You'll Love Visiting The Foundry, A New Hampshire Restaurant Loaded With Local History
If you like a side of history to go with your meal, you’ll relish a trip to the Millyard District of Manchester to visit The Foundry. The farm to table restaurant is located in a fascinating little spot.
For 1.5 miles along Commercial Street are impressive brick buildings with large windows, making up the Amoskeag Millyard District.
The area was the heart of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, a textile manufacturing company that was, in 1915, the largest cotton textile plant in the world with over 17,000 employees!
Industrial Era history buffs will love walking the area and seeing how the 30 or so buildings that made up the Mill have been converted into offices, lofts, tech firms, and art studios. The area also made contributions to Workers’ Rights History.
Manchester was once known as a "strike-free" city until after World War I when a 20% pay decrease and increase of working hours led to the first of an era of striking that continued through the Great Depression.
If you’re a history fiend, the Millyard Museum is a third of a mile walk from the restaurant! Have a few drinks and make an afternoon of it with some friends. Or for younger friends of the past, the SEE Science Center is next door to the Museum.
They have a huge miniscale Lego model of the area as it would have looked back when the Merrimack powered the fabric mills!
The Foundry building itself has the iconic atmosphere of the area. The timber beams and columns are original.
Exposed brick and huge windows scream New England while providing panoramic views of the Merrimack River.
The libations are nothing to sneeze at.
The cocktail menu is extensive and the beer selection includes local micro and craft brews.
All the dishes feature locally-sourced ingredients and the menu changes seasonally.
The Foundry is the largest certified Farm to Table restaurant in New Hampshire.
Plus, they regularly host live, local music and do a Sunday Brunch.
Go imbibe some mimosas and some atmosphere!
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50 Commercial St, Manchester, NH 03101, USA