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Franklin Pierce Homestead

301 2nd Nh Tpke, Hillsborough, NH 03244-4622
+1 603-478-3165
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Definitely worth a stop

We made the one-hour trip from Vermont because we thought “when will we ever be in Hillsborough... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Well preserved

This place is must stop for people who love history or are following the Presidential trail. Well... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Tim S
Olmito, Texas
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Franklin Pierce Homestead was the home of the fourteenth president of the United States from his infancy until his marriage in 1834. The Pierce Homestead 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 can be arranged. The Pierce Homestead is available, at a fee, for small private functions & meetings.
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  • Average6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
301 2nd Nh Tpke, Hillsborough, NH 03244-4622
+1 603-478-3165

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made the one-hour trip from Vermont because we thought “when will we ever be in Hillsborough again?” I’m glad we did. This is the home Franklin Pierce grew up in and always thought of as home, even after he moved away. Sarah, our docent,...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This place is must stop for people who love history or are following the Presidential trail. Well kept up, but tour guide was a little short and there is no brochure to provide follow up information. Lady at front desk very friendly

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Decided to take a drive on the Currier and Ives Scenic Byways Trail. The Franklin Pierce Homestead was on the way and after living in NH for over forty years, we decided to go in for a tour. It was wonderful and informative. Adam, our...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Visited here during the "Living History" weekend in Hillsborough but I would love to come back and do the tour again when there when it is less crowded. The homestead actually has some of the items that Franklin Pierce possessed in his lifetime (not like...More

Thank Rick K
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Been driving by the homestead for years on our way to our house in New Hampshire and finally stopped and we are glad we did. Our guide was informative and entertaining. Facts about President Pierce we never knew. If you're driving by do yourself a...More

Thank Neemr22
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Did not know this was near us stumbled upon it. I am a lover of history so this was a really good find for My family and me!

Thank Kristin S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I did not anticipate spending a whole lot of time at this beautiful NPS historic home, but my tour guide Pia gave an amazing and informative tour that was well worth every minute! The house is beautifully kept and restored with many original items from...More

Thank Parabola
Reviewed 4 August 2017

What a well kept property. Just make sure to visit on any day other than Wednesday or Thursday when the homestead is closed.

Thank 5ontheroadagain
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Very informative, however a lil long..... Very well preserved estate with well informed staff, nice park like setting.

Thank 183michaelh
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We were staying in the Hillsborough area for a week and there are plenty of things to do in the area, including the Pierce tour. We didn't know much about the President, but that all changed when we were expertly told the story of the...More

Thank waynesunne
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