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Franklin Pierce Homestead

301 2nd Nh Tpke, Hillsborough, NH 03244-4622
+1 603-478-3165
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At least walk around it.

I did. I have spent years driving by it, yeah yeah, there it is, and yesterday I stopped. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Back to the past.

You don't know much about this president, for some good and not so good reasons, but after you have... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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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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301 2nd Nh Tpke, Hillsborough, NH 03244-4622
+1 603-478-3165
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did. I have spent years driving by it, yeah yeah, there it is, and yesterday I stopped. It happened to be in the middle of a tour of the inside of the house, and if I pressed I think they would have let me...More

Thank SampleASample
Reviewed 6 February 2017

You don't know much about this president, for some good and not so good reasons, but after you have toured the Franklin Pierce presidential museum, you get a feeling that President Pierce may have gotten a bad rap. Very interesting tour. We were there during...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have driven by the Franklin Pierce Homestead many times as a teenager , and did not stop. But this time we did, Tour starts iut in the Barn, many neat things too see and think about. The Old Homestead is in very good shape,...More

Thank Sandy G
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Have visited the Pierce Homestead a number of times for the house tours, special events and lectures. Always impressed with the professional presentations, they're very well organized, informative, and inspiring. This is always a stop when we have new visitors and they just love it!

Thank James V C
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Actually his father's home, but interesting for both his father's history and Franklin's Very informative (and knowledgeable) docent, but she did tend to go on... You can tell it means a lot to her. Some period pieces, some reproductions, some original, but this tour took...More

Thank David Z
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This presidential home site was somewhat interesting to see the house where President Franklin Pierce grew up, but the tour guide gave a lot of information about Pierce's boyhood family & relatives which was a bit confusing. I wanted to know more about Pierce as...More

Thank Virginia Y
Reviewed 30 August 2016

An informative tour guide leads you through the history of the Pierce family. Especially unique is the story of Franklin Pierce's father, who served as governor of New Hampshire. The road that passes it is quiet today but obviously was busy in the heyday of...More

Thank Rock1774
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We were blown away by the wonderful tour by Sara! She really made the home come alive and was able to articulate the history of the beautiful home. It is a gem of New Hampshire and national history, and everyone in the area should visit!

Thank Babrams223
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My family and I went to the Franklin Pierce Homestead to travel back in time! We where comfortably greeted by a wonderful young man named Adam at the front. Sara was our tour guide and her enthusiasm brought the tour to life. She was interested...More

Thank Grace C
Reviewed 21 June 2016

If you are a history buff, or a U.S. presidents buff, plan on visiting this site. We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the childhood home of Franklin Pierce, which provided some insight into his early exposure to politics, as well as insight into his...More

Thank Lu-AnnR
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