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A Great Place to Spend an Afternoon--Whatever the Season

The Fells was the home (estate) of John Hay, who was Abraham Lincoln's personal secretary and then served in many Republican administrations in the following years. He was... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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Bradford, New Hampshire
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Bradford, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Fells was the home (estate) of John Hay, who was Abraham Lincoln's personal secretary and then served in many Republican administrations in the following years. He was Theodore Roosevelt's Secretary of State. (Roosevelt visited The Fells while President.) The Fells is one of the few places where one can walk/hike along the shore of Lake Sunapee. There are also... More 

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Newbury, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have been there several times as I live nearby. Wonderful walking through the woods, gardens and the trail along the lake. The gardens are especially lovely when in bloom and the outdoor exhibit of sculpture yearly is always interesting. Not to be missed if one is visiting the Sunapee area.

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NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I happened to see this place in a New Hampshire magazine and decided to check it out with some friends.So glad we did! It was the summer home of statesman and diplomat John Milton Hay. At this time of year the rooms are decorated for Christmas by various businesses and garden clubs in the area. I thought the price was... More 

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Willow Street
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Hidden in the forest along Lake Sunapee is the beautiful summer home of John Hay, private secretary to Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State to Presidents McKinley and T. Roosevelt. A half mile walk through the woods opens on a meadow graced by a large, attractive house. Extensive flower gardens and sculptures adorn the grounds. A self guided tour of... More 

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Thank Rock1774
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful day it was going to the Falls historical garden and estate! It is the historical home of John Hay. A former statesman that worked with Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The house is rich in history and beauty. I recommend having the tour.

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key west and new york
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Built in the early 1900's, this charming summer home evokes the pleasures and beauty of summer in New Hampshire on Lake Sunapee. The gardens and hikes through the woods are exquisite. There are few places where all you can hear in the woods is the sound of the wind.

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Winsted, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Keep in mind an elderly couple would have to walk on a dirt road to get to estate about 1/2 mile in and 1/2 out. Not much for some a lot for others. Keep that in mind before you go.

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Boston
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We were there on a day when the house was closed, but plan to go back to see it, plus enjoy the garden in a different season. The stonework in this garden is as visit worthy as the plantings. The young woman in the ticket booth was also friendly, gave suggestions for restaurants - very helpful since this area feels... More 

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Leicester, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My friend and I came up to visit on a hot day in Massachusetts, but a very pleasant day in New Hampshire. After you pay your admission, you walk l/4 mile to see the gardens and house. Coordinate your visit so you can take the guided tour of the gardens and the guided tour of the house. It is so... More 

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New London, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I can't believe we've lived this close for four years and have just discovered The Fells! The hikes are great with choice for longer or shorter hikes. Brought bug spray and didn't need it (but it is windy and cooler today), the gardens were fantastic, the sculptures were beautiful, and the self-guided house tour was very interesting. They also offer... More 

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