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Franklin Pierce Homestead State Historic Site

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The interpreter was enthusiastic and made the home come alive

The home and the Pierce family came alive through the young interpreter’s voice, energy, and... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2019
Jenny H
Williamsburg, Virginia
Nice Tour!

A nicely done tour on the home where future president Franklin Pierce lived in his early years. The... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2019
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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...more
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301 2nd Nh Tpke, Hillsborough, NH 03244-4622
+1 603-478-3165
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

The home and the Pierce family came alive through the young interpreter’s voice, energy, and stories. She connected the family to today. We learned of the president, father, and siblings. This was one of the better home tours we have experienced. It was a good...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019

A nicely done tour on the home where future president Franklin Pierce lived in his early years. The tour guide was very, very, well versed on Pierce's political career and this home (owned by Benjamin Pierce, the future president's father). Nicely done!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

My family and I accidentally wandered into the Franklin Pierce homestead and we are so glad that we did. Our guide was excellent she gave such interesting facts and anecdotes about the house grounds and Pierce family. The staff certainly know their history and are...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank M3818GBjaym
Reviewed June 26, 2019

We have driven by this historical site for years and recently enjoy a quick stop for a picnic lunch when we are enroute to the White Mountains, always with the intention to take the tour. We finally did and recommend this to anyone who likes...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank whmtnhiker
Reviewed June 16, 2019

We joined six other visitors on a rainy Sunday for a tour of the Franklin Pierce home. The 15th President was raised here but did not live here dur g or after his presidency. The tour was interesting, but the guide glossed over Pierce’s shortcomings....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jsteveb
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Best one hour tour for $5 I've had, extensive information, artifacts and history about our 14th president and his era and his family. His father was twice governor of New Hampshire. Our tour was last day of the season and since we were the only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephanietravelsalot
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I enjoyed this very much as they kept most of the house original with some of the original designs on the wall to show you what they would have looked like during the 1850-60's. There are items from the President's childhood which helps create the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Joe L
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We are history buffs and love to tour historical sites but were a little disappointed with this one. First, while our guide Adam was knowledgeable his presentation style was rather annoying. His presentation was by rote, in an exaggerated speaking style drive me nuts. When...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed September 22, 2018

A pleasant looking building onthe side of a quiet side road. Good welcome upon arival and the tour was for us two. Faith was very helpful and provided a tour in great detail ndexplained the time of the artifacts and their use in USA. Mnay...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ian b
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Our guide, Adam, gave an excellent tour. The problem we had was that it was about Benjamin Pierce, Franklin's father. We were hoping to learn more about President Pierce, the man, but instead the focus was on the latest and greatest household gadgets of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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