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Franklin Pierce Homestead Historic Site


301 2nd NH Turnpike, Hillsborough, NH 03244

Hours and Fees

May 24th-September 2nd
September 7th-October 14th
Saturday-Sunday, and Monday Holidays

NH Resident Adult: $4
NH Resident Over 65: $0
NH Resident 17 or Under: $0
Non-Resident Adult: $5
Non-Resident Ages 6-17: $3
Non-Resident 5 or Under: $0

Tours start at the beginning of each hour with the last tour starting at 3 pm.    

Off-season use: The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Please be aware that many State Parks areas and trails are not staffed during the off season, and day-use fees are not collected. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to enusre their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.

Activities and amenities

Restrooms Picnic Area Historical Site Learning Environments

About the Park

Franklin Pierce Homestead was the home of the 14th president of the United States from his infancy until his marriage in 1834. The Pierce Homestead is a fine example of New Hampshire village architecture. It is a two-story frame building with a hipped roof. 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, can be arranged. The Homestead collections include items on loan from the Hillsborough Historical Society and the New Hampshire Historical Society. The Homestead can be reached at (603) 478-3165 for more information. The Franklin Pierce Homestead is a Blue Star Museum, a program of the National Endowment of the Arts.


Youth Group Day Use 

Youth and School Groups must call the park directly at least 2 weeks prior to arrival to book a trip and schedule tours.

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

Visit our Accessibilty page for more information on specific accessibilty needs or questions, please contact the individual park office directly.

Additional Resources and Information

National Park Service Information about the Franklin Pierce Homestead

Drone use is restricted at all NH State Parks. Drone operators are not permitted to take off or land within NH State Park boundaries.
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