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Dover Transportation Center
Dover station is located downtown within walking distance of the business district, shops, restaurants and the Children’s Museum. The Dover station is open 30 minutes prior to most scheduled Downeaster departures.
Metered/permit parking. Parking cost $.25 per hour and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for meter instructions.
Quik-Trak Ticketing Hours
Weekdays: 6:00am - 7:45pm
Weekends & Holidays: 6:15am - 9:00pm
Conveniently situated between New Hampshire’s seacoast and mountains, Dover station is a perfect spot from which to explore the Granite State.
Dover has carefully preserved its industrial past and today boasts a thriving downtown with excellent restaurants, an annual arts festival, a world-class children’s museum, and plenty of recreational opportunities.
For help planning your itinerary, click on the links to the right or check out Dover’s area attractions below.
Apple Harvest Day
COAST Bus provides transportation connections from the Dover Transportation Center to Portsmouth, Newington, Somersworth and Rochester, NH.
Taxis are often available on site or by calling (603) 742-5000.
Dover Train Station
Trips We Love
The Transportation Center is located right in Downtown Dover. You’ll find many culinary options there, ranging from breakfast to lunch to dinner and dessert. Cross Chestnut Street and find ice cream, crêpes, Chinese, American fare and coffee options. Head deeper into downtown and you’ll discover seafood, Thai, Italian treats and pizza options. Dover has a wide selection of culinary styles and dining atmospheres.
Even in the colder months, the river is a centerpiece for dining downtown. Whether you are looking for a lively atmosphere with music and entertainment, casual dining, a place for the family, or an upscale meal, Dover has a culinary treat for you.
Dover, settled in 1623, is the oldest continuous settlement in New Hampshire, and the seventh oldest in the US. For most of its history, Dover used the Cochecho River as a mode of transportation and a power insource. Today the river is used as the visual and cultural heart of downtown.
If you are looking for a unique way to travel through the city, you can jump on the Dover Community Trail following the former Dover to Portsmouth railroad line from the Transportation Center south through neighborhoods.
Museums are the Place to Be
Dover is host to history and culture. You can visit the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire located in the center of downtown Dover, an easy five minute walk from the Transportation Center.
The Children’s Museum features over 60,000 square feet of science, culture and history ranging from a "build it, fly it" exhibit to an in-depth ecosystem display focusing on the Cochecho River.
Apple Harvest Day is on the first Saturday in October and welcomes over 25,000 visitors to Dover.
Children's Museum of New Hampshire
The Children's Museum features over 60,000 square feet of science, culture and history.