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Address: 301 2nd Nh Tpke, Hillsborough, NH 03244-4622
Phone Number:
+1 603-478-3165
10:00 - 16:00
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Fri - Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Franklin Pierce Homestead was the home of the fourteenth president of the...

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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Back to the past.

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... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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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 history tours and it was very fun and informing. If you are in the Hillsborough... More 

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Farina, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 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, at one time was across the street, was moved many years ago. Very enjoyable visit... More 

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Antrim, New Hampshire
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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
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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 well over an hour.

Thank David Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 an adult, also, but there was not much information about that part of his life.... More 

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Willow Street
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Reviewed 31 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 the house. The guide helps you visualize its life in earlier days.

Thank Rock1774
West Hartford, Connecticut
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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
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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 in the information she was giving to us and we learned a lot. We thoroughly... More 

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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 home life prior to his marriage. The gift shop also has some very interesting items... More 

Thank Lu-AnnR
Beltsville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Our guide, Sara, conducted the tour as if she grew up there. She imparted a lot of little-known information about the Pierce family and how they lived. Who knew that President Pierce was from a family of partiers? We learned about the architecture of the house and a lot of family history. She is a great guide and it was... More 

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