The Franconia Heritage Museum is located in an 1878 New England Farm House with attached barn and sheds.
The Franconia Heritage Museum opens for the 2019 season on Saturday May 25th at 1pm. The Museum will be open Saturdays from 1-4pm this year.
Visit our old-fashioned country store constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Imagine what it would be like to purchase all your necessities in one store...no trips to Walmart, Home Depot or Shaws...they didn't exist!
Browse the current exhibit: A VISIT TO AN OLD-FASHIONED COUNTRY STORE. The exhibit includes pictures of stores in Franconia, New Hampshire. Many artifacts are included in the general store we have set up in our versatile exhibit space: old tools, household items, a post office sorting case, clothing, and ledgers used by the shopkeeper. In the 1800s and early 1900s there were several stores in Franconia meeting diverse needs of residents at a time when it hours to get to Littleton..
Permanent displays in the furnished 1878 New England farm house and attached buildings include old farm equipment, Old Man of the Mountain, Iron Furnace, Dow Clock, china and more. We are pleased to announce that our barn has a new roof and that inside repairs to the barns and stalls are complete. These areas are again open to visitors with exhibits of old tools, sports equipment and printing presses.
Try our scavenger hunts—one for children and one for adults. See if you can find artifacts that our ancestors would have had or used, but are mysterious to us!
We have made several changes this year, so it is worth a visit.
The Franconia Heritage Museum is open Saturdays from 1-4 pm until Columbus Day weekend or by email or phone request through the museum.
Self-Guided and Staff-Guided Tours
No admittance fee – Donations welcome.
The Museum is dependent on memberships, contributions and sales; it is managed maintained by volunteers.
Open from Memorial Day weekend thru Columbus Day weekend on Saturdays from 1-4pm or by appointment
From Interstate 93, take exit 38 to blinking light on Main St.(Rt 18), turn left. The Museum is about one third of a mile on the left. Look for signs.
Franconia Heritage Museum
553 Main Street, PO Box 169
Franconia, NH 03580