Franklin Pierce Homestead Historic Site
301 2nd NH Turnpike
Hillsborough, NH 03244
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
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
|Currently Closed - 2023 Operating Schedule TBD
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.
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.
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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 Accessibility for All webpage. 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