Street Address
40 Park Ave
Hampton, NH 03842
Mailing Address
PO Box 1601
Hampton, NH 03843
Staff
Betty H. Moore, Executive Director

Description

Several years ago, the Hampton Historical Society acquired this school house, which stood on Lafayette Road near the North Hampton town line, and moved it to its present site on the Meeting House Green.

The school house has been restored with authentic school furniture, books, and equipment covering several eras and showing the educational growth of the Hampton schools since 1750.

This is the last of Hampton's 19th century one-room schoolhouses. It can be seen in a childhood watercolor painting by Charles Henry Turner. The door to the schoolhouse is thought to be the front door of the Garrison House built in 1600. It came into the ownership of the Toppan family in 1727 and was given to the museum as an example of architecture from the colonial era.