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Franklin Pierce Homestead State Historic Site

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

Historic Site Picnicking Fee Area Parking

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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

Facilities: Weekends only May 22 - June 27 and September 11 - October 11; Daily June 28 - September 6. Hours: 10am - 4pm. Last tour is at 3:30pm. State Park lands are always open for recreation, please be reminded that comfort stations might not always be available.


Admission is $4 for NH Resident Adults (18-64); Free for NH Youth (0-17) and NH residents ages 65 and over; Non-Resident Adults $5; Non-Resident Youths (6-17) $3; Non-Resident Children (0-5) Free. Season passes are available.

Are pets allowed at Franklin Pierce Homestead?

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.