We love New Hampshire, and we've been saving its history for nearly two centuries.
Founded in 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving, preserving, and sharing New Hampshire history. Nowhere will you find a more extensive collection of objects and archives related to the state’s history. The Society shares these vast collections through its library, museum, website, publications, exhibitions, and youth and adult educational programs.
The Society's 1911 headquarters building at 30 Park Street in Concord is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Home to the Society’s library, exhibitions, and school and public programs, the building is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., for a modest admission fee. Exhibitions focus on a variety of New Hampshire topics, including iconic objects of New Hampshire history such as the original eagle from the New Hampshire State House, a rare Revolutionary War flag, portraits of Daniel Webster and Franklin Pierce, and White Mountain art. Both guided tours and a self-guided tour of the building via a mobile app are available.