Franklin Pierce Homestead State Historic Site
|301 2nd NH Turnpike
Hillsborough, NH 03244
Franklin Pierce Homestead is operated by the Hillsborough Historical Society, is the boyhood home of America's fourteenth president and is a spacious and beautiful, federal style country home. Built by Pierce's father in 1804, it reflects the gracious and affluent living of the nineteenth century. A ballroom, which extends the entire length of the second floor, was used for entertaining neighbors and distinguished families of the state and nation. Franklin Pierce shared Daniel Webster's dedication to national unity and led our country during the most trying of times, the time of slavery. Private tours & large group tours, both coinciding & outside the public hours & months, can be arranged. The Pierce Homestead is available, at a fee, for small private functions & meetings.
This site is open Friday through Tuesday on May 22nd through September 7th and Saturdays and Sundays only from September 12th through October 12th until it closes for the season October 12th, 2015. Operating hours are 10 am to 4 pm, with the last tour at 3 pm.
|Dates of Operation
*Last museum tour at 3pm
Open Memorial Day, Columbus Day
and Labor Day.
Admission for NH residents is $4 for adults (18-64); children ages 5 and under and NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free. Admission for non-residents is $5 for adults (18 or over); $3 for youth ages 6-17; children ages 5 and under are admitted free.Season passes
||5 or under
||65 or over |
|June 15th at 7pm
||Other Side of the Midnight Ride: A Visit With Rachel Revere. |
|July 4th 10am-3pm
||Vintage, Old, and Collectables Tag Sale.|
|July 20th at 7pm
||Pierce, a Drama by Jaques Lamarre|
|August 14th at 7pm
||Welcome Home New Hampshire.|
|August 15th 10am & 2pm
||Daniel Webster: I Still Live.|
|August 15th 12pm & 3pm
||Harp Recital: Sharon Dowling|
|August 16th 9:30am
|August 16th 11am-3pm
|September 14th at 7pm
||A Walk Back in Time: The Secrets of Cellar Holes|
|November 7th & 8th at 7pm
||NH Open Doors |
Are pets allowed at Franklin Pierce Homestead State Historic Site?
Pets are not permitted in the park. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy
for more information.
Keep Your Parks Clean
Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program, you can help us keep your parks clean and beautiful by carrying out whatever you carry in. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.
Access for Persons with DisabilitiesPlease contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.
Additional Resources and InformationHillsborough Historical Society