Red dress worn by Franklin Pierce.

Dress Worn by President Franklin Pierce

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Concord, New Hampshire

This is the only home Franklin Pierce (1804-1869), America's 14th President, ever owned. He lived in it for six years, before he became President. It displays more Pierce artifacts than anyplace else on earth, such as his beaver fur top hat, replicas of his White House china, one of his shirts, the booties his son wore before his horrible death, and a red dress that may have been worn by Franklin Pierce in his boyhood (In those practical times, children's dresses were unisex, and made wearing -- or not wearing -- diapers easier).

Concord planned to demolish the house in the 1960s, but a citizens group named "The Pierce Brigade" saved it and operates it today.

July 2014: Contributor Kurt Deion visited and reports: "the Pierce home was struck by lightning the other day and one of the chimneys was destroyed."

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Dress Worn by President Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce Home and Museum

Address:
14 Horseshoe Pond Ln., Concord, NH
Directions:
The Pierce Manse
Hours:
By appt. Summer Tu-Sa, off-season Sa-Su only. (Call to verify)
Phone:
603-225-4555
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