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Franklin Pierce Homestead

301 2nd Nh Tpke, Hillsborough, NH 03244-4622
+1 603-478-3165
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A lil long...

Very informative, however a lil long..... Very well preserved estate with well informed staff, nice... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sacramento, California
via mobile
Paula's Tour was Excellent!

We were staying in the Hillsborough area for a week and there are plenty of things to do in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona
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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 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank 183michaelh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on Sunday, July 2, 2017. This is the 13th presidential property we have visited including libraries and museums. Earlier this week we went to the JFK and FDR lib/mus. When you arrive there are signs directing you to the entrance in an old...More

Thank Steve0315
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today with our daughter and her 3 children. (12, 8, and 3) The 12 and 8 yr olds were very interested and enjoyed it, as did the adults. We'll worth the minimal admission price.

Thank bobbysoxer
Reviewed May 29, 2017

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

1  Thank SampleASample
Reviewed February 5, 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

1  Thank Brokenboat
Reviewed October 20, 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 October 13, 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 October 9, 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 October 2, 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
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