The Trask House was built in 1823 by local businesswoman Abigail Hooper, who ran a thriving general store on the property. That same year, she married Captain Richard Trask, a successful merchant ship captain. Now a museum, and headquarters of the Manchester Historical Society, the house contains an impressive collection of period furniture, artifacts and fine art. Included in the collection are examples of the furniture built in Manchester during the mid-19th century as well as memorabilia reflecting the town’s important maritime history and its later prominence as a summer vacation destination for the wealthy during the Gilded Age. Young people will enjoy the fascinating collection of antique toys.