The Franconia Heritage Museum is located
in an 1878 New England Farm House with attached barn and sheds.
The Museum opened in 1998 with a collection
preserved by Sarah Nelson Welch, great granddaughter of Luke Brooks, one of the
first white men to observe the Old Man of the Mountains in Franconia Notch in
1805. Many other local families have contributed their artifacts to the
museum, so that it reflects life in Franconia since the town's founding in 1772.
A visit to our fully furnished farmhouse is like a trip to
your great grandparents home.
Old Man of the Mountains
New Exhibit this summer: “Readin’ Ritin’ Rithmetic”
Visit our one room school house, constructed by volunteers in the Jewell Friedman Exhibit Room. Meet the teacher, Miss Wallace, and imagine what it was like to attend a one room school!
The exhibit includes pictures of schools and children from Easton, Franconia and Sugar Hill. In the 1860’s there were more than a dozen schools in the three towns. Research traces the change from these schools to the current Lafayette Regional School and Profile Junior-Senior High school serving the three towns and more.
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 to Halloween on Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4pm.
Other times by special request.
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