25 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584

Exploring lancaster

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A hub for getting back to the roots.

Lancaster is home to over 3,300 residents and routinely attracts visitors from all over who want to enjoy the peaceful environment, parks and outdoor activities, and downtown boutique shops.

Welcome to Lancaster.

Are you in town for The Lancaster Fair or stopping by to grab lunch? We hope you’ll stay awhile and explore more of what this region has to offer.

Considered the gateway to the Great North Woods Region of New Hampshire, Lancaster is home to one of NH’s 4,000-footers, Mt. Cabot, Weeks State Park, and a portion sits in the White Mountain National Forest.

Explore With a Local Video Series

Life as We make it.

Main Street is bustling, kids can still play outside, families are realizing new entrepreneurial dreams, and at the end of the day we’re all friends and neighbors. Explore the video series below to see why so many have fallen in love with Lancaster.

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Explore the History of Lancaster

The Story of the Fox

For well over a century, the clever, caring, independent fox has stood as a symbol of the community of Lancaster. For the people that make Lancaster home, it is a reminder of our relationship to the wild and wooded landscape we reside in, and all forms of life we call neighbors.

Our embrace of the fox dates to 1913 when the renowned sculptor Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington created a bronze monument to celebrate the 150th anniversary of our founding. As one of the most important female sculptors of the early 20th century, Anna was known for her animal sculptures, which combine vivid emotional depth and skillful realism.

You can find her sculpture of our fox in Centennial Park, at the corner of Main Street & School Street. You’ll also see the fox around town on our fire trucks, in our shop windows, and if you look closely on a winter’s day, you might see her on the wooded edge of a snowy field.