What is History Alive?

Join us for a delightful, interactive living history experience and take part in the unique history of New England.

History Alive in Hillsborough, NH will start after the former Living History Event was put on for the last ten years and will be held on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, 2019.

We are excited to host Oney Judge Staines! Interact with period artisans or follow a battle through the woods, watch the Cavalry charge, hear the cannons roar. Suttlers, crafters, and the blacksmith will be selling their wares, make butter and ice cream, pan for gold, use an old-fashioned laundry, press cider, sample some maple syrup, and more.

We have over a dozen children and family hands-on activities. Venture on a fantastic trip throughout Hillsborough and discover the historic villages, the Hillsborough Heritage Museum, including the Manahan-Phelps-McCulloch Photo Collection and the DAR Collection. Take a tour of the Franklin Pierce Homestead State Historic Park and tour the cemetery where President Pierce’s parents are buried on 2nd NH Turnpike. Enjoy scenic drives; take a horse-drawn wagon ride, or a self-guided stroll around the Old Historic Center. Take a scenic tour of the National Landmark Engineering award-winning stone arch bridges that make Hillsborough a historic treasure.

Feast on mouth-watering cider donuts for breakfast from the famous Chichester Country Store. Taco Beyondo will be one of the vendors providing food.