Henniker House is an early example of the Queen Anne Victorian farmhouse style, built in the year 1859 by a local blacksmith named William Chandler. Since it’s construction, it passed through several hands, serving as a birthing hospital in the 1920’s & 30’s and a rooming house for New England College after WWII. It was a private home again with a day-care in the barn when Virginia and Maurice Walsh converted it into a B&B called The Hanscom House. Since then, four other innkeepers have put their mark on what is now known as Henniker House.
Alison and Ray are your current innkeepers since December 2017, as the town of Henniker prepared to celebrate it’s 250th anniversary. We inherit a rich and storied past amidst a wonderful iconic setting, and we invite our visitors to experience the charm and tranquility of 19th century New England, with a nod to modern conveniences. As our predecessors have done before us, our goal is to maintain and preserve those special qualities, while assuring that our guests enjoy a relaxing and memorable stay. So whether you are here for business, pleasure, partaking in outdoor activities, or attending a special event, come join us and create your own piece of New Hampshire history!