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Bureau of Historic Sites

The Bureau of Historic Sites is responsible for the care, maintenance and administration of the state historic sites as well as the historic resources under stewardship of the Department of Resources and Economic Development. The Bureau utilizes preservation best practices by following the Secretary of the Interior ss Standards for all buildings, landscapes and collections under its purview.

The Bureau was established in 2007 per RSA 12-A:10-d and the duties of the bureau are outlined in RSA 12-A:10-e. Some of these duties include:

Define missions and goals for the state's historic sites and ensure accountability in the ongoing stewardship responsibilities for such sites.

Enter into partnerships and provide effective management of partnerships with other agencies and "friends" groups connected to the state's historic sites.

Work collaboratively with the Division of Historical Resources in the Department of Cultural Resources, in the management of the state historic sites and the development of interpretive and visitor programs for students and the general public that will build ongoing recognition and appreciation for the state's historic sites.

To learn more about the agency's specific historic sites, please use the following links:


Crawford Notch State Park - Willey House
Daniel Webster Birthplace
Endicott Rock
Fort Constitution Historic Site
Fort Stark Historic Site
Franklin Pierce Homestead
Governor Wentworth Historic Site
Hannah Duston Memorial
John Wingate Weeks Historic Site at Weeks State Park
Robert Frost Farm Historic Site
Taylor Mill Historic Site
Tip Top House at Mount Washington State Park
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion

Additional Resources/Information: Historic Sites Information Sheet