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New Hampshire Historical Society
30 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301

Important Information About Library Collections Access

Portions of the New Hampshire Historical Society’s archives and special collections will be closed to researchers effective March 18, 2015, through September 8, 2015. (The reopening date is subject to change.) This closure is to accommodate installation of important climate control and energy efficiency renovations at our historic Park Street headquarters. Collections not accessible during the renovations include all manuscripts, maps, broadsides, oversized and encased photographs, glass plate and photographic film negatives, ephemera, audiovisual materials, and newspapers not on microfilm.

The Society’s library reading room remains open its regular schedule of Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and researchers will still have access to the Society’s extensive book, photographic print, and microfilm collections. For more information about research resources accessible during the renovations please contact Reference Librarian/Archivist Malia Ebel at or 603-856-0641.

The climate control and energy efficiency upgrades are made possible through generous support to the New Hampshire Historical Society’s capital campaign, including a Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program. Other key priorities underwritten by the capital campaign include: digitization of the Society’s collections to make them more widely available; implementation of the online New Hampshire History Network to facilitate the sharing of collections by local historical societies around the state; additions to the endowment; and two new exhibitions opening in October 2015 at the Society’s Park Street headquarters.


Tuesday through Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The New Hampshire Historical Society's exhibition gallery is currently closed for climate control and energy-efficiency renovations. During the renovations visitors are welcome to enjoy the architecture of our landmark 1911 building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Two new exhibitions, Discovering New Hampshire and Remembrance and Reality: Landscape Paintings of New Hampshire, will open in October 2015.


Take Interstate 93 to Exit 14. Northbound - turn left at the light at the end of the exit ramp; Southbound - turn right at the light at the end of the exit ramp. Move into the left lane in order to take a left onto North Main Street. Take the next right onto Park Street (a one-way street that goes up the right side of the State House). At the stop sign, continue straight; the New Hampshire Historical Society is the granite building on the right. Metered parking is available on surrounding streets and in downtown Concord's public parking garages. Street parking is free on the weekends.


Admission to the New Hampshire Historical Society's research library is $7 for adults. Children 18 and under and members of the New Hampshire Historical Society are admitted free of charge. Full-time students and active military personnel and their families also are admitted free of charge with a valid ID.

Admission to the Society's historic building at Park Street is free of charge during the climate control and energy-efficiency renovations.

Group Tours
Guided group tours are available by advance reservation for groups of 12 or more. Guided school and youth tours also are available. Visit our school programs page for details. For more information, and to arrange your visit, contact the education department at 603-856-0604 or

Blue Star Museums
The New Hampshire Historical Society is a member of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s service members, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. - sites that think

New Hampshire Historical Society - Founded 1823