The New Hampshire State House is the oldest U.S. statehouse in which the House of Representatives and Senate still meet in their original chambers. Known as the “People’s House,” this much-loved landmark has just been beautifully restored. Its dome and eagle have been newly gilded, and it looks glorious! A weeklong celebration of its two hundredth anniversary was held in June 2019
All legislative meetings are open to the public. You can also book a tour.
Every week the NH House produces a Calendar for the use of Legislators and for the Public. In it, during normal times, you will first find the bills that are coming to the Full House in Reps Hall. Coming at the beginning, the Bills that have no votes against them in Committee, this is called the “Consent Calendar” which is then passed by one vote for the entire House. Following this the Bills by Committee that will be voted on one-by-one that session.
You can also find the House Committee Meetings where the bills are heard before they come to the floor of the House. You will find their times and room numbers there to inform the public and invite everyone to come and be heard.
From the Pomp and Circumstance of the opening of the Session to the final gavel, our Full House Meetings in Representatives Hall can be exciting, and dull, and exciting again all in the matter of moments.
Parking in Concord when the House is in Session can be very difficult, and different spots have different rules.
Take the time to read up on Concord NH’s Downtown Parking Page to avoid a headache when you get there or a ticket when ready to leave.
The Virtutal Tour is absolutely beautiful with images of this stately building.
Walk through in the quiet hours before the Legislators stream in.
CSPAN visited our State House and was given a wonderful tour by our own, very talented, tour guide, Virginia Drew.
Enter the Visitor’s Center to your right just off the main entrance and The Hall of Flags. And while you’re there, take the Trivia Challenge, find something excellent from the online store, and take a look at hundreds of years of history.