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Address: 14 Horseshoe Pond Ln, Concord, NH 03301-5028
Phone Number: +1 603-225-4555
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Greek Revival home once owned by former President Franklin Pierce.

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Beautiful Manse In A Scenic Location

Because we were there on a Sunday, we could not get into the house, but judging from the exterior I think I would try to go back again. The building is located in the Concord... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
dave2840
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because we were there on a Sunday, we could not get into the house, but judging from the exterior I think I would try to go back again. The building is located in the Concord Historic District, and I highly recommend you take about 5-10 minutes to walk through the district while at the home. The Fourteenth President, Franklin Pierce... More 

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Gaithersburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

If you're looking for a Monticello or Mount Vernon you'll be disappointed. This rather small house was moved to it's present small site tucked into a neighborhood. There are some farmland views behind the home. The cost is minimal and they have a small entry area where you can view a short film and view a few artifacts. The staff... More 

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Willow Street
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Manse is the only home ever owned by Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the United States. Fortunately, the house was moved from downtown Concord to this more park-like setting. A small visitor center offers a video and exhibit about Pierce. An informative guided tour provides history about the house and the Pierce family--their triumphs and tragedies.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The docent led tour of the house was quite informative in getting to know about Franklin Pierce and his work and family life.

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

because it seems the air conditioning units temperature remains high until a tour begins. Informative. Tour guide clearly embraces the man, Pierce and is proud of the Pierce Manse. Many personnel belongings of the Pierce family and period pieces. Plenty of parking. Plan to spend about an hour.

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We were running late and showed up right at closing. The ladies giving tours were so nice and offered us a last minute abbreviated tour. It was fantastic! The tour guide was very knowledgeable of Franklin Pierce and the time period. Unfortunately very little was kept from Pierce's personal life so many of the items are period-authentic, not Pierce-authentic. The... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

The Pierce Manse is staffed by volunteers who clearly care about the impression of Franklin Pierce that you take away. Our guide, Cinny, gave us an in-depth depth tour of the Manse itself, explaining how the building was saved from demolition and moved to its present site. She showed us which furniture was original and which wasn't. And she told... More 

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Gloversville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Quaint home of Franklin Pierce in Concord. Need reservations. Tour was interesting and full of historical facts.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Wonderful that this piece of history was saved from being demolished. Easy to get to and an easy tour.

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

We walked past the house but did not go onto the grounds. Located at the top of a hill (no hill climbing necessary), there is a nice view at the rear of the property.

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