The Franconia Heritage Museum is located
in an 1878 New England Farm House with attached barn and sheds.
FRANCONIA HERITAGE MUSEUM OPEN FOR THE 2018 SEASON
The Franconia Heritage Museum opens for the 2018 season on Saturday May 26th. 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!
Browse the new exhibit for 2018: A VISIT TO AN OLD-FASHIONED COUNTRY STORE. The exhibit includes pictures of stores in Franconia, New Hampshire. Many artifacts are included in the exhibit: old tools, household items, a post office case, clothing, and ledgers used by the shopkeeper. In the 1800 and early 1900s there were several stores in Franconia meeting diverse needs due to the difficulty of travel.
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. If you are particularly interested in old tools, sports equipment and printing presses, please plan your visit for July or later as the barn and sheds will be closed for roof and inside repairs until then.
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 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
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