Franklin Pierce Homestead Historic Site

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

Activities and Amenities

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.

Book a Historic Site Tour

Operating Schedule

This site is open every Friday through Tuesday (and holidays) from May 27 through September 5. From September 10 through October 10 the site is open on weekends only (and Columbus Day).

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

Dates of Operation Operating Hours
2022 Dates:

10am – 4pm
Tours on the hour, last tour 3pm
Fridays-Tuesdays through 9/5
Saturday and Sunday 9/10 – 10-10  

10 am-4 pm
*last tour at 3 pm


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 and over
Resident Free Free $4 Free
Non-Resident Free $3 $5 $5

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

National Park Service Information about the Franklin Pierce Homestead