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The Fells

456 New Hampshire, Newbury, NH
+1 603-763-4789
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Great way to spend a day.

I had been to the Hay Estate before (since I live 35 minutes away) but this time I did both the... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
new england
Nice VIsit

The walk in from the parking lot is 1/4 mile, but if needed, there is a small lot near the house... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
David C
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“summer home” (8 reviews)
“house tour” (9 reviews)
“lake sunapee” (16 reviews)
456 New Hampshire, Newbury, NH
+1 603-763-4789
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

I had been to the Hay Estate before (since I live 35 minutes away) but this time I did both the garden and house tours which were fabulous. This place is beautiful and very historical. Next time I go I want to walk the many...More

Thank travelingmomnh
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The walk in from the parking lot is 1/4 mile, but if needed, there is a small lot near the house that can be used if you have trouble walking. We did the self guided tour of the house and grounds. There was plenty of...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

What a great experience. Very well maintained property with a lot of history and beautiful grounds. You'll get your exercise walking around the grounds - places to sit here and there to enjoy the view of the lake or the perennial bed. Worth the trip.

Thank NHtravelbuddies
Reviewed 20 June 2017

An absolute wonderful presentation. Very well presented on the common loon. Kittie is a well-recognized and respected member of the Loon Preservation Society. Certainly worth the our time. She will be presenting a "Loon Winter" lecture for the Lake Sunapee Protective Association later this summer....More

Thank OutdoorSteveNH
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Our first time here. Very IMpressed. Costs $10 pp but so worth it. A Kind and very informative gentleman in a little structure tells you all about all the trails, The gardens and The lake. Along with the Garden & Estate tours. We did all...More

Thank Dibird50
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Fells was the home (estate) of John Hay, who was Abraham Lincoln's personal secretary and then served in many Republican administrations in the following years. He was Theodore Roosevelt's Secretary of State. (Roosevelt visited The Fells while President.) The Fells is one of the...More

Thank _revrandy3795
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have been there several times as I live nearby. Wonderful walking through the woods, gardens and the trail along the lake. The gardens are especially lovely when in bloom and the outdoor exhibit of sculpture yearly is always interesting. Not to be missed if...More

Thank judyb059
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I happened to see this place in a New Hampshire magazine and decided to check it out with some friends.So glad we did! It was the summer home of statesman and diplomat John Milton Hay. At this time of year the rooms are decorated for...More

Thank NhWishfultraveler
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Hidden in the forest along Lake Sunapee is the beautiful summer home of John Hay, private secretary to Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State to Presidents McKinley and T. Roosevelt. A half mile walk through the woods opens on a meadow graced by a large,...More

Thank Rock1774
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful day it was going to the Falls historical garden and estate! It is the historical home of John Hay. A former statesman that worked with Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The house is rich in history and beauty. I recommend having the...More

Thank Heidi M
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