in America.” Royal Governor John Wentworth established a summer estate known as Kingswood on Lake Wentworth in 1770.
The original name of the town, Wolfeborough, was in honor of General John Wolfe, who was defeated in Quebec in 1759 and 1763 during the French and Indian Wars.
Downtown Wolfeboro is set right on Lake Winnipesaukee on Wolfeboro Bay. The many attractions, year round concerts, antique fairs, and fine restaurants, make this town one of the premier towns for visitors, seasonal homeowners, or those looking to relocate permanently. An additional benefit to living in Wolfeboro is its exceptional newly renovated hospital, Huggins Hospital. Here it is in 1916.
Some of the other features of Wolfeboro are the Wolfeboro Historical Society Museum – Clark House, the Libby Museum, the Wright Museum, Wentworth State Park, New Hampshire Boat Museum, and a port-of-call for the MS Mount Washington.
Many famous people from all over the world have summered in Wolfeboro, including French president,
Nicholas Sarkozy in 2007. Jimmy Kimmel and Drew Barrymore
have been sighted as recently as 2009. Wolfeboro is the summer home of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney
, and it was the summer home of actor Jack Lemmon.