Art, Music & Walking Paths
Art exhibits and creative arts activities
We also offer creative arts, one-on-one experiences for adult patients in the hospital, infusion suites, and waiting areas with our Visual Artist, Literary Artist, and Therapeutic Harpist. See samples of our patients' creative writing projects. Learn more about the Arts Program.
You may have noticed our two pianos, one located near the rotunda on Level 3 and the other located on Level 4 in the East Mall. Volunteers routinely play the two pianos (there are regularly scheduled performances in the rotunda throughout the week). Visitors may play the pianos for a limited time by first obtaining the key from the Main Rotunda or South Information Desks. You may also hear live guitar in the East Mall. Learn more about performing arts at DHMC.
The beautiful grounds of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) include two outdoor walking paths. One surrounds the cluster of DHMC buildings inside the loop road. The other, the Albert Schweitzer Walking Trail, will take you through the woods and lies outside the loop road. View the trail map (PDF) from the Upper Valley Trails Alliance website.
There are also a patio and children's play area off the dining area on Level 2 (PDF).
You can also walk within DHMC on the different levels: 1 mile = 5,280 feet / 1,760-2,640 steps / 13-22 minutes. The following walking maps are provided in PDF format.
Information Desk and Art Half Mile
Time: 5-11 min
Main Rotunda Information Desk to Pharmacy
Time: 3-5:30 min
Pharmacy to the Chapel and Back
Time: 4-6 min
Short East Mall Walk 1
Time: 1-2 min
Short East Mall Walk 2
Time: 1-3 min
Garden of Hope