Warren, New Hampshire: Only Town with a Real Redstone Rocket

The same kind of rocket that hurled New Hampshire native Alan Shepard into space. Brought here in 1971.

Warren Historical Museum

Address:
112 Water St., Warren, NH
Directions:
Warren Historical Museum. I-91 exit 16 to Hwy 25C east, or I-93 exit 26 to Hwy 25 west; both highways intersect in Warren. The rocket is easy to spot in the town square.
Phone:
603-764-5865
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Warren's Redstone Missile.

Warren's Redstone Missile

Driving into Warren I was amazed to see this huge missile! Could it be this small town was really a secret military site? Nope. The Redstone missile came to Warren on April 21, 1971. A very informative nearby display gives the history of how and why. A very cool sight for this small town!

[ThomH, 08/04/2019]

Redstone missile.

Only Town With Real Redstone Rocket

Well-maintained and real Redstone rocket. Saw this, then went to Concord to see the replica. Nice to see the real thing first!

[Don Stevens, 08/01/2017]

Technical nitpickers classify this as a missile, not a rocket, and while other real Redstones can be found at several space-themed attractions, Warren is the only civic municipality with one.

Redstone Rocket

Warren is not the only town with a Redstone Rocket. The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, an air and space science center in Concord, has a Redstone rocket complete with an attached replica Mercury capsule. The rocket was formerly located at the south gate of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

[Max Perrine, 12/23/2013]

The entire rocket at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, not just the capsule, is a replica, but it's a really good one. Technically, Warren retains its "only town with a Redstone rocket" bragging rights.

Redstone missile.

Redstone Missile

The sleepy little burg of Warren has its own Redstone Missile. A remnant of the Cold War, it is nestled in a little park with a "Missile Information" kiosk that gives you the scoop. There are a couple of picnic tables, and the Warren Historical Museum is just steps away. Worth a look if you are out in the boondocks of NH for some reason. We drive over to Warren to get haircuts at Mary's Shear Connection. So get a haircut from the lovely Mary and get your missile on! Peace.

[Stew Weldon, 10/05/2011]

Redfield Missile.

Only Town with a Redstone Rocket

A photo of the Only Town with a Redstone Rocket that stands in Warren, NH in a public park. Taken on a trip east a week ago.

[R Pelfrey, 09/19/2005]

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