Hillsborough's 10th Annual Living History Event
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Enjoy a delightful, interactive living history experience and take part in the unique history of New England. Hillsborough's 10th Annual Living History Event will be held this weekend in Butler Park and throughout Hillsborough. For their 10th year, they are excited to host two special historical figures George Washington, portrayed by Dean Malissa, and John Adams, portrayed by George Baker. Interact with period artisans and the music of the 2nd South Carolina String Band, or follow a battle through the woods, watch the Cavalry charge, hear the cannons roar. Sutlers, crafters, and the blacksmith sell 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 family-based 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, ride in a horse-drawn buggy, or a take self-guided stroll around the Old Historic Center. Tour the National Landmark Engineering award-winning stone arch bridges that make Hillsborough a historic treasure. This is one of our top events of the year - it's definitely one you don't want to miss! Tickets are $5 - $15.