The New Hampshire State House, located in Concord at 107 North Main Street, is the state capitol building of New Hampshire. The capitol houses the New Hampshire General Court, Governor and Executive Council. The building was constructed on a block framed by Park Street (named in honor of the architect, Stuart James Park) to the north, Main Street to the east, Capitol Street to the south, and North State Street to the west.
The current statehouse was designed in 1814, and paid for by the City of Concord. The building was built in 1816–1819 by architect Stuart Park.
The building was built in the Greek Revival style with smooth granite blocks. The entrance is covered by a small projecting portico supported by Doric columns. The balcony above is lined with a balustrade separated by Corinthian columns supporting a pediment. Another balustrade lines the edge of the flat roof.
The windows on the first floor are rectangular in shape, the second floor are arched and the third floor are square panels. An octagonal drum with large arched windows supports a golden dome with bull's-eye windows and supporting a small lantern. A statue of a huge gold-painted wooden war eagle looking to the left was raised in 1818. In 1957, it was replaced with an element-proof peace eagle statue looking to the right, with the original eagle given to the New Hampshire Historical Society.
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New Hampshire State House Reviews
In contrast to many public buildings, the NH state house remains open and welcoming. Volunteer greeters met us at the entrance, and we chose to guide ourselves. To the right is a souvenir shop that... more »
We stopped in for a visit at the NH State House, got a short tour with a knowledgeable volunteer for an hour well spent. Highly recommend this! more »
Looks like a capitol building from the outside. Not big. Looks like an office building inside. I like that they didn't spend excessive amounts of tax money on this building. Nice Senate chamber, touted to be the oldest original one still in use. Lovely entry hall full of flags. They let you enter theoythe main entrance. Plenty of street parking available at $.50/hr. Friendly staff and nice gift shop.
Was an amazing experience for us and our homeschooler, I highly recommend this place to everyone, people were so friendly and informative. If you get a chance also go to the visitor center for nh just down the road, wonderful people there as well
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