The 1686 House

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Coordinates: 42°55′47″N 71°03′14″W / 42.929649°N 71.053940°W / 42.929649; -71.053940

Front View of The 1686 House from the corner of Scotland Road and Main Street

The 1686 House is a fine dining restaurant in Kingston, New Hampshire, USA, that is best known for its extensive wine list and colonial decor. In 1992, it won one of the six 1992 Grand Awards for Outstanding Restaurant Wine Lists given by Wine Spectator.[1][2]

The 1686 House is located in the historic district of Kingston and is one of the oldest buildings in the town. It was originally built as a residential home. The basement of the building originally had escape tunnels that were built in case of an attack by Native Americans. The long history of the building has drawn the attention of paranormal investigators, some of whom claim the building is home to ghosts.[3][4]

The 1686 House has hosted political fundraisers for New Hampshire primary candidates.[5] It also hosts other functions, including wedding receptions.[6]


  1. ^ "Wine Award Honors Father's Passion, Son's Dedication". New Hampshire Sunday News. Manchester, NH. 30 August 1992.
  2. ^ Lawson, Russell (2005). New Hampshire (On-the-Road Histories). Northampton: Interlink. p. 141. ISBN 978-1-56656-565-3.
  3. ^ Dandurant, Karen (31 October 2008). "Paranormal investigators tour Kingston's 1686 House". Seacoast Online. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  4. ^ Sanok, Ann (21 December 2007). "Developing Kingston: Convenience trumps history for some". Seacoast Online. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  5. ^ Depaul, Jennifer (19 August 2007). "Huckabee woos voters at Kingston gathering". The New Hampshire Union Leader. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  6. ^ "Williamson and Preble Wed in New Hampshire". McCook Daily Gazette. 11 September 1993. Retrieved 7 March 2011.

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