Hampton Chamber

The James House Association, Inc.

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186 Towle Farm Road
Hampton, NH

mailing address:
P. O. Box 234
Hampton, NH 03843-0234



The James House Association is curator of The James House Museum. The James House is recognized as a true "first period" colonial. The house built for Benjamin James in 1723, near the salt meadows of Hampton, New Hampshire, is regarded as perhaps the earliest surviving example of the two-room deep, center-chimney colonial in New Hampshire. All of its original framing remains intact.

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Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002, the James House presents an important opportunity to preserve the architectural and historic value of a rare first period house. Our preservation projects and programs of discovery bring visitors into the home and workshop of the early 18th century craftsman.


From Rt 95: take Exit 2 (Hampton tolls), go East on Rt 101,then East on Rt 27, and right onto Towle Farm Road for 1 mile. From Rt 101: take Hampton exit, go East on Rt 27 for 1 mile, and right onto Towle Farm Road for 1 mile. From Rt 1 North: take right onto Exeter Road (Rt 27) in Hampton Center go West on Rt 27 for 1/2 mile, and left onto Towle Farm Road for 1 mile. From Rt 1 South: take left at Drakeside Road,go West on Drakeside Road for 1 mile,then left onto Towle Farm Road for 1/8 mile.