Hillborough Historical Society and Franklin Pierce Homestead [NH]
Franklin Pierce (18041869), the seventh of nine children, spent a happy childhood in attractive surroundings of gardens and trees. The stately home has spacious rooms with vividly painted walls and exquisite stenciling. The house has a grand ballroom and a parlor decorated with imported French wallpaper—symbols of the elegance of the age.
The house offers tours and occasional recreational and educational events.