First editions of the History of New-Hampshire, 1784, 1791, and 1792, by Jeremy Belknap (1744–98), New Hampshire Historical Society, gift of John Farmer.
Welcome to the New Hampshire Historical Society's Library
The New Hampshire Historical Society is the premier organization collecting, preserving, and sharing Granite State history. Our library offers the most extensive collection of resources and materials relating to New Hampshire history that can be found anywhere.
Location and Hours
New Hampshire Historical Society
30 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301
Tuesday through Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you are planning to do extensive research with manuscripts and special collections,
we encourage you to let us know by contacting library reference staff at 603-856-0641. This will
enable us to prepare materials in advance of your visit, making the most of the time
you spend at the Society.
The library and museum collections catalogs are available online, as are many finding aids for the library collections.
Admission to the New Hampshire Historical Society's research library is $7 for adults. Children under 18 and members of the New Hampshire Historical Society are admitted free. Full-time students and active military personnel and their families also are admitted free with valid I.D.
The New Hampshire Historical Society's staff is prepared to assist you in general research on New Hampshire history and genealogy by using any sources found in our library or museum. Research services can be ordered online and by telephone or mail. For details see the Research Services
page or call the library reference staff at 603-856-0641.
Photocopy charges are 35 cents per page for nonmembers and 25 cents for members plus a service charge of $7 for mailing or fax.
The New Hampshire Historical Society is the independent nonprofit that saves, preserve, and shares New Hampshire history. The Society serves thousands of children and adults each year through its museum, library, educational programs, and award-winning publications.
Along with 18 other cultural organizations, the New Hampshire Historical Society is a member of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, which offers grants for projects that draw on the collections and resources of the collaborating organizations.
The New Hampshire Historical Society is not a state-funded agency. All of the Society's programs and services are made possible by dues and contributions from individuals, foundations, and businesses. Free use of library research resources is one of the many benefits of membership. You are invited to join today! Call the membership department at 603-856-0621 or use our convenient and secure online membership form.