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Franklin Pierce Homestead State Historic Site

301 2nd NH Turnpike
Hillsborough, NH 03244
Phone: 603-478-3165

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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.

Operating Schedule

This site is open on weekends of May 24th and May 31st, 2014. It will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 6th through June 26th and Friday through Tuesday from July 1st to September 1st, 2014.  Then, it is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 5th until it closes for the season October 13th, 2014. Operating hours are 10 am to 4 pm, with the last tour at 3 pm. 

Dates of Operation
Operating Hours
Closing Notes
Weekends: 5/24 & 5/31
Fri/Sat/Sun: 6/6-6/29
Fri-Tues: 7/1-9/1
Fri/Sat/Sun: 9/5-9/1
*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 are available.

Age 5 or under 6-17 18-64 65 or over
Resident Free Free $4

Upcoming Events at Franklin Pierce Homestead

July 5th through Labor Day:
Exhibition, Hillsborough's Stone Arch Bridges
August 17 & 18 Living History Event
September 4th
Monadnock Travel Council Meeting
September 7th through Columbus Day
Exibition: From the Back Room
September 9th 
Scott Edwards presents Antique Clocks
September 16th       Discovering New England's Stone Walls
September 30th
Manahan-Phelps-McCulloch Photo Collection
Printable Events Calendar and Information: 2013 Event Schedule

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 Disabilities

Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.

Additional Resources and Information

Hillsborough Historical Society