Franklin Pierce Homestead State Historic Site (National Historic Landmark), 301 2nd New Hampshire Tpke. (SR 31) near jct. SR 9, was home to the 14th president of the United States from his infancy until his marriage in 1834. The restored 1804 mansion, with its hand-stenciling and period furnishings, reflects the lifestyle of the affluent in the 19th century.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
$5; $4 (New Hampshire residents ages 18-64); $3 (ages 6-17); free (New Hampshire residents ages 6-17 and 65+). Prices may vary; phone ahead.
Hours: Fri.-Tues. 10-4, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day; Sat.-Sun. and holidays 10-4, day after Labor Day-Columbus Day. Last tour departs 45 minutes before closing. Off-season tours available by reservation.